Overview: Radio Boston is WBUR’s voice of Boston. It is a fast-paced hour of live radio that reflects and analyzes what matters to Boston now, while also daring to question assumptions with a little attitude. We work hard and we have fun.
Responsibilities: The Radio Boston internship is for the ambitious. It offers endless possibilities to craft excellent radio. Daily tasks will include: conducting deep and innovative research on topics and people of interest to Radio Boston listeners, recording and editing audio, pre-interviewing and booking guests, writing scripts and questions, and helping manage guests during the show.
Requirements: Applicants must be proven self-starters who have demonstrated they can learn quickly and operate autonomously. Must have good interpersonal skills and a professional demeanor. Knowledge of audio editing software, particularly Adobe Audition or a similar program, is a plus.
Time Commitment: Interns must work 2-3 full weekdays (9 to 5) at the station, preferably consecutive days.
Application: Applicants must submit a resume and, in lieu of a cover letter, three short essays (300 words each) on any the following questions:
- What kind of work do you ultimately want to do, and how would Radio Boston help you learn those skills?
- Why do you want a radio internship instead of a digital, TV, or print experience?
- Describe a time you set a difficult goal, and how you worked to achieve it.
- Describe a situation when you had to rapidly adapt with a different approach to how you were addressing a problem.
- What was a professional (or academic) experience in which you excelled, but wouldn’t want to repeat? Why?
- What radio piece or podcast do you keep thinking about long after you heard it, and why?
- What do you love to do? Why?
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