Studio 360 - Summer 2013 Internship

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Company Name Studio 360
Location New York
Date Posted March 5, 2013
Category Other
Job Type Internship (Unpaid)


Studio 360 is looking for sharp, enthusiastic self-starters, with or without radio skills, to participate in the program as interns and volunteers.
We accept interns who are currently rolled in school.

Interns assist in all aspects of producing Studio 360. They sit in on editorial meetings, gather research, pitch ideas, collect materials for the website, and perform various tasks involved in running the office. Over the course of the term, interns learn fundamental radio skills (including audio editing) and will work with staff mentors on producing segments for the show.

You must be able to commit to the assigned schedule as well as attend orientation and occasional NYPR intern events, regardless of whether they take place on the day you are normally scheduled.

We are looking for applicants who are voraciously curious about a wide variety of subjects, and who are enthusiastic learners with an ability to work independently. We prefer some journalism or writing experience, but we do not require new interns to have experience with radio production.

How to Apply:
Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining why you would like to help produce Studio 360. Tell us about your culture diet — favorite magazines, books, TV shows, trends you’re following, movies, music, etc. Briefly describe any relevant journalism, broadcasting, or other media skills; familiarity with office software; and your research experience.

We also ask that you specifically address the following:

1. Describe two of your favorite Studio 360 segments and why you liked them.

2. Describe one or two segments or shows that you think were less successful. What would you have done to make them stronger?

3. Suggest two story ideas (one paragraph each) for Studio 360. These can be pitches for simple "host-interviews-guest" segments, or for longer reported pieces with multiple voices. In addition to describing the idea itself, you should also include ideas for voices in the piece/interview.

Although it is not required, we invite you to submit samples of your work, including writing or audio samples. Audio samples must be streamed off of a website.

Application deadline:
Deadline: March 22
Notification: April 12
Start date: mid-May

New York Public Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites and encourages qualified applicants from all walks of life.

Company Overview

"To make the mind more curious, the heart more open and the spirit more joyful." - New York Public Radio Mission Statement
New York Public Radio is home to three of the country’s leading public radio stations—WNYC 93.9 FM, WNYC AM 820, and WQXR 105.9 FM—as well as the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. As America’s most listened-to public radio stations* and New York's premier multi-platform public radio franchise, it collectively reaches a monthly audience of more than 11.5 million.
WNYC and WNYC is a major producer of original, award-winning local and national content. It originates for public radio nationwide programs and podcasts like Radiolab, The Takeaway, Freakonomics, On The Media and Studio 360. WNYC maintains a centralized newsroom and its award-winning reporters contribute regularly to online and local news broadcasts and to the nationally-distributed news programs Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Marketplace and The Takeaway. Also, WNYC produces the signature daily programs The Brian Lehrer Show, The Leonard Lopate Show, Soundcheck and New Sounds. Five WNYC programs — Radiolab, On the Media, Studio 360, The Brian Lehrer Show, and Radio Rookies, its youth journalism program serving teens in all five boroughs, have been recognized with George Foster Peabody Awards, the highest honor in broadcasting journalism. WNYC’s original content is available to people wherever they are via mobile platforms, online audio streams, podcasts and social media. In addition, WNYC presents the best national offerings from networks National Public Radio, Public Radio International, American Public Media, and the British Broadcasting Company, broadcasting a wide range of daily news, talk, cultural and music programming.
WQXR and Classical 105.9 WQXR is New York City’s sole classical music station, presenting new and landmark classical recordings as well as live concerts from the Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic, among other New York City venues, immersing listeners in the city’s rich musical life. also hosts Q2, an HD broadcast and web stream dedicated to discovery, giving listeners an opportunity to experience exceptional music, classic and contemporary, that they likely have not heard before. WQXR’s smart, engaging hosts provide distinctive context for the music they love to play. And serves the global classical music community through online listening, playlists, host blogs and New York City cultural news. WQXR also offers Metropolitan Opera Radio Saturday Matinee Broadcasts, The Philharmonic This Week, McGraw Hill Young Artists Showcase evenings, and Symphony Hall.

The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space and Our street-front broadcast studio and performance venue produces a full season of original programming – as well as WNYC and WQXR shows, concerts and events – for live, radio and online audiences. It is becoming an anchor in our growing, exciting Hudson Square ne
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