AIR Live Interactive Residency: Deadline June 11, 2010

May 15, 2010 11:29 am
Live Interactive Residency

Do you want to spend 10 weeks in Seattle, the "City of Music," working with a dynamic team at one of the most cutting-edge public radio music stations in the country?  AIR is so pleased to be working in partnership with KEXP-FM to offer two producers a shot at AIR's "Live Interactive" residency. We'll choose one resident for fall 2010, and another for early 2011.

The residency comes with a $5600 stipend for ten weeks.

Are you the one?
We're looking for someone who is primed to experiment with new ways to take sound, music, and story beyond the broadcast signal. The producer, once chosen, will work with AIR and KEXP staff to hone a project they'll focus on. The ideal Live Interactive candidate is:
•   Passionate about learning
•   An outstanding team player
•   Looking for the next step in his/her career
•   Someone whose friends say "you're so creative!"
•   Passionate about “ear” work and the craft of sound
•   Experienced producing for radio, or public media venue
•   Recognized for having high standards in ethics and work quality
•   Able to work both independently and as part of a tight team
•   Comfortable with learning through his/her mistakes
•   Flexible and knows how to roll with the punches

We encourage the AIR resident to:
•   Collaborate with producers throughout the world via AIR’s social network, the AIRDaily
•   Experiment with bringing live broadcast material to other platforms
•   Invent new, deeply engaging ways to tell story and present sound
•   Blog about their experience

When: Fall 2010, Early 2011
Duration: Ten weeks

How to Apply:
Fill out an application form. THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 11, 2010. We will review every application we receive. Because of the volume of responses, we may not be able to contact every applicant personally. If we are interested in a follow-up interview, we will contact you by mid-July. If you have questions, you may contact AIR at

Erin Mishkin, Membership Director
Association of Independents in Radio, Inc.

About KEXP:
KEXP is an influential, non-commercial radio station based in Seattle and supported through financial contributions from listeners worldwide. Over the last three decades, KEXP has built a reputation as a purveyor of new and emerging artists and musical forms. Today, KEXP programs a rare mix of music spanning multiple genres and brings listeners more than 400 live, in-studio performances each year.

Recommended listening:
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Support for AIR comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation,, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Robert Davoli and Eileen Mc Donagh Charitable Foundation, and the members of the Association of Independents in Radio, Inc.