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Fellow, Marketplace Podcasts

Post Date:Apr 01, 2024Type:Full time
Start Date:June 17, 2024Salary:$18-$23/hour
Location: United States - California - Los Angeles Job Reference:
Job Description:


Position Information:

  • Start Date: June 17, 2024 – June 6, 2025
  • Hours: 40 hours per week
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Pay: $18/hour - $23/hour (salary will be based on individual's education and/or relevant experience)


Fellow, Marketplace Podcasts:

As the Marketplace Podcasts Fellow, you will have the opportunity to work with the award-winning teams behind Marketplace’s portfolio of podcasts, from our daily news podcast, Make Me Smart, to our longform narrative shows like How We Survive and This Is Uncomfortable to our growing suite of shows that aim to make young people more financially literate including Million Bazillion and Financially Inclined. You will be supporting the production teams as they plan and produce the next seasons.

An exciting part of this fellowship is the opportunity to pitch a podcast project that can be completed during the fellowship that allows you to demonstrate your knowledge of our shop and proficiency with the work. Examples include - a cross over episode of This is Uncomfortable/How We Survive which is lead-produced by the fellow. We will also consider cross-department projects within the digital and on-demand space (such as a digital video series tied to a forthcoming season of How We Survive, a special newsletter takeover, etc.)


Key Learning Goals:

The goal of this fellowship is to provide immersive learning and real-world experience through impactful work. By the end of your fellowship, you will be able to:

  • Gain hands on experience working on editorial projects from conception to release and work closely with early/mid/late career journalists to learn best practices in doing so
  • Understand cross-platform collaborations and how modern journalism exists outside of a single medium to best reach our core and prospect audiences




In this fast-paced position, you will:

  • Assist the production team, including conducting research, interviewing, writing, prepping, producing interviews, recording, cutting tape
  • Ability to pitch ideas that fulfill the mission of Marketplace and the voice of the individual show they're presented to, that are able to be produced with existing resources
  • Become proficient in writing in the voice of the show in scripts, web copy, and podcast showpages
  • Be proficient in all aspects of production



  • Eligible to accrue sick time off
  • Eligible for health insurance as required under the ACA
  • Eligible to participate in the APMG retirement plan




  • Participate in robust on-boarding experience
  • Professional development: on-the-job training, workforce readiness training, formal performance review feedback sessions, etc.
  • Participate in brown bag sessions to gain broader perspective of the organization


Required Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a graduate program OR have at least 2 years of relevant professional experience in journalism or communication 
  • Some background/experience in a newsroom OR on a longform journalism podcast
  • Familiarity with audio editing (any platform)
  • Familiarity with journalism ethics
  • Should be familiar with podcasts and journalism podcasts (world of journalism)
  • General interest in news or other areas of our expertise: finance, financial literacy, climate change, economics, business, etc.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Another applicable internship experience (in a public radio newsroom, on a daily news podcasts, etc.)
  • Experience working with hosts


Next Step in the Application:

In addition to your skills and knowledge, we want to get to know you in the application process. Please include a cover letter (of no more than 1 page) with answers to the following:

  • What interests you about this fellowship?
  • What professional skills would you like to add to your toolbox in the months and years to come to grow in your career field?


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.


MacMillan Internship & Fellowship Program at MPR|APM

Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media are grateful for the long-time, generous philanthropy of Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan for investing in the future of public media through transformational internships and fellowships. Their recent grant will significantly strengthen our internship program, produce enriching programming, and prepare the next generation for careers in public media. We are pleased to recognize this generous support in the name of the program – the MacMillan Internship & Fellowship Program at MPR|APM.



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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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