Writer: Location-based Journalism Project - Walking Cinema

Walking Cinema is a San-Francisco-based production company specializing in interactive documentary media projects. We are currently hiring a journalist/writer with longform storytelling and research skills for a National Endowment for the Humanities-funded production on the history of public housing. The writer would be working alongside director Michael Epstein to find a character-driven, multi-generational family saga of affordable housing in San Francisco.

Walking Cinema specializes in “mixed reality” media that combines handheld digital storytelling with real-world environments to give audiences a first-person experience of history and social issues. Thus, the writer will be researching both characters and the neighborhoods where the telling of this saga will be set.

? Find a compelling, multigenerational story set in San Francisco.
? Bringing their own knowledge, passion, and contacts in San Francisco to the table to help generate leads and stories.
? People person: Great at cold calling and making potential subjects open up with their stories.


? Lives in the Bay area.
? Degree in journalism (TV, film, podcasting, radio) or other relevant field (History, Creative Writing, Urban Studies/Planning, Sociology, etc.) with a minimum of 3 years experience preferred.
? Strong writing samples for print, television, film, and/or interactive.
? Ability to brainstorm and contribute to the development of story ideas, as well as strong communication skills and comfort with talking to a wide range of people from all walks of life.
? Self-Starter with the ability to work well both in a team setting and autonomously.
? Passion for cities and understanding how they evolve.


? Funny: Experience writing/producing humorous, entertaining pieces a plus.
? Knows how to write for the ear.
? Experience writing and/or producing interactive media.
? Experience and strong opinions on great audio shows/projects. Can geek out with director about sound and audio storytelling.
? Experience writing for actors.
? Values great stories that illuminate issues, rather than taking an issue as a starting point for a story.

How To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume with a link to writing and/or media samples to:
Michael Epstein, michael@walkingcinema.org

Additional Details:

Location State Salary Duration Deadline
San Francisco CA Pay rate will depend on experience, ranging from $25-$35/hour. Timeframe/Compensation: Initial Contract will be for 20 hours/week starting in July, 2017 running for 5 to 6 weeks. July 20, 2017

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Created On:  06/28/2017 - 12:00 a.m.

Modified On:  07/05/2017 - 04:13 p.m.

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