Recording Radio Film Connection and CASA Schools

Top Three Factors in Getting Hired for a Job in Music, Film and Radio

(and how to improve your odds of getting hired)

  1. Finding out when jobs are available. How can you apply for a job if you don’t even know a job opening exists? The reality is that jobs openings in film, radio and music are very rarely advertised because the positions need to be filled immediately. So, instead of advertising the position, the recording studio, radio station or film production house reaches out to people they know for recommendations. If you aren’t already on their radar, you’ll never even hear about the job opening.
  2. Industry connections are essential. This relates strongly to the previous point. If you aren’t connected with people inside the film, music or broadcast industries then you will remain on the outside looking in. Going to college is not the solution: the only connections you’ll make there are with other outsiders (students and professors).
  3. Real world experience. This is the old Catch-22. How do you get experience when you can’t get hired without it? With the advent of digital technology making recording, videotaping and podcasting possible on a shoestring budget it is possible for the do-it-yourself to gain a degree of experience. However, this experience is not very meaningful when it comes to being hired by a legitimate production facility—they want to see credits of projects you’ve worked on. Just to be clear, working on a student film (or other student project) does not qualify for real world experience.

Three Immediate Solutions

  1. Get networked. As previously mentioned, job openings in film, music and radio are rarely advertised. So unless you’re good friends with someone already inside one of these industries, you’ll probably never hear of job opportunities when they become available.
  2. Get on the inside. Occasionally, entry level jobs are available in the film, music and radio industries. These are not glamourous jobs. They usually involve running errands, helping with crowd control, cleaning up after a session and other menial tasks. If your attitude is that such jobs are beneath you, chances are you’ll be unemployed for a long time. That’s because the radio, music and film businesses operate under a “pay your dues” basis which means you start at the bottom and work your way up. What’s important to remember is not that these jobs are menial but that they put you inside the business and offer a direct pathway to bigger and better jobs within the company you are working for as well as other job openings that come up in the industry.
  3. Sign up for Connected. Each week Connected (a Google hangout) provides five job openings in film, music and radio. The hangout airs Mondays at 11AM PST and jobs range from entry level (which is how you get on the inside) to seasoned professional. It’s a free service provided by RRF which also offers mentor/apprentice programs in music, film and radio.

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Here are just some of the job opportunities we provide on a weekly basis:

Show #6 Los Angeles, CA

04/04/16

GRIND OPP #1

Position: Runner

Industry: Recording
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Description: Full time position at the Record Plant. Great entry level opportunity.

04/04/16

GRIND OPP #2

Position: Audio Engineer

Industry: Recording
Location: New York, NY

Description: Full time position at Jazz Club in NYC. Hours are 6pm-2am five days/week. Audio for live shows.

04/04/16

GRIND OPP #3

Position: Videographer

Industry: Film
Location: San Antonio, TX

Description: Communications company seeks videographer/writer/producer for client videos. Full time.

04/04/16

GRIND OPP #4

Position: Live Sound Engineer

Industry: Recording
Location: Orland, CA

Description: Six month gig running live sound for event venue. Experience running live sound required.

04/04/16

GRIND OPP #5

Position: Studio Manager

Industry: Recording
Location: Washington, D.C.

Description: Top Washington D.C. recording studio seeks studio manager to run day to day operations.

Show #5 Los Angeles, CA

03/28/16

GRIND OPP #1

Position: Live Streaming Producer

Industry: Film
Location: New York, NY

Description: Full time position. Help create and curate live events for broadcast company.

03/28/16

GRIND OPP #2

Position: Audio Engineering Assistant

Industry: Recording
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Description: Entry level. Must know Pro Tools. Duties include audio editing, studio/mic setup and maintenance.

03/28/16

GRIND OPP #3

Position: Assistant Audio Engineer

Industry: Recording
Location: Las Vegas, NV

Description: Community based project teaching young talent the basics of audio engineering.

03/28/16

GRIND OPP #4

Position: Videographer

Industry: Film
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Description: Part time (2 days/week) filming/editing videos for client websites. YouTube and social media.

