Posted On: August 23, 2015
Media Organization: Coney Island History Project
The Coney Island History Project, founded in 2004, is a not-for-profit organization that aims to increase awareness of Coney Island's legendary and colorful past and to encourage appreciation of the Coney Island neighborhood of today. Our mission is to record, archive and share oral history interviews; provide access to historical artifacts and documentary material through educational exhibits, events and a website; and honor community leaders and amusement pioneers through our Coney Island Hall of Fame. Emphasizing community involvement, the History Project teaches young people about local history and develops programs in conjunction with local schools, museums, and other organizations.
The Coney Island History Project is seeking part-time freelance interviewers to be part of a team conducting audio interviews for an oral history project in the Southern Brooklyn neighborhoods of Coney Island, Bensonhurst and Gravesend.
Interviewers must have professional training and experience in oral history or radio reporting. They will conduct, record and edit audio interviews in Chinese--both Cantonese and Mandarin--or another language for which we require interviewers. Interviews are conducted with immigrants and foreign-born New Yorkers. Additional work transcribing and translating the interview is also available. This project starts immediately and is ongoing.
- Fully bilingual in Chinese, either Cantonese or Mandarin, and English, or another language for which we require interviewers
-Training and experience in oral history or radio reporting
-Provide samples of previous oral history interviews or audio recordings
-Experience with recording equipment and digital editing
-Ability to work independently
-Excellent written and communication skills
Please send cover letter, resume, links to previous oral history interviews or audio recordings to firstname.lastname@example.org