Posted On: January 19, 2023
Paid Journalism Internship
Media Organization: USA Today
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USA TODAY is seeking an audio intern to join the podcast team for the summer.
The position is open to recent grads.
We’re looking for a person who can pitch stories and guests, research and write stories, create prep docs for hosts on topics and edit interviews and shows in Audition.
This person will be adept at identifying stories that can be expanded into audio-form or merit in-depth conversations/round table discussions with guests and USA TODAY reporters.
As part of USA TODAY's nimble podcast team, the candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with all sections of the newsroom to produce weekly in-depth podcast episodes on the 5 Things podcast.
This 10-week long summer internship role will involve working 37.5 hours per week. Work from home and/or the ability to work from one of our offices is allowed.
Job Level: Intern
Minimum Salary: $15.00 per hour
Produce and edit audio stories daily, including script writing.
Contribute audio stories, episodes to USA TODAY’s flagship daily news podcast, 5 Things.
Utilize analytics to make informed decisions for storytelling and to measure success.
Produce related digital content for USA TODAY’s platforms.
Execute audience development for USA TODAY podcasts.
Produce assets for use on social media – audio, video and graphics.
Employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment, post-offer background check.
Experience working on a podcast.
Experience and proficiency using Adobe Audition or another comparable non-linear digital audio editing software.
Experience and proficiency recording interviews using an online platform such as Riverside.
Script writing experience.
Solid research skills.
We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t feel you meet every single one of the requirements. When you apply, don’t limit your upload to a resume; show us what you’ve done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order:
1. Your resume – one page that demonstrates clean copy and previous work experience.
2. A cover letter that outlines why you are the perfect candidate for the opportunity.
3. Links to 3 audio samples of your work and tell us about your role on each.
It is important that these items be assembled into a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.
Apply directly on Gannett's career portal: