XRAY.FM is looking to bring on a new News Writing Intern for their morning drivetime progressive talk show, XRAY In The Morning. The position is designed to last for a total of six months.
Our News Writing Intern will help to grow the show past the airwaves and into the digital world. This intern is expected to write the nightly news that will be covered for the morning. They can work remotely, via the Internet, though they will be expected to attend one weekly meeting in the XRAY.FM offices.
Who should you be?
— Driven and able to self-supervise
— A strong writer, capable of blending information with a concise written voice
— Aware of the social and political landscape in Portland and nationally
— Passionate about bringing factual news to a listening audience
— A strong collaborator
— Well-informed about current events
— Able to use Google Drive products and mobile apps to communicate with the team
What will this position entail?
— 10 hours of work per week, divided between the XRAY.FM facilities and remote work
— Preparing local, national, and international news two days a week
— Capturing and editing audio to air during the show
— Attending at least one of two weekly meetings in the XRAY.FM offices
— Helping to maintain social media presence, both on the XRAY.FM blog and Facebook
— Learning more about the station and building relationships with other members of the morning show team, while communicating clearly and effectively at all times
Please apply by sending a résumé with one reference and a cover letter to morning[at]xray.fm with the subject line “News Writing Internship Application.” Please include your first and last name in every document title.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.