Job Description:

Position Information:

Hours: 40 hours per week

Location: Brooklyn, NY (Gowanus)

Start Date: January 7, 2020 June 26, 2020

Application Deadline: October 18, 2019. Cover letter is required for this application. Please scroll to the "Next Step in the Application" section for more information.


Are you looking for Internships/Fellowships at the largest station-based public radio organization in the US?


If so, look no further. Our Internship and Fellowship program will give YOU the real-world experience you are seeking in production, research, reporting, interviewing, audio and digital storytelling and more, as well as experience in public media operations. In addition to professional development, this program will help you build a network with other professionals in the industry. Don't miss out on the chance to build your professional portfolio alongside the best people within public media.


Who we are:

Live from Here with Chris Thile is a Saturday-night destination for audiences everywhere. This variety show features a unique blend of musical performances, comedy, and audience interaction. Acclaimed musician and songwriter Chris Thile welcomes a wide range of well-known and up-and-coming talent to share the stage and create a beautiful listening experience.

Live from Here is produced and distributed nationwide by American Public Media, and is heard by 2.1 million listeners each week on nearly 600 public radio stations, online, and SiriusXM Radio.


Intern, Digital Live from Here

The Live from Here intern will provide support as we experiment with ways to reach new fans online and refine how we connect with our existing, highly invested listeners. This will be a great opportunity to see how public radio professionals produce a one-of-a-kind variety show each week and translate the live broadcast's energy for an online audience.


Key Learning Goals:

  • How the show's digital, creative, production, and marketing teams work together to deliver a unique experience for radio and theater audiences.
  • How to create engaging content for a variety of social media channels.
  • How to communicate with an enthusiastic online audience.
  • How to navigate a brisk, unique production environment.



  • Assist the digital team with production, editing, and posting of social media videos, photos, and posts from the show and behind-the-scenes moments.
  • Research music, comedy, and culture news for use in newsletters and social media posts.
  • Write and edit video and photo captions, metadata, and other digital media details.
  • Monitor social analytics and sentiment as needed.
  • Assist with other program creative, production, and marketing duties as needed.



  • Partial subsidy for onsite parking or bus transportation. Day to day transportation is your responsibility.
  • Eligible to accrue for sick and safe time off.
  • Eligible for health insurance as required under the ACA.



  • Participate in robust on-boarding experience.
  • Professional development: on-the-job training, personality assessment training, formal performance review feedback sessions, etc.
  • Opportunities to be mentored by one of our top professionals within public media.
  • Volunteering opportunities.


Required Qualifications:

  • Sophomores, Juniors, or Seniors in an undergraduate or Master's program OR have earned a degree within the last 12 months.
  • Very strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Very strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to self-direct once given a task.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Online writing, publishing, or editorial experience with local college news operations (i.e. newspaper, radio station, website, magazine) or other organizations.
  • Experience managing digital platforms and tools (YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) with local college news operations (i.e. newspaper, radio station, website, magazine) or other organizations.
  • Knowledge of digital media trends and best practices (content types, brand voice, analytics & measurement).
  • Experience shooting and editing videos and photos.
  • Familiarity with content tools like Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign, Illustrator.
  • Familiarity with business tools like Word, Excel, Docs, Sheets.
  • Experience recording and editing audio.


Next Step in the Application:

In addition to your skills and knowledge, we want to get to know you in the application process. In addition to your resume, please include a cover letter (of no more than 1 page) with answers to the following:

  • What professional skills would you like to add to your toolbox in the months and years to come to grow within your career?
  • Where do you see yourself professionally in five-years and how will this role help you achieve that goal?


Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Physical Demands:
    • Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time.
    • Required to move about in the community.
    • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping.
  • Working Conditions:
    • Moderate noise level.
    • Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.


Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply.


For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

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For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

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