We would love to hear your voice!
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your proposed blog post and a short bio, including age. Feel free to include a photo and/or your twitter handle for self-promotion and we will publish it alongside your story.
Who Can Blog?
Everyone! This is not at all restricted to youth or young adults. However, we are looking for stories/posts that center around this theme.
I have submitted my post…Now what?
After submitting your post, you will receive a letter of confirmation. An editing process will then follow and we will send back your post to make sure that you have approved the corrections before we post it.
If you have any questions, please contact us and we will happily clarify all concerns!
Get to writing!
Participate on Forum
Speak Up and be heard by participating on the Forum or even by bringing the show to your school, where you get to choose the topic. See the In The News! page for this month’s topic, and contact us through the production staff email@example.com
And, Join the Discussion by commenting on the blog for each episode…what do YOU say about it? Also, see below for internship opportunities and sponsorship opportunities.
Photography & Designers
We also need photographers! Are you good with a camera and looking for a way to get your photos out there?
We use photos to accompany our articles, and for exceptionally good ones, we use them in our header. Every month, we use a new photo or designed background for our theme for the site. These are paid opportunities!
Logo Design/Theme Music Design/ Set Design
We need your design talents and ideas for our logo, music, and studio set. We are always looking for new designs in all three of these areas from teens and youth anywhere and everywhere. And we love cartoonists and animators too. These are continual contest opportunities to win a cash prize for the best design, artwork, music, story, photo, short video or article of the year. We also try to add a mentor or training or networking opp to the prize whenever possible. What is your talent? Mad love to our first winners Malik Manon in NY for the TB themes and David Tanimoto in CA for the TB logo.
One Minute of BackTalk Youth and Adults, send us your rant or reminisce. And Tweet Request.
Internship & Volunteer Opportunities
Opportunities abound in our new Internship Program
Whether we are handing you the microphone or you are behind the scenes, whether your interests and skills involve design, acting, camera, internet, writing, research, music or other areas you can suggest, we give you opportunities to grow and shine in ways that are interesting and meaningful to you. And get academic credit at your High School or College. Inquire and Apply at Participate@talkback4teens.com for Summer (7,8), Fall (9-12) and Winter (2-5) sessions. You can join the staff intersession at any time.
On-Air Personalities (includes interviewing class at Writers & Books): work on Forum
Journalism (includes journalism workshop at Open Mic or RIT): Be on the news staff
Broadcast Journalism: be on set for Youth News and Journalists’ Roundtable
Pre-Production: be the one who brings it all together
Studio Production (includes camera, sound, lighting, directing, set design, crew, production class at RCTV15): be wherever your desires and growing skills take you
Film Production/ Documentary Production/ Segment Production (includes documentary class at RCTV15): be associate producer for any of the segments
Editing (includes editing class in Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premier at RCTV15): be the one who puts it all together
Post-Production: be the polisher who makes it all shine
Writing (includes classes at Writers & Books): ply and hone your skills while gaining marketable experience and exposure
Research: support the staff with your brilliant research, be anywhere your brain takes you
Music Scoring/writing/recording: move us with your beautiful scoring, music, music consult, and be part of our new radio show
Radio host: be a part of our new radio show on WXIR
Creative Thinking (Think Tanking; Interactive Group Brainstorming)
Visual Design/ Artistic Design/Set Design
Website Design and Steering
Social Media Wrangling
Advocacy: be a part of our advocacy team, see our post: Advocacy
Promotion (including Public Relations, Advertising, Sponsor Relations & Recruitment)
If you want to be part of the solution and support the change you want to see, a myriad of opportunities in sponsorship also exist. Supporting our youth pays dividends into the future–theirs and ours. See our About Us page for contact info. (inquire: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sponsorship of our “Get Real” Public Service Announcement
Full or partial sponsorship of our Internship Program
Sponsorship of our Talent Project
General Sponsorships: -Level 1 in the credits; Sponsor Page Level; PSA Sponsor Level
Give-away and Contest Sponsorships
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