NPR Music, Programs & Partnerships Internship more...
Location:Washington, DC
Company:National Public Radio (NPR)
First posted:September 16, 2017

The programs and partnerships intern supports a variety of NPR Music's programs and initiatives. We're looking for someone with strong copy editing and audio production skills, a good ear for music and the ability and work independently to support station collaborations and programs including Jazz Night in America, Slingshot and Noteworthy.

This is a full-time, 40-hour internship in the Washington, D.C. office.


- Web production for member station programming, Jazz Night in America, Slingshot, Noteworthy and other content as needed

- Organize data and contacts, manage Google Docs and Excel spreadsheets

- Transcribe, fact check and edit interviews; rewrite copy that falls below our editorial standards; craft compelling headlines and promotional language

- Communicate with social media managers and producers at member stations

- Contact labels for permissions, fact checking and other research as needed

- Edit and mix high-quality audio productions

- Manage multiple projects on deadline

- Participate in music team meetings and other events



- Strong editing and writing skills

- Knowledge of contemporary music across genre

- Passion for storytelling; an interest in the how and why behind stories in the music industry

- Working knowledge of HTML and basic web editing

- Working knowledge of Photoshop and basic photo editing

- Working knowledge of ProTools, Audition, or other audio editing software

- Ability to work independently

- Excellent oral and written communication skills


Preferred Skills:

- Experience in music-related field; music journalism or production experience

- Experience with a content management system

- Experience writing for the web

- Experience editing to AP style standards


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