POV and The New York Times Seeking a Mediamaker For New Interactive Project About Race – Deadline July 25


American Documentary, Inc., producer of the award-winning PBS documentary series POV (Point of View) and an innovator in digital storytelling and engagement for public media, and The New York Times, have announced a new project supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The “Embedded Mediamaker” project will allow a documentary filmmaker, creator or creative technologist rooted in documentary storytelling to work for 20 weeks at The New York Times alongside some of its most creative journalists. The mediamaker will work with The Times and POV to create new forms of documentary and interactive content with a team of Times writers, editors and visual storytellers involved in online Race/Related, a newsletter and reporting project exploring race as it is lived today.

POV and The New York Times are currently seeking pitches from mediamakers for a project about race and ethnicity – one that includes publishing early and often and takes advantage of the unique opportunities that working online provides. Applications are due by Monday, July 25, 2016 at 5 pm ET. More information and complete application instructions are available at Buy pov.org/jobs. Previous digital collaborations between POV and The New York Times include the co-distribution of the documentaries The Men of Atalissa (pov.org/atalissa), Strangers at Sea ( Cheap pov.org/strangersatsea) and The Nipple Artist ( Order pov.org/nippleartist).  In 2013, American Documentary | POV was one of only 13 nonprofit organizations around the world to win a MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. The award recognizes exceptional grantees that have demonstrated creativity and impact.

0sgnxsC0The MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, the Foundation works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and supports the production and distribution of news and documentary programs that help inform the American public about important issues. More information is at www.macfound.org.

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multiproject-pov-logo-2744x1168Produced by American Documentary, Inc., POV is public television’s premier showcase for nonfiction films. Since 1988, POV has been the home for the world’s boldest contemporary filmmakers, celebrating intriguing personal stories that spark conversation and inspire action. With our documentary broadcasts, original online programming and dynamic community engagement campaigns, we are committed to supporting films that capture the imagination and present diverse perspectives. POV films have won 34 Emmy® Awards, 19 George Foster Peabody Awards, 12 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, three Academy Awards®, the first-ever George Polk Documentary Film Award and the Prix Italia. The POV series has been honored with a Special News & Documentary Emmy Award for Excellence in Television Documentary Filmmaking, three IDA Awards for Best Curated Series and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers Award for Corporate Commitment to Diversity. Learn more at Cheap www.pbs.org/pov. Since 1994, POV Digital online has driven new storytelling initiatives and interactive production for POV. The department created PBS’s first program website and its first web-based documentary (POV’s Borders) and has won major awards, including a Webby Award (and six nominations) and an Online News Association Award. POV Digital continues to explore the future of independent nonfiction media through its digital productions and the POV Digital Labs, where media makers and technologists collaborate to reinvent storytelling forms. Follow @povdocs on Twitter for more information.