Planet Money/The Indicator Intern - Fall/Winter 2022
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Program Duration: October 3, 2022 - April 14, 2023
The Indicator and Planet Money
Do you ever wonder why a $60,000 handbag is always out of stock? What frozen chicken has to do with the price of pickup trucks?
Are you a regular listener of Planet Money and The Indicator from Planet Money? (A must!) Are you ready to hit the phones in search of the perfect guest? To read the footnotes of the jobs report, fact-checking our reporters? To be proud of your weird interests and follow them as far as you can? To pitch story after story? To write copy and be our voice on social media?
Planet Money and The Indicator are made by a bunch of deeply curious economics and business reporters, and we love telling stories. Even though we’ve been around for a while, we like to keep our show scrappy: To try new, ambitious things, all to help people understand their daily lives and the world.
We’d love to have you along for the journey, even if it’s just for six months – we love to teach, and we’re looking for someone who’s eager to learn.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and work samples. In your cover letter, please include a very short pitch.
WHO CAN APPLY?
- LOCATION: This internship can be in our NYC office if you live locally or fully remote if you live outside the area. Must be planning to work from the United States throughout the fall/winter 2022 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.
- Pitch great stories
- Provide feedback at group edits and pitch meetings
- Write copy for npr.org for each episode
- Regularly post to Planet Money and The Indicator’s social media accounts
- Monitor Planet Money and The Indicator’s inbox and social media accounts for feedback and suggestions from our listeners
- Research your and our ideas
- Book guests
- Mix past episodes for rebroadcast
SHORT-TERM PROJECTS AND GOALS
We have a number of concrete tasks we have in place that can help you reach your goals. These include:
- Production work: Cutting down and mixing past episodes of Planet Money and The Indicator for rebroadcast.
- Writing and Editing: Taking on the responsibility of writing copy for each episode to be published on npr.org. Contributing to daily episode edits.
- Reporting: Help book and pre-interview guests on a weekly basis.
- Social Media: The intern can take on the full responsibility of creating robust social media content and expanding Planet Money and The Indicator’s reach in a meaningful way.
- 40 hours a week at approximately 10am to 6pm Eastern Time
Applications close on July 17th, 2022 at 11:59pm ET .
Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and work samples. All applications must include a cover letter that includes a very short episode pitch, and an episode critique to be considered. All interns must have authorization to work in the United States.
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