American Public Media
  • SCPR, Intern/Content - 29TA
  • Pasadena, CA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Intern - Full Time

Position Summary:

Our internships are opportunities for broadcasting/journalism students or recent graduates to learn the real-world demands of working in an award-winning public media newsroom. We aim to provide a meaningful experience for the intern and SCPR and are seeking one intern interested in radio news production and talk shows.

We'll be hiring for a 10-week stint, with an anticipated June start date. The pay is $14.25 an hour.

Interns working with newscasts or shows would assist with reporting, research, and production of those programs, including AirTalk with Larry Mantle (this assignment is fast paced). Applicants should have experience in radio production and include samples of their on-air work.

This position is funded in part by a grant from the Asian American Journalists Association, Los Angeles chapter. Preference will be given to applicants whose interests or background align with AAJA-LA's mission (

This posting has an application deadline of March 25, 2019 (10pm PST).

Position Responsibility: 

  • Learn and perform various tasks including production, reporting, interviewing, writing, recording and cutting tape.
  • Assist with research of story ideas/segment concepts.
  • Find and pitch ideas for stories/segments.
  • Conduct pre-interviews for on-air guests and book interviews.
  • Assist reporters or producers in deep-dive projects, including data analysis and document review.
  • Report and produce stories for newscasts.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Current college student or recent graduate (within 12 months).
  • Experience in a journalism environment.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Strong writing, editing, research and communication skills.
  • Ability to manage several different projects at once.
  • Ability to manage daily workload efficiently (good time management skills).
  • Ability to meet deadlines as assigned.
  • Ability to pitch original story ideas.
  • Knowledge of AP Style
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Outlook, Word and a CMS.
  • Familiarity with the fundamentals of broadcasting

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Interest in a journalism career
  • Ability to conceive of, pitch, and execute compelling radio and web stories
  • Familiarity with the values, sound of public radio
  • Some experience working in a broadcast or newsroom environment
  • Knowledge of digital editing technologies

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Physical Demands: 
    • Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time
    • Required to move about in the community
    • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping
  • Working Conditions: 
    • Moderate noise level

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply.

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