Posted On: September 15, 2010

Journalism Internship

Media Organization:WNYC & WQXR

Company Description

Co-producers WNYC and PRI — in collaboration with the BBC World Service, The New York Times, and WGBH Boston television and radio — are reinvigorating morning drive. The Takeaway is a new multi-platform national morning drive news program that is creating a new model for morning news and public broadcasting in the 21st century. The show is rooted in the values public radio is best known for — highly credible journalism, depth and context — but breaks out from the medium's conventionally packaged sound. The project features live conversation, reporters in locations around the world, a cast of regular contributors, audience interaction, a website and distributed content, and video. The show is live, delivering national and international news and cultural stories through a conversational and unprecedented personality-driven format.

The Takeaway began airing on public radio stations across America in April 2008, with the mission to host and reflect the American conversation — bringing together diverse perspectives and voices through the connection of local, national and international news. During this time, the show has expanded from two to four hours live on-air to provide live content for other time zones. The enterprise builds on public radio's morning success with content and strategies that will bring new audiences to public radio and public service media online.

Job Description

The Assistant Producers will be responsible for operating all broadcast audio equipment associated with the live production of the show. The hires will be instrumental in maneuvering the fast-paced and high-intensity environment of a live national radio show. Under the direction of the Technical Director, the assistant producers will play a significant role in the sound and technical aspects of the show. Much of the work on the program will take place during early morning hours.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Digital editing of recorded radio segments for use in live broadcast
• Podcast production
• News/Music/Television editing for broadcast
• Assist producers with digital audio production
• Assist with show guests/live production of the show under supervision of Director and Line Producer
• Comply with all WNYC/WQXR and show policies and guidelines
• This position requires use of a computer, telephone and other office and/or broadcast equipment; ability to communicate effectively through a variety of methods
• Ability to work extended hours as needed
• Work on other special projects and other duties as assigned


• Bachelors Degree required
• Minimum of 1-2 years of Journalism/Media/News background strongly preferred
• Must be able to successfully problem-solve and multi-task under pressure of live broadcast
• Digital audio editing experience required; Cool Edit/Audacity, Easy Track and/or DAVID experience, ProTools, Audition, Ableton, others accepted
• Knowledge of different styles of radio programming required
• Strong audio editing skills required
• Practical knowledge of computers, computer systems, and associated audio interfaces
• Requires ability to take direction and complete tasks as assigned within specified timeframes
• Ability to meet objectives under (often intense) deadline pressure required
• Excellent communication skills—both oral and written—with an impressive reputation for building and maintaining relationships with people at all levels of an organization, across a diverse range of cultural, generational, ethnic, racial, educational and social backgrounds
• Requires the intellectual and emotional depth, maturity, self-confidence and interpersonal skills to work effectively and/or interact with the other Takeaway staff, executives at WNYC, colleagues, vendors and guests as needed

To Apply

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a cover letter, salary requirements and resume online to with "P/T Assistant Prod, TT" and your last name in the subject line.

WNYC must receive all information requested in order to consider you