Employment Opportunities

 

2 Part-time News Internships Now Available:

ELIGIBILITY: Must be a current student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree.
ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP: As a WSLR news intern, you will assist the news producer with all aspects of news gathering and producing weekday newscasts that air on WSLR. You will have the opportunity to learn: sound gathering techniques, editorial process involved in packaging stories and interviews, and basic audio editing using digital editing/producing equipment. You will also write and produce stories for newscasts, research potential stories, arrange and conduct interviews. Responsibilities may also include working on news distribution through the station’s website and social media.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Candidate should have a strong interest in public radio journalism and possess excellent writing, research, communication, and organizational skills. Must be punctual, professional, familiar with basic computer applications, able to prioritize and see projects through to completion, and have demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently. Candidate should also express interest in news and current events. Some previous editing/reporting/producing experience is preferred.
SKILLS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
* Must have excellent research skills. As a progressive media outlet, our mission is to interview and tap into the expertise of people who span the political and social spectrum, not just the conventional “experts” or “officials”. The qualified intern is responsible for helping us identify who those lesser-known yet valuable people and community groups are.
* Ability to book and conduct interviews (in-person & phone interviews) and assist in script writing
* Qualified individuals should have a basic knowledge of how to use a microphone, recorder, and headphones. If the candidate does not have these general experiences, he/she must be willing to be trained
* Some knowledge of audio editing software a plus
* Additional responsibilities include: transcription, audio editing, selecting soundbites/clips, participating in listening/critique sessions and attending meetings, as needed
* Some journalistic experience a plus (i.e. school or community radio, writing for school paper)
If interested, please send a resume and writing sample to info@wslr.org.


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