Arts Editorial Intern

San Francisco, CA
Student (College)

Deadline to apply for KQED Internships is Friday May 10th, 2024. Please state which internship(s) you are applying for in your cover letter and apply to each one individually. 

This is a paid internship, working 16 hours per week from July 8th, 2024 through December 20th 2024. Current Salary is $18.07 per hour. 

KQED envisions a public media organization with a culture that centers on human dignity, equity, and belonging. This will enable us to better serve and reflect the Bay Area through diverse and inclusive storytelling. 

We value the contributions of marginalized people in society — including Black, Indigenous, and all people of color,  people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ people — and we believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do, and we strongly encourage members of these communities to apply.

The mission that drives us:
KQED provides citizens 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.

This role will work hybrid between working in KQED's newly renovated headquarters and working remotely. KQED requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Position Summary & Essential Functions:

  • The editorial intern will report and write weekly event picks, news briefs, and  shorter breaking stories online. You will be strongly encouraged to file at least one in-depth, feature length story during your internship.  
Other Job Functions:
  • Contributing to group projects and assisting editors as needed. Some list  management or formatting tasks may arise from time to time, as well as occasional audio or  photography assignments.  
Knowledge/Experience Required:
  • Experience writing and reporting
  • A natural curiosity and  open mind
  • A passion for the arts in all its forms
  • Strong writing voice
  • Solid work ethic
  • Commitment to serving the community
Knowledge/Experience Desired:
  • Fluency in Wordpress or equivalent CMS platform
  • Photography and audio skills
  • Ability to drive for stories
  • Nimbleness and creativity on social  media
  • Familiarity with public records
  • Deep knowledge of the Bay Area arts scene
Growth & Development Opportunities:
  • This is not a fetch-coffee internship. You will be  mentored by award-winning editors providing hands-on guidance and direction to develop  your skills as much as possible and prepare you for work at national outlets.  

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