KERA News Production Internship Fall 2017 Extended
Do you regularly refer friends with existential questions to This American Life episodes or begin conversations with “I heard this story on NPR…”? Are you the first to volunteer when something just needs to get done? Do you want an award-winning team to show you the ropes of radio and digital journalism? If yes – and you’re a student with designs on a media career – you might just be the News Production Intern KERA is looking for.
Each semester KERA provides two news production interns with valuable experience. As an intern, you will be helping with the production of our talk show Think, where host Krys Boyd picks the brains of documentarians, authors, politicians and influencers. And you’ll be supporting KERA’s News team as local stories for Morning Edition and All Things Considered come together each day.
All applications must include a cover letter, resume, a pitch for Think and two pitches for news stories. Applications should also include samples of your work – including, but not limited to, written news stories, audio stories, photography or video work. If possible, please also include a link to an online portfolio. Applications that are incomplete will not be accepted.
Interns play a vital role in making the Think show happen every day – compiling guest/topic research; writing daily rundowns; producing audio for shows; pitching show and story ideas; greeting and escorting in-studio guests; writing social media teasers; drafting web posts; and performing other daily duties.
Interns must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student or undergrad with freshman year completed. You should be able to work 15 to 20 hours a week (unpaid) with availability between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. You should have knowledge of public radio and the Think show, strong writing and editing skills with a solid understanding of AP style. Audio editing experience, previous experience working for a daily new organization and knowledge of social media practices are not required, but are preferred.
July 14, 2017 (this has been extended, apply ASAP for consideration)
Send your cover letter, resume, samples and show/story pitches to firstname.lastname@example.org
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