The SquawkBox started out as an experiment to see what a multi-person podcast would look like. I was, frankly, curious about podcasting and curious about whether Calliflower could be a good tool for podcasters.
SquawkBox has succeeded far beyond what I had originally anticipated, mushrooming into a daily gathering of industry folks, and filling some of the void that has been left by the now absent VON show. And in discussing the SquawkBox with friends, and with my partners, I’ve realized that it’s time to take it to another level. The evolution I have in mind is two-fold:
First, the show needs a producer who can devote energy to recruiting guests, managing promotion, and producing and distributing the actual audio podcast via various outlets. There’s no doubt in mind that a passionate individual without the demands of running a startup could do a much better job than I do today. So I’m offering an internship for a journalism or media student. It will last four months, and the job title is producer. I figure it will take two to three hours per day of time, and you’ll learn a ton about new media with direct hands-on experience. The job description is attached at the end of this post.
Second, as I listened to the excellent podcasts recorded over the summer while I was on vacation, it was clear to me that the show was a better show for having a variety of voices in the hosts chair. Consequently, I’m looking to recruit two to three additional hosts for the show to host an episode, or possibly two, in any given week. It’s a high visibility podium suitable for an aspiring podcaster, and it will mean a commitment of four to six episodes per month.
Please drop me a line if you have interest in either of these two opportunities.
Producer / Editor Internship
Be part of an innovative new concept in online media — the social cast.
A cross between talk radio and podcasting, social casts consist of
recorded conversations between interviewers, guests, and the call-in
audience, which are then distributed as a podcast via Itunes and the
We’re seeking an intern for the fall period, from September through to
the end of December, to help produce the highly successful
Saunderslog.com Squawkbox show. The responsibilities of the intern will
1. In preproduction, to manage the scheduling and acquisition of guests,
and the promotion of the show.
2. During the show, to record and manage the call.
3. Following the show, to edit the podcast, write-up a summary of the
show, and post it to the show site.
You will get to work in a dynamic and interesting environment, with
newsmakers and journalists from all across North America. And you will
learn new podcasting, audio editing and promotion skills.
Estimated time requirement: 2 to 3 hours per day, five days per week
Contact Alec Saunders (firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out more.