Internships

Available Positions

Journalist Intern: 

About this Opportunity:

Wisconsin Public Radio seeks a journalism intern to work in our Wausau regional office for the summer of 2017.  The internship experience will provide the successful candidate with solid training in the basics of broadcast journalism and public affairs call-in talk show production.  The intern will develop a portfolio of materials, scripts and possibly audio examples of their work at WPR.  The ideal candidate seeks a career in broadcasting or journalism and possesses curiosity, good writing ability, and strong interpersonal skills.  The position reports to WPR’s Wausau Regional Manager. Applicant can expect to contribute 8-10 hours a week.

 Specific Duties and Responsibilities: 

  1. Work with WPR reporter to attend news conferences, interview newsmakers, and record and edit audio cuts for broadcast on the Wisconsin Public Radio network. Write story scripts to accompany cuts. Shoot photos and video as appropriate for web version of stories. Attend daily news assignment meetings as appropriate.
  2. Work with WPR host and producers to assist in the production of the weekly issues-based call-in talk program “Route 51”, including researching topics, suggesting questions, producing segments, booking guests and writing web articles for wpr.org.
  3. Become familiar with technology required to cover news and produce talk-based programming through training with professional staff.
  4. After training, use accepted and professional recording techniques, voicing techniques, digital editing techniques and web article writing techniques to create news content for WPR.
  5. Final project is to serve as the sole producer for a Route 51 production.
  6. Uphold and maintain Ethical Guidelines for Editorial Staff for Wisconsin Public Radio described here:

 http://bamidev.uwex.edu/sites/bami.uwex.edu/files/Ethics_for_Editorial_and_Executive_Staff.pdf

  1. Keep up on current issues, events and newsmakers throughout the state, especially north-central Wisconsin.
  2. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate college student with a major field of study relating to journalism or communication.
  • Knowledge of and interest in current events.
  • Good writing skills, including good grammar and spelling.
  • Basic Microsoft Office computer skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as meet deadlines.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Attention to detail.
  • Clear, articulate speaking voice.
  • Experience with non-linear audio editing software.
  • Previous experience at a university or other radio station.

 

To Apply:

Email cover letter and resume to jana.schleis@wpr.org

Applications will be accepted until May 30, 2017.

Internship duration June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017.