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Intern, Podcast Development

Post Date:Jul 16, 2020Type:Full time
Start Date:September 14, 2020Salary:$15/hour
Location: United States - Minnesota - St. Paul Job Reference:
Job Description:

Position Information:

  • Hours: 40 hours per week
  • Location: This position can be located anywhere within the United States
  • Start Date: September 14, 2020 – December 18, 2020
  • Application Deadline: August 7, 2020. 


Are you looking for Internships/Fellowships at the largest station-based public radio organization in the US?

If so, look no further. Our Internship and Fellowship program will give YOU the real-world experience you are seeking in production, research, reporting, interviewing, audio and digital storytelling and more, as well as experience in public media operations. In addition to professional development, this program will help you build a network with other professionals in the industry. Don’t miss out on the chance to build your professional portfolio alongside the best people within public media.

Intern, Podcast Development:

At American Public Media, we make podcasts for curious listeners. Our shows explore new ideas, uncover truths, and tell human stories. All of our shows are powered by you, our listeners.

The Podcast Development internship is open to recent graduates and early career audio professionals interested in content development and podcast production. You will learn about the development process – from creating a show pitch to piloting and testing. The development team will benefit from your perspective and feedback, as well as your ability to support on-going production processes. Our audiences are best served when our staff represents as many perspectives as possible, and we believe that training and supporting new talent is the best way to diversify and improve our team.

Key Learning Goals:

  • Learn and participate in the show development process, from initial pitch review/creation to piloting and audience testing.
  • Develop the skills to research and present a compelling podcast pitch.
  • Observe and participate in the editorial processes of at least two teams outside of development.


  • Participate in weekly development meetings and share feedback on podcast pitches received as well as current projects.
  • Assist in the production of a pilot episode (e.g., scheduling studios, booking guests, editing audio).
  • Research and write at least one podcast pitch to present to the team for consideration.
  • Shadow one or more show teams outside of development.


  • Partial subsidy for onsite parking or public transportation.
  • Eligible to accrue sick time off.
  • Eligible for health insurance as required under the ACA.


  • Participate in robust on-boarding experience.
  • Professional development: on-the-job training, intercultural development assessment, formal performance review feedback sessions, etc.
  • Mentorship opportunities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Enrolled Senior in an undergraduate or Master’s program OR have earned a degree within the last 18 months.
  • Basic audio editing skills.
  • Deep interest in and familiarity with podcasts.
  • Ability to collaborate closely with producers including ability to give and receive feedback.
  • Ability to write, meet deadlines, and work independently.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Physical Demands:
    • Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time.
    • Required to move about in the community.
    • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping.
  • Working Conditions:
    • Moderate noise level.
    • Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.


Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply.

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Contact Information
American Public Media
Alicia Tran
480 Cedar St.
St. Paul, MN 55101
United States
Ph: 6512901305

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