Public Radio InternshipsWBFO-FM 88.7 and Classical 94.5 WNED
The Western New York Public Broadcasting Association offers unpaid internships at both WBFO and Classical 94.5 WNED for qualified students. Students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in radio operations and production and to develop their writing and broadcasting skills.
Job DescriptionStudents will be assigned tasks that relate to day-to-day radio operations in the traffic, programming, and production departments and/or the news room. They will also be afforded the opportunity to collaborate on large scale production and broadcast projects and will be expected to assume responsibilities commensurate with their abilities. These projects may include the following:
News-gathering (write copy, record news conferences, etc.) for newscasts on WBFO
Production of Morning Classics, Making a List, and other classical music programs.
Production of promotional spots and underwriting credits
RequirementsInterns will develop their own semi-monthly work schedules and will be obliged to follow them. Reliable transportation is essential.
QualificationsThe successful candidate will require a statement from the student’s school which attests the applicant’s status as a student and that the internship is part of a degreed program. In addition, applicants should demonstrate the following:
An interest in public radio or classical broadcasting
A willingness to learn
The ability to work independently and to work collaboratively
The ability to write cogently
The ability to use basic office software
Previous production, journalism, classical music and/or broadcast experience is desirable, though not required!
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or to:
P.O. Box 1263
Buffalo, New York 14240