American Public Media
  • SCPR, AirTalk - 18IA
  • Pasadena, CA, USA
  • 18.00 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Temporary Part Time

Position Summary:


AirTalk is seeking an apprentice news clerk to assist the show in a wide range of editorial, broadcast and digital production tasks. The apprentice news clerk will help produce FilmWeek, the one-hour weekly AirTalk program devoted to films.


This is a six-month temporary, part-time assignment (20 hours per week), with an option to extend up to a year.  


This posting has an application deadline of March 26, 2018 (10pm PST).


Position Responsibility:


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

  • Conduct research and pre-interviews.
  • Perform a variety of audio and/or digital content production tasks.
  • Write and edit copy as assigned.
  • Secure permission to license audio material and images for the Web.
  • Handle listener correspondence including social, blog comments, email and voicemail as assigned.
  • Screen calls during the live show.


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.
  • Knowledge of and a deep interest in film, film history, and the film industry.
  • Working knowledge of audio equipment and 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 multi-task.
  • 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
    • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping
  • Working Conditions: 
    • Moderate noise level
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