Soundcheck - Summer 2013 Inernship
New York Public Radio - New York, NY

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Soundcheck is WNYC’s on-air and online destination for music fans to discover their ongoing personal soundtrack. It features insight from musicians, journalists and tastemakers, listener-created content, a blogger bullpen and daily Gig Alerts, plus in-studio performances representing what’s new and compelling in New York City. Listeners start the conversation at and continue it with host John Schaefer every weeknight at 9 p.m. on 93.9 FM and

Internships: Soundcheck is accepting applications from students interested in helping out with the production of our radio program and web site. Internships require a three to four-month, two-day per week commitment (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.). There is a small daily stipend and past interns have received academic credit. They take place at WNYC Radio in New York City, where Soundcheck is produced.

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2013

  • Web site content maintenance
  • Social media maintenance
  • Providing research assistance and basic audio editing
  • Pitching ideas
  • Checking in with guests
  • Call-screening
  • Performing various menial tasks that are essential to the daily running of the office

  • Applicants should be knowledgeable about music, arts and culture – and about how Soundcheck pursues those subject areas.
  • Some journalism and office experience is preferred, but not required.
  • Applicants should be highly motivated self-starters who can work in a deadline environment.
  • Applicants should be comfortable with and knowledgeable about social media, including Facebook and Twitter. Please note any web publishing and social media experience in your application.
To Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume online. We also ask that you answer the following questions:

1. Describe two of your favorite Soundcheck on-air segments or digital features, and why you liked them. (Previous shows are archived on

2. Suggest two ideas for Soundcheck, either for an on-air segment or a blog post. (One short paragraph each) Feel free to suggest a guest or guests.

3. What other shows do you listen to / web sites do you visit regularly?

We must receive all information requested in order to consider your candidacy.

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