Online News and Radio Web Internship
Effective Date: Ongoing
KQEDNews.org compliments and extends KQED Public Radio's news offerings. Radio Web and Online News interns train alongside broadcast and online editors, producers, and reporters.
The Spring term is from January through May, the Summer term is from June through Mid-September, and the Fall term is from Mid-October through Mid-January. Interns must be willing to commit to two eight-hour periods a week (no weekends) for four months.
This is an exciting opportunity to help contribute to one of the most popular web sites in public media.
- Create photo slideshows and galleries.
- Take photos, either alongside reporters or independently.
- Manage the photo library.
- Manage and moderate KQED's online community.
- Conduct research for daily news stories and features.
- Assist in the creation of data-rich "infographics," such as maps, charts, graphs, timelines, etc.
- Assist with daily updates and long-term upgrades to our web sites.
- Participate in team editorial and operations meetings.
- Prepare radio content for the Web.
- Conduct community outreach around collaborative news initiatives and projects.
Practical experience will be combined with seminars, workshops, and one-on-one training on a variety of topics including:
- Multimedia storytelling.
- Multimedia software, applications, and production systems.
- HTML and CSS coding.
- Content management systems.
- Field sound recording.
- Photography and photo editing.
- Editorial judgment and decision making.
- Story development.
- Passionate about news and storytelling.
- Computer skills, including Microsoft Word as well as strong experience conducting online research. The ideal candidate also has knowledge of Photoshop and basic HTML.
- Strong organizational and research skills (including online research).
- Ability to work independently according to tight deadlines and to balance multiple assignments.
- Highly motivated individual with excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Understanding of web statistics helpful.
The ideal candidate will ...
- ... be a news junkie.
- ... be flexible, patient, and hard working.
- ... be humble and eager to learn.
- ... NEVER have to get coffee for anyone.
- Applications may be submitted for the Spring, Summer, or Fall term internships. Please indicate which term and which radio internship program that interests you.
- To apply, include a cover letter of interest, a resume, and additional materials relevant to the qualifications (clips, other writing, etc.) listed above.
Please send cover letter & resume to:
Attn: Radio Internship Program
2601 Mariposa St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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