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Newsroom Intern - The Pulse

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WHYY Inc

20d ago

  • Internship
    Full-time
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Media & Journalism
  • Philadelphia

AI generated summary

  • You should have journalism experience, be assertive on the phone, a fast learner in technical aspects, strong writing skills, and potential in web design and video editing. Must be a junior/senior undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate.
  • You will learn to produce multimedia news stories, pitch ideas, work under pressure, collaborate with reporters, and hone your news judgment in a fast-paced newsroom environment.

Requirements

  • Qualifications:
  • Intern candidates should have demonstrated experience in journalism, radio/multi-media preferred. They should also be assertive and comfortable calling people on the phone to help secure people for show interviews. They must be a fast learner on the technical side. Strong writing skills required. Web design skills and some basic understanding of video production and editing processes a plus.
  • In order for an application to be considered all of the below materials must be submitted:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter discussing career goals, computer and language skills and any specific, relevant broadcasting or media experience
  • A two- or three-page writing sample
  • A Link, if appropriate, to media or digital work
  • A letter of recommendation from an individual who can speak to your relevant experience, background, skills and/or work ethic.
  • Individual must be a current junior or senior undergraduate student, graduate student or recent graduate (no more than three years from graduation date).

Responsibilities

  • Learn how to assign, produce, write and edit multimedia news stories
  • Have the opportunity to create original content
  • Learn to pitch ideas and communicate why a piece will work
  • Hone news judgment
  • Work in a deadline-driven environment and learn to operate under pressure
  • Have an experience that will foster interpersonal skills, quick and creative writing and exacting copy skills.
  • Learn how to report and produce stories for radio and digital audiences, including acquiring audio editing skills with potential for voicing experience.
  • Work will include collaborating with and shadowing reporters and editors.

FAQs

What kind of experience should intern candidates have for this position?

Intern candidates should have demonstrated experience in journalism, with radio/multi-media experience preferred. They should also be assertive and comfortable calling people on the phone to help secure people for show interviews. Fast learning on the technical side is essential, along with strong writing skills. Web design skills, basic understanding of video production, and editing processes are a plus.

What materials need to be submitted for an application to be considered?

In order for an application to be considered, the following materials must be submitted: Resume, cover letter discussing career goals, computer and language skills, and any specific, relevant broadcasting or media experience, a two- or three-page writing sample, a link (if appropriate) to media or digital work, and a letter of recommendation from an individual who can speak to the candidate's experience, background, skills, and work ethic. Additionally, the individual must be a current junior or senior undergraduate student, graduate student, or recent graduate (no more than three years from graduation date).

Are interns required to receive the COVID-19 vaccination?

All WHYY employees, including interns, are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Proof will be required upon hiring.

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Entertainment & Media
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Employees
1954
Founded Year

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WHYY makes our region a better place, connecting each of us to the world's richest ideas and all of us to each other through Member-supported public media. Through WHYY-FM 90.9, WHYY-TV 12 and WHYY.org, we reach 1.3 million people on average each week in the Greater Philadelphia area. We are your local PBS and NPR member station, bringing you long-time favorite programs, such as Masterpiece and All Things Considered. But our national programs are only the tip of the iceberg. WHYY Studios produces more than a dozen local programs, such as Fresh Air with Terry Gross, You Oughta Know and The Connection with Marty Moss-Coane. We offer a robust regional news service supported by an award-winning newsroom, home to Billy Penn, PlanPhilly and the WHYY Climate Desk. We are deeply committed to the needs of young people. Many people’s first experience with WHYY is watching our award-winning PBS Kids television programs as a child. We also teach thousands of kids to make videos in 40+ local schools and at our studio. We bring together people in the region for interesting and fun events in person and online. From critical community conversations to advanced screenings with big personalities, keep an eye on WHYY.org/events for things to do all year round. Of course, all of this is only possible through Member support.