The most efficient way to learn about producing for CMF is to contact CMF’s lead producer, Stephen McKenney Steck at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 407-366-5929.
If you have no formal skill or resume as a “producer,” please don’t let that stop you from at least considering such a role with CMF and discussing it with us. Of much more practical importance than an award-heavy production resume, we find skills related to organization, verbal and written communication, listening, punctuality, curiosity, flexibility, persistence and humor to be of utmost use. Most of the production aspects can be taught as we go along.
It will be helpful if you have a resume or bio available to share as well as some examples or experiences you can describe that lead you to feel you could be a good rookie producer.
On the other hand, if you are already in the producing mode, at any level, we like that, too. And, clearly, such experience hastens the process of producing for CMF.
In either regard, please keep in mind a few things before you give us a call or send us an email inquiry.
First, CMF has no funds currently budgeted to compensate you. You’ll need to produce on a pro bono basis, i.e., for the “common good” of the listener, you and CMF. In time, though, we hope to gain the revenue necessary to first offer a reasonable stipend for your work on a feature-by-feature basis. Later, CMF intends to contract with or employ producers on a more full-time basis. CMF may however reimburse you for reasonable and customary expenses associated with producing your work.
Second, though maybe not immediately, we’ll have to work under a legal arrangement. Such an arrangement sets out respective rights, responsibilities, expectations and liability. We’ll also work out “ownership” of the material produced for CMF. In regards to ownership and as a general rule, CMF will ask you for perpetual ownership and use of the work by CMF. At the same time, though, we want to be reasonable and encouraging about your use of the work beyond CMF, too. We want to see you grow and, perhaps, move on to bigger things. If your use – under certain reasonable conditions – of the work you produced for CMF helps with that, then we all win and public media is advanced to yet another level.
So, be in touch. This could be the start of a terrific experience for the listener, you and CMF!