Audio Internship at NPR’s Latino USA

Latino USA is produced out of our Harlem office by The Futuro Media Group—an independent non-profit media organization that explores and gives voice to the diversity of the American experience. Latino USA is a weekly hour-long radio magazine show hosted by Maria Hinojosa. The show airs in over 220 public radio stations nationwide with a podcast that surpassed 3.3M downloads in 2018.

We want self-starters to help in the production of the show covering everything from news to cultural trends affecting Latinos in the U.S. The staff is small, so there is a lot of room to do meaningful work.

Responsibilities:

  • Research segment topics and interview subjects
  • Pre-interview subjects before they come to studio
  • Participate in editorial and production meetings
  • Research and gather materials for show website
  • Assist in assembling the weekly show
  • Assist in reporting and recording audio for stories produced in-house
  • Assist in writing scripts for host interviews
  • Assist in editing audio from studio interviews
  • Develop and produce an enterprise story for radio.

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 and web
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to communicate effectively with supervisor and other team members

Desired skills:

  • Familiarity with ProTools or other audio editing software programs
  • 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 radio production process
  • Familiarity with radio recording equipment
  • Good writing, good at QA checking and copyediting
  • Bicultural/bilingual

To apply:

Latino USA accepts interns for the Spring, Summer and Fall terms.

In order to apply please submit your applications by the following dates:

 

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 letter outlining how your interests, skills and experiences that line up with what Latino USA 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 “LUSA Audio Internship” and please specify which term you are applying for.