Opportunities & Internships
We are seeking people for these opportunities on an on-going basis. Even if we have enough people, it’s good to have people on file to consider should spaces open up.
Spending a semester in Los Angeles? Become part of the Mortified team, working largely on production of The Mortified Podcast (and occasionally other projects when they arise). This internship is ideal for anyone with interest/background in the following — audio recording/editing, documentary production, comedy or storytelling. This is not a mindless errands-running internship. It is in an opportunity that involves hands-on production and involves your creative input collaborating with a very small team. Although flexible, the internship is typically 2-3 days a week. Must be in Los Angeles. Compensation includes college course credits plus free access to shows (age permitted) and other perks.
We occasionally have need for people to contribute remotely from home.
Transcriptions: Join our pool of contributors who transcribe interviews for the podcast. These contributors type transcripts of audio interviews and add time-stamps every few sentences. Each recording tends to be 30-60 min. Transcribing usually takes 3 times the recorded length. We rely on these transcripts to help us produce the podcast which often features about 5-10 minutes of interview. The upside is that you get to hear compelling, personal conversations and give feedback on parts you liked most. The downside is that we are often unable to give much advance notice before requesting an interview– hence the need for a pool of candidates who can call be assigned.
Misc Production: Other remote opportunities include doing basic file management of audio recordings of Mortified stage shows. This often involves listening to hours of audio and labeling/categorizing each file via spreadsheets. You get the chance to recommend audio for us to consider for future episodes. This also involves some very rudimentary editing tasks, and yep, we teach you how to do that part (it’s pretty simple). Commitment is light– roughly 3 hours a week. As we are very tiny grassroots project, compensation for this generally is often done as trades, such as free merch, tickets to shows for your friends, or other desired perks.