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Employment at WTTW11, Chicago's Public Media

Employment at WTTW - Public Media Chicago

The Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin and Studs Terkel Streaming Websites intern will be provided with hands on experience creating new content from two audio archives.  These projects will expose you to new audio technologies that are shaping how audio is disseminated on the web and on radio.  Interns will delve into over 40 categories covered in the Studs Terkel Radio Archive to create dynamic introductions that will be featured on the website and on radio.  Interns will also assist with the Exploring Music website by creating clips to be used on social media and in educational settings.  This internship is a great opportunity to grow your network and build your portfolio.

Department
WFMT Radio Network

General Information

  • The internship is designed to provide a well-rounded overview of how radio/streaming archival websites are created and organized and provide ample room for creative thinking and innovation.
  • Studs Terkel’s radio program ran on WFMT for more than 40 years and featured interviews with many of the most important writers, musicians, artists, philosophers, politicians and other figures in the 20th century. Before this project, less than 5% of his radio work has been available to the general public. This project will be done in conjunction with the Chicago History Museum and Library of Congress.
  • Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin has been among the most popular national radio programs about classical music and is broadcast on more than 250 stations.
  • Length of internship and hours per week are negotiable though we prefer interns who can be available for the majority of a 9am-5pm business day on a combination of weekdays (M/W/F or T/Th).
  • Interns should stay for the length of a semester or summer.
  • This is an unpaid internship. WFMT will work with schools for student interns receiving credit, but receiving credit is not required.
  • Eligible candidates must be an undergraduate student, graduate student, or have graduated from an accredited college or university within 12 months of beginning this internship.
  • Interns are assigned an internship coordinator who will work with the selected candidate to establish learning objectives to develop skills in chosen area.

Requirements
The ideal candidates will have strong audio production skills, especially within the Adobe Creative Suite (Audition experience preferred) and interest in the arts and humanities. The ability to work independently and reliably on intern projects is a must. These projects are self-directed requiring creativity and strong time management skills. Excellent organization and communications skills are also a must. Video production skills are encouraged.
Interns that submit a sample audio production work along with the application will be given first consideration.

Description/Duties

  • Create audio or video pieces highlighting the rich content within the Studs Terkel Radio Archive. These pieces will be distributed via social media outlets as well as PRX an international radio content exchange.
  • Work with radio producers on the production of the “Terkelogue” podcast series     
  • Help promote both the Terkel and Exploring Music website to educational institutions.
  • Work with the Blog manager to create new content for the site.
  • Create an intern “recap” media piece, to be featured on the blog that demonstrates the work done over the course of the internship.

Application Process
Interested students should email their resume and cover letter expressing their qualifications and interest in the internship to: jobs@wttw.com. Please reference "Exploring Music Internship" in the subject line of all correspondence to ensure proper routing.

Candidates may also fax their cover letter & resume to (773) 509-5309, or mail them to:

Window to the World Communications, Inc.
Attn: Tony Macaluso
5400 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625

Questions may also be sent to Tony Macaluso at tmacaluso@wfmt.com.

Candidates who are believed to be a good match will then be invited to complete an application and come in for an interview.

Your $40 Membership includes:

  • A one-year subscription to the Guide.
  • The WTTW11 Card – your ticket to a variety of members only discounts.
  • Much more!

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