American Public Media
  • SCPR, Content - 29TA
  • Pasadena, CA, USA
  • Temporary Part Time

Who We Are:

Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) is a member-supported public media network whose mission is to strengthen the civic and cultural bonds that unite Southern California's diverse communities by providing the highest quality news and information service on air at 89.3 KPCC, online at and through KPCC In Person. Since our founding in 1999, SCPR has been a fast growing, innovative, multi-platform public service newsroom. Every day, our staff helps audiences catch up on the latest headlines, solve the complexities of life in Southern California, and connect curious communities to one another.

Position Summary:

KPCC-LAist is seeking an apprentice news clerk to assist the community engagement team in a wide range of editorial, research, and community engagement tasks ahead of the November 2020 election.

This is a six-month temporary, part-time assignment (20 hours/week).

Position Responsibility:

The apprentice may be assigned to do any combination of the following:

  • Write, publish, and promote Public Insight Network campaigns.
  • Support Hearken engagement efforts.
  • Write and edit copy as assigned.
  • Handle community correspondence including social, blog comments, email, and voicemail as assigned.
  • Assist in interviews.

 Required Skills and Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience.
  • Strong writing skills: highly fluent in English with a deep knowledge of AP style guidelines, spelling, geography, and world events.
  • Working knowledge of digital editing.
  • Solid research skills and experience.
  • Computer literacy and proficiency with Word, Outlook, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet changing deadlines.
  • Good organizational skills with ability to multitask.
  • Critical reading and listening skills are required.
  • Determined to accomplish assignments with accuracy and on deadline.
  • Consistent and reliable attendance is an essential component of the job. 

Reporting To This Position: n/a

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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