Employment Opportunities




COMPENSATION:  $12-$15/hour depending on experience.

LOCATION: WSLR, 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota, FL 34234

HOURS PER WEEK: 10-20 hours a week;

ABOUT THE POSITION: As a WSLR news assistant, 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 software. You may also write and produce stories for newscasts, research potential stories, and arrange and conduct interviews.  Responsibilities will include: assisting in the conception and development of program segments, researching information, booking guests for segments, digitally editing segments and on-air promos, assisting the producers, hosts and guests during tapings, assisting in the maintenance of the show’s archive and podcasting of the program.  Assistant will also help with updating 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.


* Excellent research skills. 

* 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

* Knowledge of audio editing software is a plus

* Additional responsibilities include: audio editing, selecting soundbites/clips, participating in listening/critique sessions and attending meetings, as needed

 * Some journalistic experience is a plus (i.e. school or community radio, writing for school paper)


TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this internship, your resume, and a writing sample to info@wslr.org.


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