Climate Watch Internship
Effective Date: Ongoing
Climate Watch is a KQED multi-platform series that explores climate science and policy from a California perspective through reporting for radio, web, and TV. The Climate Watch intern supports Climate Watch coverage primarily for radio and web, although occasional television opportunities are available. In addition to supporting the Climate Watch staff with ongoing coverage, interns are expected to develop related projects of their own with the goal of producing them for the web and/or broadcast. Interns will receive practical experience combined with seminars and workshops on a variety of topics. Topics will include:
- Use of field recording equipment; audio recording in various settings
- Use of editing software
- Development & production of radio & television segments
- Development of multimedia projects for the web (interactive features
including maps and slideshows)
- Writing for the web (Climate Watch Blog)
- Posting of audio/video content to Web
- Research stories for radio, web, and television
- Monitor CW inbox, email alerts, and press releases
- Research web features and tools for multimedia projects
- Assist reporters by logging interviews
- Attend editorial meetings, schedule permitting
- Assist reporters & producers in the field
- Archive files, notes and materials associated with Climate Watch content
- Help with some clerical tasks as needed
- Reporting and producing personal projects
- Strong interest in science & environmental issues and a passion for public broadcasting
- Interest in online media, interactive storytelling, and blogging
- Some experience with any of the three platforms: radio or TV broadcast or web production
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to adapt from project to project
- Highly motivated and comfortable reaching out to story sources
- Ability to work independently according to tight deadlines and to balance multiple assignments.
- Ideal candidate has some knowledge of climate science and California policy, experience in journalism, interest in promotion through social media, and familiarity with WordPress, Photoshop, and online mapping software such as GoogleMaps and/or AMMaps.
- Applications may be submitted for the Spring, Summer, or Fall term internships. Please indicate which term and which radio internship program that interests you.
- Please send detailed cover letter, resume and two writing samples. If applicable, please also send links to any multimedia projects as well as a list of classes taken relevant to this internship.
- For applicants to multiple Public Radio Internships - Please submit one joint package for all the internships you're interested in. The package should include your resume, the required materials for each internship, and a cover letter describing and comparing your interest in the different opportunities. Please label CLEARLY your supplemental materials for each internship in this application packet.
Please email your complete application packet to: email@example.com
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