Job Posting: Coney Island History Project Seeks Bilingual Oral History Interviewers

Coney Island History Project

The Coney Island History Project is seeking part-time bilingual interviewers to conduct audio interviews for our oral history project in the Southern Brooklyn neighborhoods of Coney Island, Bensonhurst and Gravesend.

Interviewers must have professional training and experience in oral history, radio reporting or podcasting. They will conduct, record and edit interviews in English or another language for which we may require interviewers. Additional work may include transcribing and translating interviews. Interviews are recorded with people who have stories to share about Coney Island, both residents and visitors as well as people who work here. We are also recording interviews, both in English and other languages, with immigrants who live or work in Southern Brooklyn. Interviewers are paid by the hour for their work. This project is ongoing. Selected interviews are posted online in our Oral History Archive.

Desired skills:

- Fully bilingual in English and at least one other language such as Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin), Russian, Bengali, Urdu, Haitian Creole, Arabic, or another language for which we may require interviewers

-Training and experience in oral history, radio reporting or podcasting

-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

HOW TO APPLY

Please send cover letter, resume, links to previous oral history interviews or audio recordings to coneyislandhistory@gmail.com

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