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Internship: Check Please Bay Area Production Intern (July 2021-Dec 2021)

Deadline to apply for KQED Internships is May 31, 2021. If you are applying to multiple KQED internships, please state this along with the Internship titles in your cover letter.

The Check, Please Bay Area intern assists in both production and post-production efforts, rights tracking, administrative tasks working with the Series Producer, Coordinating Producer, Engagement Producer and Editors.  This year the intern will participate in the production of an exciting new spinoff series, Check, Please! You Gotta Try This!

This is a paid internship, working 16 hours per week from July 19, 2021 through December 30, 2021. 

Essential Functions: 

  • Logging: reviewing raw footage from location shoots and drone footage and creating records to make the footage searchable, identifying best shots for promos and social media 
  • Assist producers on location shoots on show taping days, including behind-the-scenes photography support
  • Assist producers and editors with music selection and cue sheets
  • Assist with copy prep and proofreading for post-production graphics
  • Assist Engagement Producer in creating original content (memes, GIFs, etc) for social media as assigned.
  • Correspond with guests to help them prep for show tapings 
  • Evaluating online submissions, and vetting guest and restaurants for next season


Knowledge/Experience Required:

  • A genuine passion for food and drink, and the Bay Area culinary scene
  • An interest in public media, Television Broadcast and film distribution
  • Experience with social media, especially TikTok, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Experience with YouTube
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and WordPress preferred
  • Strong online research skills, with accuracy and attention to detail 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to work independently, learn quickly and balance multiple assignments.
  • Excellent oral, written and online communication skills with a high comfort level for making new connections 


Knowledge/Experience Desired: 

  • Ability to shoot additional video and/or photos

Growth & Development Opportunities:  

  • Get an inside look at how a nationally-awarded production goes from guest applications to broadcast.
  • Learn the post-production and packaging requirements for network television.
  • Assist in social media and online community engagement and promotion.

The mission that drives us:

KQED is for everyone who wants to be more.    Our television, radio, digital media, and educational services change lives for the better and help individuals and communities achieve their full potential.

KQED serves the people of Northern California with a community-supported alternative to commercial media.   We provide citizens with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions; convene community dialogue; bring the arts to everyone and engage audiences to share their stories. We help students and teachers thrive in 21st-century classrooms, and take people of all ages on journeys of exploration- exposing them to new people, places and ideas.

We celebrate diversity, embrace innovation, value lifelong learning and partner with those who share our passion for public services. 


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