INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF POPULAR MUSIC - US BRANCH

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CALL FOR PODCAST PRODUCER, "THE BOOTH"

JPMS seeks a Podcast Producer to lead our new section, "The Booth"!

The Booth is a new, non-peer-reviewed, public facing section of JPMS that consists of audio interviews with authors, artists, producers, and other industry practitioners on issues animating popular music culture.

Applicants for this unpaid position must have a PhD in a field related to musical or cultural studies, broadly defined, in addition to expertise in popular music and some audio production skills. (Prior experience in podcast production is preferred, but not required.) Responsibilities will include working with the JPMS Editorial Team on pitching content, solidifying episode direction, and identifying interviewees—and, principally, setting up, conducting, and producing audio interview podcast episodes. Episodes will be roughly twenty minutes each, hosted by JPMS, and distributed as producer and editors deem appropriate; edited episode transcripts will run as print pieces in JPMS issues. 

The Booth works in concert with the existing sections of JPMS to explore and enrich our understandings of popular music cultures, extending the spirit of the journal into the audio medium. Its goal is to make scholarly, artistic, and historical research on popular music accessible, personal, and immediate, as well as to celebrate the increasing capaciousness of contemporary presentational forms. Ideal applicants for this position will embrace these new directions in creative research and demonstrate an interest in how public humanities work interfaces with print scholarship.

The editorial term for this position is 2023–2026. To apply, please send a letter of interest and CV to ehpowell@umn.edu by December 5, taking special care to note relevant audio production skills and experiences.

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