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Morning Edition & Content Operations Intern - Fall/Winter 2022

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Program Duration: October 3, 2022 - April 14, 2023
For half of the internship, you'll be with the Morning Edition team and for the other half of the time, you'll be with the Content Operations team. At Morning Edition, the intern will focus on pitching ideas, contributing to news and feature content creation, and honing audio production skills. At Content Operations, they will focus on audio production and technical skills, assisting with studio and field production operations. 
The Content Operations Department, the central coordinating body for content production resources. As a Content Operations intern, you will be part of the dynamic team that supports our internal radio, podcast and digital teams and Member stations with day to day and special coverage logistics as well as with the implementation and adoption of content production systems and tools. 
Morning Edition, the most listened-to news radio program in the country. Morning Edition takes listeners around the country and the world with two hours of multi-faceted stories and commentaries that inform, challenge, and occasionally amuse. Our intern assists the show’s producers, editors, and hosts, by pitching stories, helping to book guests, and researching the issues behind the stories we cover. 
  • Conducts research for daily stories and long-term projects
  • Pitches story ideas at Morning Edition’s editorial meeting
  • Helps book interviews
  • Logs recordings of interviews and events
  • Assists in getting Morning Edition on the air, which includes performing routine administrative tasks
  • Books studios for NPR programs, hosts and correspondents, and assists with in-studio IP connectivity, eg Comrex, Skype, Zoom, etc.
  • Sets up guests in the production studios
  • Sets up audio recordings of hearings and press conferences
  • Assists with equipping and deploying staff for field assignments
  • Assists with coordinating live events and breaking news coverage
  • LOCATION: This internship will be onsite at our Washington, DC headquarters. 
  • 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. 
  • Experience with audio content production
  • Newsroom experience 
  • Familiarity with digital media editing systems
  • Knowledgeable in Content Management Systems
  • Comfortable with audio, video, broadcast and podcast technologies 
  •  Strong organizational and problem solving skills
  • Digital media skills, including proficiency in social media 
  • Knowledge of NPR programming required 
  • 40 hours per week. The intern will mostly work 9am-6pm, with some weeks shifting to earlier or later hours. 
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
NPR mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.
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