SPR Internship Opportunities

Public Radio internships are available to interested students in a program of study at area colleges, universities, high schools, and training programs. Please work with your program advisor to apply for Spokane Public Radio internships. Simlilar community volunteer positions can be arranged for non-credit.

Serious SPR internship applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and one or two writing samples for the positions listed below.

Call 328-5729 to find out more or email: SPRinternships@kpbx.org

Marketing & Public Relations Internship -  Interviewing for 2014

Description:
Spokane Public Radio is looking to fill a marketing/public relations student internship position for 2013, 10-20 hours per week. Under the guidance of SPR’s marketing director, the marketing intern will play an instrumental role in bringing public awareness to Spokane Public Radio stations KPBX 91.1, KSFC 91.9, and KPBZ 90.3.

Duties Include:

  • Blogging: write and post to “Making Noise,” SPR’s student blog
  • Post upcoming radio programs to Facebook daily
  • Write feature articles for The Guide, SPR’s quarterly magazine
  • Write and distribute press releases to regional media outlets about Kids’ Concerts, special events,
  • Design ads and KPBX Kids’ Concert coloring sheets
  • Write on-air copy to promote “Making Noise,” SPR programs, and events
  • Take photos at SPR events and in the studio for press releases, blog, and Facebook page
  • Work at SPR special events and pledge drives as time allows
  • Assist in the re-design and creation of SPR’s website and social media tools
  • Other duties as assigned by the SPR marketing coordinator

Skills Needed:
• Strong writing skills in both news and features styles (please provide samples)
• Working knowledge of AP Style
• Comfortable with social media: blogs, Facebook, Dreamweaver (preferred)
• Desktop publishing skills & strong art/design aesthetic (Adobe Suite: Photoshop, PageMaker)
• Ability to meet deadlines
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work independently; self-starter; problem-solver
• A curious, objective, creative mind and the ability to think out-of-the-box
• Out-going and personable
• Familiarity with public radio, NPR, and Spokane Public Radio programming is greatly desired


This position reports to the Marketing and PR Manager.


Radio Production Internship-  Interviewing for summer 2014
 Description:
Spokane Public Radio is looking for an intern to assist with production duties related to on air fundraising, ten to 15 hours per week (flexible). Intern will assist in the management of recorded content provided by national producers as well as the creation, development, and writing/editing of on-air fundraising material for Spokane Public Radio.
 
Duties Include:
        • Import, maintenance, and organization of fundraising audio provided by NPR, PRI and   APM for member station
        • Copywriting, submittal, and retrieval of content voiced by national personalities
        • Recording, editing and mixing of listener testimonials
        • Other tasks associated with maintaining a high profile on-air message of the importance of listener financial support
 
Skills/Traits:
• Experience with school newspaper or radio shows.
• Exposure to broadcast or copywriting related courses
• Must have the ability to write, meet deadlines and work independently
• Must have strong organizational and communication skills
• Must have some familiarity with audio recording equipment and editing software
• Self-starter and appetite for learning radio
• Familiarity with Spokane Public Radio stations KPBX 91.1 FM, KSFC 91.9 FM, KPBZ 90.3 FM including popular public radio programs (NPR, Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, PRI - This American Life,
APM - A Prairie Home Companion, etc.)
 


This position reports to the SPR Production Director.


Newsroom Internship- Interviewing for 2014
Description:
Spokane Public Radio’s newsroom is looking for dependable, self-starting, and creative journalism students to contribute to our local daily news content during Morning Edition and All Things Considered. During their internships, aspiring reporters will attend press events, record sound in the field, and write stories around this sound that hosts will use on air. As interns gain confidence with broadcast writing, sound equipment, and digital editing, their roles will expand to voicing and editing short spot pieces. Student journalists who demonstrate ambition, aptitude and an ability to follow through could also be assigned to work on their own enterprise story ideas, longer NPR-style features, and series work.
 
Possible Assignments could include:
•  Monitoring the Associated Press wire and rewriting AP copy
•  Gathering sound from area news events
•  Digital sound editing
•  Writing anchor actualities/cut-and-copy pieces for use by morning and afternoon hosts
•  Uploading stories to our webpage
 
Requirements:
A strong grasp of English spelling and grammar is essential, in addition to knowledge of AP Style (either broadcast or print). It’s equally important that our interns understand basic civics and demonstrate an interest in local, national, and world events. Beyond that, we’d like to talk with student journalists who understand the news philosophy of public radio, have a strong sense of media ethics, a curious mind, and who approach reporting with a sense of creativity. We are mainly looking for junior and senior journalism majors, but promising sophomores with a strong sense of dedication to the trade will also be considered. Experience with sound equipment and digital editing software is a plus. 



This position reports to the News Assignment Editor.


Literary Radio Internship- Interviewing for summer 2104 
Description:
Spokane Public Radio is looking for an intern to assist with production duties related to production of the Bookshelf Program, daily half hour book readings.
 
Duties May Include:
• Electronic editing of pre-recorded readings.
• Word editing for FCC legality.
• Determining program length and converting to broadcast files.
• Possibly creating intros, outros, and synopses.
 
Skills/Traits:
• Experience with literature, written and oral.
• Must have the ability to write, meet deadlines and work independently
• Must have strong organizational and communication skills
• Must have some familiarity with editing software
• Self-starter and appetite for learning radio
• Some familiarity with Spokane Public Radio stations KPBX 91.1 FM, KSFC 91.9 FM, KPBZ 90.3 FM including popular public radio programs (NPR, Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, PRI - This American Life,
APM - A Prairie Home Companion, The Bookshelf, Selected Shorts,  etc.)
 

This position reports to the SPR Program Director.

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