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, Marketplace Tech:

Marketplace Tech's intern would work on Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood, a show with a growing broadcast and podcast audience. The show's mission is to demystify the digital economy and focuses on a range of topics from the digital divide, to venture capital, to the role of social media companies in our lives. Marketplace Tech is a strategic growth area for the company, with over 30% growth in audience in the last year, and an aggressive growth plan for the next 6 months.


Key Learning Goals:

  • Learn how audio production and editing works.
  • Learn fundamentals of business and tech journalism.



  • Learn and perform a variety of production, research, administrative, and editorial tasks, including cutting tape, and writing digital copy.
  • Write show promos, daily station updates, digital copy, and other materials.
  • Contribute ideas for episodes, with a collaborative editorial team.
  • Conduct pre-interviews for guests.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • 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.
  • Mentorship opportunities.


Required Qualifications:

  • Enrolled Senior in an undergraduate or Master's program OR have earned a degree within the last 12 months.
  • A demonstrated interest in journalism.
  • Must have the ability to meet deadlines and work independently.
  • Must have strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Self-starter with an appetite for learning audio skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Coursework or experience in journalism.
  • Experience with audio editing.


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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