American Public Media
  • Marketplace - 16GA
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • $15
  • Hourly
  • Intern - Full Time

Position Information:

Hours: 40 hours per week

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Start Date: June 2019 - December 2019

Application Deadline: April 19, 2019


Who we are:

It's an exciting time to join Marketplace. We are an industry leader in telling meaningful and creative stories on the radio with over 14.5 million weekly listeners, and a multi-media enterprise centered around the ambition of raising the economic intelligence of all Americans.

Marketplace is one of the most dynamic multimedia brands in the country, known for an irreverent approach to business and economic news on multiple platforms. Our currency is good ideas. We value creativity and unorthodox thinking. And while we are serious about covering business and the economy the right way, we don't take ourselves too seriously.


Intern, Branding - Marketplace:

Marketplace is on a mission to raise the economic intelligence of the country and we're looking for an intern to join our growing Brand team.

As the most listened-to business program in the country, we connect the dots for our audience on the economy, tech and culture through unexpected angles on the news. The Marketplace portfolio of programs has nearly 15 million weekly listeners and we're recognized as an industry leader in meaningful and creative storytelling. The Brand team has a pivotal role in our strategic growth, and our intern will have a front-row seat as we continue our multi-platform transformation to reach more audiences across broadcast, social, digital, events, podcasts and more.

We're looking for an energetic, detail-oriented self-starter who is interested in learning more about communications, marketing, events and project management. The support this position provides will directly contribute to launching new models of workflow, communications and strategic deployment, all focusing on audience growth and conversion.


Key Learning Goals:

  • Develop skills in a number of communications-focused areas: project management, internal and external communications, and goal-oriented strategic planning.
  • Be able to learn about each team lead's area of expertise by executing tasks on a project by project basis. Use this experience to inform their next career moves.
  • Immerse themselves in the Marketplace voice, mission and brand, so they can eloquently articulate it and increase their understanding of the news media industry overall.



  • Project management: Assist with shared calendar and process tools, serve as key driver of meetings and process needs for the Brand team, create event and planning documents, under direction of Senior Project Manager.
  • Research and tracking: Organize and classify brand documents, images and data, execute research and create recommendations on marketing initiatives, CRM-based data entry, maintain contact lists, complete news and trend scans/reports, and organize and classify brand documents, images and data.
  • Communications and planning: Draft presentation slides in PowerPoint for upcoming initiatives, participate in and recap brainstorm and brand meetings, and create project recaps.



  • Partial subsidy for onsite parking or public transportation.
  • Eligible to accrue sick time off.
  • Eligible for health insurance as required under the ACA.



  • Participate in robust on-boarding experience.
  • Professional development: on-the-job training, intercultural development assessment, formal performance review feedback sessions, etc.
  • Mentoring opportunities.


Required Qualifications:

  • Graduating senior in an undergraduate, or enrolled in a Master's program, or have earned a degree within the last 12 months.
  • Microsoft Office skills including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Excellent language skills, including writing, editing, and proofreading.
  • Must be a demonstrated self-starter with the ability to work efficiently, independently, and with limited direct supervision.
  • Good research and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues.
  • Excellent time management.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Coursework or experience in communications, business, marketing or journalism.


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.
    • Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.


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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