Futuro Studios is a new podcast and content studio out of Futuro Media—an independent non-profit media organization that explores and gives voice to the diversity of the American experience. We’re focusing on creating new narrative, documentary podcasts that tell Latino and POC stories, from culture and music to history and politics. Futuro Studios has between 3-5 new podcasts slated for production and release in Fall/Winter 2020 across a broad range of subjects. 

We want self-starters to be part of the team working to aid in the production and launch of our new podcasts. The staff is small, so there is a lot of room to do meaningful work.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct pre-interviews with potential guests 
  • Logging and reviewing tape and pulling audio selects
  • Various research tasks related to show development and production
  • Assist in reporting and gathering audio
  • Assist in fact-checking
  • Assist in writing scripts
  • Assist in writing show development materials
  • Assist in editing audio and assembling podcast stories

Qualifications:

  • Advanced matriculated college student—graduate or advanced undergraduate
  • Self-directed and can work with a team in a fast-paced, extremely dynamic office environment.
  • Excellent, snappy, vibrant writing, especially for radio 
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to communicate effectively with supervisor and other team members
  • Familiarity with ProTools or other audio editing software programs

Desired skills:

  • Familiarity with news outlets from around the country
  • Familiarity with policy and cultural trends, as well as with socioeconomic and racial/ethnic demographics of communities around the U.S.
  • Familiarity with audio/radio production process
  • Familiarity with audio recording equipment 
  • Good writing, good at QA checking and copyediting
  • Bicultural/bilingual a plus

To apply:

Futuro Studios accepts interns for the Spring, Summer and Fall terms.

In order to apply please submit your applications by the following dates. (However, if you missed the deadline, you can still reach out!):

Spring (mid-January through mid-May) – Apply by November 15

Summer (June through August) – Apply by April 15

Fall (mid-September through mid-December) – Apply by August 1

Send cover a letter outlining how your interests, skills and experiences line up with what Futuro Studios does. Please also email a one-page resume and at least one audio sample of your work that shows off your mastery of style and content. Please submit as links or mp3s.

Email this to jobs@futuromediagroup.org with the subject line “Futuro Studios Internship” and please specify which term you are applying for.

About Futuro Media

Futuro Media is an exciting, fast-growing company currently with about 25 employees. We are located on 125th street in Harlem, New York, close to four major train lines and near the Apollo theater. Futuro Media also produces NPR’s Latino USA, the weekly public affairs and news radio show and podcast about the Latino experience. We are a small team so we love to work with people who are enthusiastic and go-getters.