Hella Black Hella Seattle

Production internship

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About Hella Black Hella Seattle

Created in spring of 2016 by longtime friends and Seattle natives Alaina Caldwell, Jasmine Jackson and Eula Scott Bynoe, Hella Black Hella Seattle is a podcast that preserves and creates community for people of color (POC).

The idea for the podcast was birthed from conversations about scarcity for POC communities in Seattle. Our solution is to use podcasting as a platform to create access, provide education and increase opportunities for communities of color and by communities of color.

Hella Black Hella Seattle subscribers and listeners span across age, race, sexual orientation, gender, education level, occupation, religion, and income level. Our intersectional content includes everything from DJ mixtapes to events happening in and around Seattle, to restaurants and food reviews to in-depth interviews with local changemakers, activists, artists and leaders.

About the Internship

In the spirit of increasing access and opportunities for communities of color, we are pleased to be able to offer three hands-on paid internships with Hella Black Hella Seattle this fall in the following areas of interest: Social Media Marketing, Production & Editing, and Hosting/Broadcasting.

In addition to learning from and assisting with our podcast throughout the duration of the internship, our three interns will collaborate to produce two episodes that will air at the conclusion of the internship period in November 2017.

The internship period will run October 3, 2017 -  November 30, 2017, and Metro fare will be covered for weekly meetings and recording dates and field work. Compensation for the entire internship period is a $1,500 stipend.

The time commitment will vary between 5-10 hours/week, depending on training and field assignments. Recording sessions are typically 3 hours every other week, and post-recording training/education sessions will be no more than 2 hours on non-recording weeks. Off-site assignments will typically take between 1-2 hours each week to complete.

The Production Internship will include training and education about the technologies used to produce the podcast via one-on-one training sessions with our professional sound engineer at our recording studio. With supervision and guidance from our sound engineer and the podcast team, this intern will be responsible for editing weekly episodes. Tasks include:

  • Setting and adjusting sound levels
  • Set-up and recording for episodes and mixes
  • Editing alongside our sound engineer
  • Learning ProTools, hands-on, from our sound engineer

About our ideal Intern

  • You love details, learning new technology and have a really, really good ear.
  • You take direction well and are a self-starter. 
  • You listen to podcasts! 
  • You are also responsible and dependable, have a positive attitude, and a really good sense of humor.
  • You are also available on weekends and evenings for our occasional events and appearances.
  • You are between the ages of 21-24  (this is, after all, being funded by a grant titled the “Youth Opportunity Fund”).
  • You are not required to be enrolled in school. But if you are, good for you!

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Email your resume, cover letter, and references to hellablackhellaseattle@gmail.com

Please be sure to use the following subject line: "Production Internship Application: YOUR NAME"