Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Intern Fall/Winter 2022
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Program Duration: October 3, 2022 - April 14, 2023
INTERN WILL LEARN AND BE EXPOSED TO: This internship will assist in the production of Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me and associated shows. Interns will learn the ins-and-outs of the show, experience life in an NPR writer’s room, hone their editing and production skills, get a feel for all aspects of running a live show and producing a podcast, and have a chance to pitch their own story ideas and jokes for the show.
- Assist with the production of the weekly live show
- Manage the Wait, Wait voicemail box and screen potential call-in contestants
- Assist the host with guest research and prep materials
- Gather tape as needed
- Record/Edit/Distribute winner voicemails
- Perform various administrative tasks
- Pitch stories
- Participate in daily show meetings
- Assist Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me and Associated Shows with social media accounts
WHO CAN APPLY?
This internship has the flexibility to be onsite at our Chicago office, fully remote, or a hybrid version of the two based on the intern’s preference. Must be planning to work from the United States throughout the internship dates.
- EDUCATION: Must be a current student in an accredited degree program or a recent graduate of no more than 12 months from the month of the start of the internship.
- Strong research skills
- Computer literacy
- A sense of humor
- Cultivate and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace
- Cultivate and support an inclusive and equitable workplace culture
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - 9-5pm CT
- Thursday 10am-10pm CT
- Friday 10-3pm CT
Applications close on Sunday, July 17th at 11:59 pm ET.
Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you. All applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered. All interns must have authorization to work in the United States.
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