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XRAY.FM News Writing Internship



Posted: 4/14/2017
Location: Portland Metro
Closing Date: open until filled
Industry: Arts, Communications, Public Affairs
Type: Part Time

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 meetings 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 2 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

Application Guidelines/Contact:
Please apply by sending a résumé with one reference and a cover letter to 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.

This is an unpaid position.

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