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The Limits with Jay Williams Podcast & Content Development Intern - Fall/Winter 2022

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Program Duration: October 3, 2022 - April 14, 2023
This internship will spend the first half of the program with the The Limits team learning the ins and outs of producing a podcast and then spend the second half of the program with the content development team learning how new podcast ideas come to life! 
For the Content Development Team: 
We’re seeking an intern to join us in piloting and incubating programming for the next generation of NPR audiences. Our Content Development team brings innovative ideas and fresh talent into the NPR fold and connects that talent to the resources and support they need to develop their concept. We work with staff and partners to refine their show concepts and produce their pilots, and host workshops and labs that aim to cultivate new creators within and outside the organization. 
For The Limits: 
About the show: Today, the art of celebrity doesn’t quite look like it used to. Now, it’s all about betting on yourself—taking your personal brand, redefining it, making it work for you—and few are better fit to talk about the stakes than father, entrepreneur, ESPN host, and full 180°-maker, Jay Williams. Each week, he goes deep with heavy-hitters from the worlds of sports, entertainment, business, and pop culture to understand the principles of faith, vision, and grit they live by in order to see past doubt and build their empires. From rappers-to-moguls, to talk show hosts-turned-CEOs, you’ll learn the ways that the ultra-successful define, push, and conquer their limits in this study of modern greatness.
We’re seeking a creative person with fresh ideas to pitch, book, and help research interviews for the show. You’ll be trained on all that goes into making a weekly podcast, and because we have a video component on YouTube, you’ll gain insight into video production. You’ll also have the opportunity to do some production work and build up technical skills. 
For the Content Development Team: 
  • Assist with audio production for pilots and projects
  • Helping coordinate special workshops and training series for new development
  • Booking guests, setting up meetings, as needed
  • Support administrative duties as needed 
For The Limits:  
  • Conduct research and assist in putting together host prep and structuring interviews 
  • Research and pitch ideas for interviews and segments
  • Write digital and social media copy, and occasionally fact-check episodes 
  • Develop basic technical skills under editorial supervision, such as recording, tape-cutting and some mixing 
  • Follow best practices and DEI in story development, sourcing and booking
  • Support administrative duties as needed 
  • LOCATION: This internship has the flexibility to be onsite at our Washington, DC office, fully remote, and/or a hybrid version of the two based on the intern’s preference. Must be planning to work from the United States throughout the internship dates. 
  • EDUCATION: Must be a current student in an accredited degree program or a recent graduate of no more than 12 months from the month of the start of the internship. 
  • Audio production skills
  • Strong digital media skills, including proficiency in social media as both a newsgathering technique and, especially, as a way to distribute content
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently under deadline pressure. Ability to handle more than one assignment at a time; ability to prioritize, anticipate and communicate effectively
  • Self-motivated, able to initiate projects with newsroom staff
  • Organized, able to help manage projects with the senior producer
  • A passion for audio storytelling, as well as other mediums
  • An interest in the changing media industry and its impact on public media
  • Strong writing skills
  • A portfolio of work, either audio or video
  • Cultivate and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace
  • Cultivate and support an inclusive and equitable workplace culture 
  • Critical Thinking
  • Building Stakeholder Relationships
  • Resilience
  • Managing Complexity
  • Video production proficiency 
  • Interest in sports and pop culture 
  • This position is 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday.
Applications close on July 17th at 11:59pm ET. 
Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you. All applications must include a resume, cover letter, and portfolio to be considered. All interns must have authorization to work in the United States. 
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