March 9, 2011

Paid radio journalism internship in Aspen, Colo.

Aspen Public Radio in Colorado is offering a paid radio journalism internship this summer. APR will provide a stipend of $5,000. The summer position runs from early June through August (we are flexible with back-to-school dates). Deadline to apply is March 15.

APR has an award-winning, three person news team, which includes a news director/reporter, a morning anchor/reporter and one full-time reporter. The station produces four newscasts each weekday morning as well as features and two afternoon newscasts. The news team covers a large geographic and economic region from the City of Aspen to Glenwood Springs and west to the town of Rifle. Additionally, during the summer the news team produces over 30 hours of live broadcasts from the Aspen Institute.

We are looking for a bright, motivated person whose responsibilities will include reporting, assisting with research, producing live broadcasts, blogging, hosting, and covering breaking news. Local news includes land use, city meetings, natural resources, public transportation, affordable housing, arts, culture, social issues, and politics. There are also opportunities to interview the national and international decision makers who visit Aspen each summer.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is pursuing a career in public radio journalism. Knowledge and familiarity with public radio programming is a must.

The successful applicant should be accomplished in gathering news, writing scripts, and voicing stories. The successful applicant should be knowledgeable and comfortable with audio editing programs. APR fosters a team environment and the successful applicant should be comfortable working under deadlines.

Hours are irregular and may include nights and weekends. Travel through the region may be required.

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and three samples of your radio work (mp3) by March 15th to News Director, Mitzi Rapkin at or Mitzi Rapkin, c/o Aspen Public Radio, 110 E. Hallam St., Suite 134, Aspen, CO 81611.

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