June 12, 2013

Hiring: Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis: Assistant Producer.

Dear elephriends,

Flakes or passive types need not apply. If you’re hardcore, motivated, and obsessed with youtube, send us your resume and cover letter.

“Walk the Talk Show hiring in Boulder.

We’ll pay a fair amount, depending partially on experience. Needs to be someone hardcore who gets the youtube revolution (just on the cover of the NY Times today, a article about how all the big talk shows on TV are now all about trying to get viral clips on youtube the next day).”

Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, a leading green online video talk show series based in Boulder, Colorado, is hiring an experienced and/or talented part-time Assistant Producer. We’re in need of someone who can take the lead on event scheduling, coordination, PR and marketing–anything and everything that goes into a video talk show and live event, and can come on board and take control fast. We’re ready to train.

What’s Walk the Talk Show with Waylon LewisIt’s a fun, yet fundamentally serious 45 minute show featuring two interviews, comedy/art, and a live band. Our goal is to take equal parts TED Talks, Jon Stewart, Charlie Rose, Jonny Carson, and most of all Between Two Ferns, mix ‘em up in a blender, and serve it up raw. We host it on elephantjournal.com: 1.4 million readers/month as well as through our social media (twitter #1 in US twice for #green; FB with 200K total fans, etc. Also we pay other sites to host depending on views they send us).

We’ve previously featured Arianna Huffington, Amy Goodman, Seane Corn, Michael Pollan, Deepak Chopra, Paul Hawken, Alice Walker, Howard Dean, Bill McKibben, Chris Sharma, Michael Franti, Ken Wilber, Dr. Andrew Weil, Governors, Congressmembers and Senators…and we’ve been featured at festivals, expos and conferences around the US…for more.

We’re working on lining up location, sponsors, agent, PR, production team and, now, a producer/coordinator.

Sponsors: If you’d like to sponsor the live events/videos, you’d get a commercial or logo, and live stuff (giveaways) as well as social media tags, shoutouts. And the videos themselves will go into our new video player, which will be available to 100s of sites (we’ll be paying sites to host it, so if you have a blog that wants content, contact me).

Main urgent reason for this announcement, now: if you know of anyone interested in producing the show, they need to 1) be psyched to intern (film, door, whatever) or 2) be professional, we’re looking for both volunteers and a 20-40 hour/week coordinator/producer type.

Please leave a comment on this blog or contact us if you’d like us to respond (we can’t keep track of FB or twitter responses).


Yours in the Vision of Enlightened Society,

Waylon Lewis

Assistant Producer, Walk the Talk Show:

We’re looking to hire an energetic and organized, curious, passionate person who wants to learn about producing content for web, events and video, a go-getter who is flexible, kind, easy-going, creative, not high maintenance, thinks well on their feet and is detail-oriented.

Must be able to make a year commitment, although ideally we’re looking for someone who is interested in a longer relationship, creating and growing with the talk show.

>> You are a super-researcher
>> You know the difference between “no” (not going to happen) and “no” (you didn’t ask the right question or the right person)
>> You have high standards
>> You are detail-oriented
>> You are professional and have the ability to boss people around–in a mindful and constructive manner.
>> You are resourceful
>> You can sell people on our brand when needed
>> You can negotiate well
>> You are a strong communicator, both verbal and written. You will be communicating with big deal guests, sponsors, and media outlets.
>> You’re well-organized and incredible with time management. We want to be fully prepared and ready every talk show.
>> You don’t take things personally
>> You like people and are passionate about culture
>> You are curious
>> You are energetic
>> You are social media savvy
>> You must be able to follow-up and follow-through. We need a motivated, self-starting doer that will get stuff done.
>> You have some production experience in any of these areas: events / film / video / photography / web
>> Must have some interest in aspects of the mindful life–living a good life that also happens to be good for others and our planet.

Take a look at some of our previous talk shows (we’ll quiz you, so you better watch) to get an idea of what we do and what we’re looking for: http://www.elephantjournal.com/talkshow & a few of our faves:http://www.elephantjournal.com/2010/02/farewell-alex-king/

Email talkshow [at] elephantjournal [dot] com with resume, cover letter and we’ll send you info re payment and hours only if we think we’re a fit.

Depending on volume of applications, we may or may not get back to everyone, but we invite you to get involved: Subscribe to our free Best of the Week e-newsletter: http://www.elephantjournal.com/join-the-cause > Follow us on Twitter:http://www.twitter.com/walkthetalkshow > Fan us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/walkthetalkshow

About Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis

Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, named top 10 nationally in green by MNN, aims to be ‘The Daily Show of mindfulness’ and is dedicated to bringing the good news beyond the choir and to the masses via fun, yet fundamentally serious conversations with inspiring figures, both famous and everyday. Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, elephantjournal.com and host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, has been named Changemaker and Eco Ambassador Reader’s Choice by Treehugger in Culture & Celebrity 2010, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, Eco Entrepreneur of the Year by Naturally Boulder and Green Hero by Planet Green (Discovery).

Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis takes place live in Boulder, Colorado and at festivals and events around the country. In the past, Waylon Lewis has interviewed such luminaries as Michael Pollan, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Alice Walker, Dr. Andrew Weil, Richard Freeman, Rabbi Zalman Shalomi-Schacter, Anne Waldman, John Perkins, Byron Katie, Seane Corn, Bill McKibben, Paul Hawken, Treehugger’s Graham Hill, Chris Sharma, Sharon Salzberg, Natalie Goldberg, Sister Prejean, Brad Feld, John Friend, Top Chef Hosea Rosenberg, Robert Thurman and Amy Goodman and featured music with Flogging Molly, Krishna Das, Paper Bird, The Motet and Nawang Khechog. Off site, our show has appeared at Patagonia, LOHAS, Eco Gift, Natural Products Expo, Yoga Journal Conferences, prAna, Naturally Boulder, Naropa University, Wanderlust Festival, Hanuman Festival, Co-Housing Conference and many other worthy organizations.

Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis videos are hip, fun, accessible, professional and available through elephantjournal.com (voted #1 for #green content on Twitter in US for two years running, and a Top 10 US #green and #spirituality web site), Huffington Post, Care2, Intent.com, Twilight Earth and a dozen other partner sites.

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