American Public Media
  • American Public Media - Marketplace - 16GA
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • 15.00
  • Hourly
  • Intern - Full Time

Position Information:

Hours: 40 hours per week

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Start Date: June 10, 2020 - December 31, 2020

Application Deadline: March 13, 2020


Fellow, Marketplace Morning Report:

Marketplace Morning Report is looking for a dynamic fellow for its Morning Report team. This fellow will work closely alongside our show direct and overnight producer to learn and contribute to the production of five early morning news casts that reach more than 10 million listeners on close to 800 public radio stations across the country. This is an excellent fellowship opportunity for those who have an active interest in audio and business journalism.  This is an overnight shift (2:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.). based out of Marketplace Headquarters in Los Angeles.


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 more than 13 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.



  • Learn and perform a variety of production, research, and editorial tasks, including editing audio tape.
  • Write show promos, daily station updates, and other materials.
  • Contribute ideas for stories and other editorial material.
  • Conduct pre-interviews for on-air guests.
  • Database and web project as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Onsite parking is paid at 100% by Marketplace.
  • Eligible to accrue sick time off.
  • Eligible for health insurance as required under the ACA.



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


Required Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years' relevant work experience in journalism or currently enrolled or have earned graduate degree in journalism or communication.
  • A demonstrated interest in journalism (i.e. produced work for publication, worked at school newspaper/radio, etc.).
  • Must be able to work overnight shift from 2:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
  • Must have the ability to write, meet deadlines, and work independently.
  • Must have strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products with the ability to learn new software programs.
  • Self-starter with an appetite for learning radio.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Coursework or experience in radio journalism.


Next Step in the Application:

In addition to your skills and knowledge, we want to get to know you in the application process. In addition to your resume, please include a cover letter (of no more than 1 page) with answers to the following:

  • Why are you interested in working with Marketplace Morning Report?
  • Where do you see yourself professionally in five years and how will this role help you achieve that goal?


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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