About Chicago Public Media
Chicago Public Media is one of the largest and most respected public media organizations in the country. We launched innovative, iconic shows such as This American Life, Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me…, Nerdette, Making Obama and the ground-breaking podcast Serial. Chicago Public Media engages listeners and users across broadcast radio, digital audio streams, websites, and mobile apps. Our flagship station, WBEZ Chicago (91.5 FM and wbez.org) is Chicago’s premier hub for trusted, fact-based journalism, entertaining audio programs, and podcasts. WBEZ’s sister service, Vocalo (91.1 FM in Chicago, vocalo.org everywhere), targets a multicultural audience through an urban alternative music and culture format.
The Opportunity: Intern – Multi-media podcast team
This internship is with our Curious City team. Curious City is a people-powered weekly podcast, radio segment and digital project that answers questions the public asks about Chicago, the region and the people who live here. We are looking for a multimedia/engagement intern who has a zeal for telling stories and creating connections with the entire Chicago community.
With mentoring from the team’s multimedia producer and editors, our interns research stories, create story graphics and other audio and visual digital elements, and maintain strong relationships with the public through social media and other creative forms of engagement. They also develop career-building skills in conceiving, critiquing and editing the weekly podcast as well as creating multimedia stories. By the end of their term, interns will have produced a digital feature they can use for their portfolio.
To apply you need:
We are located at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois. Due to COVID restrictions, interns must be able to work remotely at their own designated location with internet access; they also must be willing and able to work at our Navy Pier studios.
Chicago Public Media interns gain hands-on experience while working alongside some of the best talent in the business. Our hope is that — after receiving a solid foundation at WBEZ — our interns continue to contribute to this industry.
A bit about our internship programs:
What we are looking for our candidates to display in their resumes, cover letters and interview conversations:
Applications with resumes must include cover letters; use the cover letter to share any links to previous work and/or include any job-related criteria not on your resume.
The essential functions described above are not all-inclusive and may change periodically to meet the needs of Chicago Public Media (CPM). The information contained in this job description is not intended to create any contractual or other legal commitment. Chicago Public Media may change the content or format of this job at any time in its sole and exclusive discretion without notice.
Working at Chicago Public Media
Our full-time employee population hovers around 150 people, and approximately half of our team is represented by SAG-AFTRA. We work at our newly renovated open and collaborative space at Navy Pier in Chicago, IL. We know it is imperative that our workplace reflects our community so we can, in turn, provide content that connects people. We are committed to having a thriving workplace where everyone can contribute their talents. If you share our passion for public service news and information, join us! Check out our LinkedIn page for further details: https://www.linkedin.com/company/chicago-public-radio/?viewAsMember=true
Chicago Public Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we actively seek and welcome people from all backgrounds, orientations, and life experiences to join our team.