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WKMS-News Intern (Pool)

Pool Details

Posting Information

Pool Name WKMS-News Intern
Job Title WKMS-News Intern
Posting Number
Type of Employment Student
Position Type Student Pools

Position Information

Job Description Summary

News Interns work with professional Staff and other interns in producing news with training on the job
May write copy
Interview sources
Record audio
Voice stories for daily newscasts & feature news stories
May archive news copy
Manage audio files
Other duties as assigned

Required Education
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

GPA of 3.0 in college or HS
Ability to work with small team
Computer & typing skills
Excellent speaking & writing skills
Interest in learning about public radio
ability to meet and relate to people who might be sources
Writing samples and professional and/or personal references required
Must audition in studio

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in radio or print news reporting
Digital audio editing software
Filing FOIA requests
Handling weather or public safety emergency coverage

Special Requirements

Ability to research digital news sources
Practice of reading substantial daily news in print or online
Must use correct grammar at all times
Must be diplomatic but firm and persistent in asking tough questions
May opt to join on-air team fundraising if interested
Must have valid Driver’s License

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 05/13/2017
Close Date 05/17/2018
Open Until Filled No

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Why are you interested in learning how to report news for our coverage area? What special knowledge might you bring to the job of doing this?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. Give us a couple examples that demonstrate your innate sense of curiosity or joy of discovery.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. Do you listen to public radio?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. If yes, which public radio reporters' work do you admire?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. Describe any experiences you have had that you think best relate to the work for which you're applying now.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. How do you handle critical editing of your work?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Writing Sample
  2. Professional Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Document