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Internship Descriptions


Producer - Works in conjunction with the executive producer to learn day to day assignments, research show prep, obtain audio feeds, write stories, handle listener questions/e-mail inquiries, operate control board, do on street reporting, and contributing to the overall continuity of the show. As the internship progresses, the intern can expect to learn how to schedule guests, archive show material, download station programming, and handle guest maintenance.

Production - Working with the production director the intern learns aspects of editing audio, and editing commercial spots and psa's, shadows supervisor in on-air situations, produces drops and liners, makes dub labels, dubs programs for clients, dubs music into audio systems, and monitors competing stations for format elements. Other duties include filing copy scripts, audio logging, backing up files, voice tracking and assisting in the overall development of a student's style.

News Department - Includes news writing, reporting, press conferences, maintaining files on guests, scheduling guests, and various production duties.

Sports Department - Includes sports writing , reporting, production, obtaining actualities, learning interview techniques and producing segments.

Sports Play By Play/Color Analyst - Provides play by play at high school, college and semi-pro events, assists in obtaining sound bytes and possible color analyst work.

On-Air Talent-Producing - Show prep, research, screening callers, producing or being part of "man on the street bits", live remotes, possible on-air interaction with host(s).



Promotions - Intern will learn the process of creating, implementing, and documenting prize fulfillment. Other responsibilities include filing, creating and copying flyers, executing live events, downloading pictures, prize mailings, marketing through cultivating relationships with other media, database marketing, and documenting on-air/on-site giveaways.

Promotions (non traditional revenue) - Creating promotional packages for clients, attend station events, organizing and delivering client order forms, and assisting project coordinator in promotional tasks.

Programming - Assist programming and music director in learning how music is chosen for the station, working with record labels, updating playlists, researching music and scheduling music. The intern will also help in daily programming operations(fax, phone calls, emails), assist in writing and scheduling of psa's, work with and learn how a public file is put together, and research artist bio information and file music media.

Sales - Exposure to research and prospecting, cold calling, presentation writing, creating various sales prospects and co-marketing files. The intern will also help with proposals, accompany sales reps on appointments with prospective clients and shadow General Sales Manager.

Record Company (Promotions) - Design and create point of purchase materials, send out promotional materials, on-site promotions, contact commercial and non commercial radio stations to promote products, research trends in the industry and organize in-store appearances.

Traffic - The intern will learn how to file contract logs, billing, continuity, quarterly reports, mail out billing contracts, learn how a commercial is scheduled and work in conjunction with the promotions department on events for the station