03/28/16

GRIND OPP #5

Position: Broadcasting Engineer

Industry: Radio
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Description: Full time. Troubleshoot audio and broadcast equipment for TV and radio network.

Show #4 Miami, FL

Special Guest: Bobby Avila

03/21/16

GRIND OPP #1

Position: Promotions Assistant

Industry: Recording
Location: Miami, FL

Description: Entry level position to help with artist development, global promotion, PR, radio promotion and social media.

03/21/16

GRIND OPP #2

Position: Audio Operator (A2)

Industry: Recording
Location: Miami, FL

Description: Independent TV Network seeks A2 to monitor and run all mics, monitors, comms etc. for live shows.

03/21/16

GRIND OPP #3

Position: Touring Sound Tech

Industry: Recording
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Description: Full time working on touring shows across the country. Must home base in Phoenix.

03/21/16

GRIND OPP #4

Position: Video Editor

Industry: Film
Location: New York, NY

Description: Full time video editor for web documentary series. Experience with Premiere Pro and Photoshop.

03/21/16

GRIND OPP #5

Position: Runner / PA

Industry: Film
Location: Santa Monica, CA

Description: Full time entry level position in film post production facility.

Show #3 Atlanta, GA

03/14/16

GRIND OPP #1

Position: Cinematographer - Part Time

Industry: Film
Location: Miami, FL

Description: Create, shoot and edit marketing and promotional videos on a weekly basis for a financial consultancy company.

03/14/16

GRIND OPP #2

Position: Podcast Audio Engineering

Industry: Recording
Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Description: Produce, edit and engineer two shows a week for successful bi-weekly podcast series.

03/14/16

GRIND OPP #3

Position: Videographer

Industry: Film
Location: New York City

Description: For travel-based web series. Pre-production in New York City, then a year spent traveling the world.

03/14/16

GRIND OPP #4

Position: Radio Board Operator - Full Time

Industry: Radio
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Description: Entry-level position for Radio One. Control timing of programs and perform on-air traffic, weather and news announcements.

03/14/16

GRIND OPP #5

Position: Sound Designer

Industry: Recording
Location: San Francisco, CA

Description: Create sound effects and dialogue in collaboration with large sound team for video game company.

Show #2 Atlanta, GA

Special Guest: Ryan Cecil

03/07/16

GRIND OPP #5

Position: Awesome Internship with Heavyweight Producer

Industry: Recording
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Description: (Gwen Stefani, Panic! Maroon 5, Fall Out Boy and more)

03/07/16

GRIND OPP #4

Position: Live Sound Engineer

Industry: Recording
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Description: Live Shows for Balcony TV for acts like: Ed Sheeran, Mumford and Sons, Edward Sharpe

03/07/16

GRIND OPP #3

Position: Radio Technician

Industry: Radio
Location: Detroit, MI

Description: Run all audio and transmitting equipment for public broadcasting.

03/07/16

GRIND OPP #2

Position: Video Editor

Industry: Film
Location: New York, NY

Description: Experienced Editor for Shudder, a horror genre streaming service.

03/07/16

GRIND OPP #1

Position: Assistant Audio Engineer

Industry: Recording
Location: Nashville, TN

Description: For live and recorded events at the Grand Ole Opry.

Show #1 Los Angeles, CA

01/11/16

GRIND OPP #1

Position: Full Time Board Operator

Industry: Radio
Location: Washington, DC

Description: At The Global / Mobile Radio Station You Can Watch

01/11/16

GRIND OPP #2

Position: Live Music Engineer

Industry: Radio
Location: Eaton, OH

Description: For The Eatonic Music Festival 2016 (freelance)

01/11/16

GRIND OPP #3

Position: Audio Engineer (Logic)

Industry: Recording
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Description: Working With The Fire Department (Part Time Position)

01/11/16

GRIND OPP #4

Position: Videographer

Industry: Film
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Description: Production and Post On Two Minute Shorts For Foodly App

01/11/16

GRIND OPP #5

Position: Audio Engineer

Industry: Recording
Location: Atlanta, GA

Description: The Writer’s Room Studio (full time and part time positions)

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