American Public Media
  • MPR, The Current - 20KA
  • St Paul, MN, USA
  • $12.50
  • Hourly
  • Intern - Part Time

Position Summary:

The Current Intern will assist different areas of our local music coverage. The ideal intern will have knowledge of Minnesota music and an interested in radio broadcasting and production. An intern with strong customer service skills for interacting with our audience, familiarity with social media and HTML, and a strong attention to detail would be invaluable in this position. The Current Intern will have an exciting, front-lines experience of working in radio.

This is a part-time, 15 - 20 hours per week, paid internship opportunity, running May - August. Pay is $12.50 hourly and exact start and end date and schedule to be determined by intern's school schedule and availability.

Application deadline: March 26, 2018

 Position Responsibility:

  • Update metadata in The Current's digital library
  • Filing and organizing of The Current's physical library
  • Research for The Local Show and Local Current Stream including gig list and album releases
  • Review and seek out music for possible airplay
  • Represent The Current in the community at local music events and concerts

Required Education and Experience:

  • College student, graduate student, or recent graduate (within 1 year)
  • Exposure to broadcast related courses

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Ability to work efficiently with limited direct supervision.
  • Ability to effectively manage work load and multiple tasks.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Ability to learn various software programs quickly.
  • Strong interest and knowledge of the music and audience of The Current.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with HTML helpful.
  • Experience with editing, scheduling, and automation software.

Reporting to This Position: None

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.


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