Department: Interview Collection
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Reports To: Manager, National
Status: Full-Time (35 hours/week) Temporary (2 Years), Full-Time, Non-Exempt, Union
Annual Wage:$40,000 ($21.98/hr)
StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. Since our founding in 2003, StoryCorps has provided half a million of people of all backgrounds and beliefs with powerful opportunities to record interviews about their lives, and leave a legacy for future generations in our archive at the Library of Congress. We bring these interviews to life in stories produced for broadcast on public media (including our weekly Friday morning broadcast on NPR’s “Morning Edition"), our podcast, and/or our animations. Together, these stories reach an audience of tens of millions. StoryCorps maintains a relentless focus on diversity, and seeks to highlight voices often underrepresented in mainstream media. While our stories honor and celebrate the diversity of humankind, they also remind us of the many values and experiences we share in common -- building bridges of greater understanding.
Our work has been widely recognized with several George Foster Peabody Awards, a MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, the 2015 TED Prize, and a 2016 Emmy award for our animation “Traffic Stop.”
This work couldn’t be accomplished without the unwavering commitment of the exceptional individuals who make up our organization. Our team is brilliant, hard-working, creative, and incredibly passionate about the vision we share: to touch the lives of every person in this country and to create a culture of listening in the United States.
StoryCorps seeks to record stories from a diverse range of voices — from our Griot Initiative to preserve stories of African Americans, to our Historias Initiative to collect the experiences of Latinos — and candidates with experience working with Black/African American, Latino, and Asian American communities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Facilitators are the “Corps” of StoryCorps. As the public face of the organization,Facilitators work to carry out our mission by creating a space for participants to feel welcome and comfortable while conducting their interviews with one another. Facilitators also ensure a high-quality audio recording and perform databasing activities so that the interview can be preserved and is searchable in our digital interview archive. However, minimal prior technical experience is required! StoryCorps provides Facilitators with training from experts in recording, archiving, and audio production.
National Facilitators record for our grant-funded programs and our Fee-for-Service model. A majority of our current recordings are through One Small Step (OSS), an initiative dedicated to facilitating personal conversations between strangers who hold opposite political views. Facilitators also record for our Military Voices Initiative (MVI), which includes veterans and their loved ones. Additionally, they record for our Custom Services Department, facilitating interviews in which partner organizations fund recording visits. National Facilitators occasionally accompany our Learning & Engagement team to partner organizations to teach volunteers how to facilitate StoryCorps-style interviews. Other recordings include: special interviews for friends of StoryCorps including Board members, current/potential donors, high-stakes partnerships, and others, as well as cherry-picked Production-style conversations.
All aforementioned services are recorded either through StoryCorps Virtual, a digital platform, or through onsite visits with portable equipment. As a National Facilitator, you must be willing to have a flexible travel schedule and be able to adjust plans based on recording requests – including last-minute ones.
This position is designated as a union position. As such, it is subject to the terms andconditions outlined in our Collective Bargaining Agreement with CWA Local 1180. Thisalso means that you would be responsible for paying union dues or agency fees(currently 1.3% of your gross wages), deducted from your regular biweekly pay after the completion of your qualifying period.
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All offers of employment requiring on-site/in-person work will be contingent on the candidate being Fully Vaccinated (at least two-weeks after last dose) prior to starting their new role. As of December 27, 2021 by order of the Commissioner of Health and Mental Hygiene all employees working in-office are required to provide proof of the COVID-19 Vaccination in the Workplace. Reasonable accommodations can be discussed with HR personnel for individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons. Proof of vaccination status is required at the time of extending the offer.
StoryCorps seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions at StoryCorps are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.
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