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Internship: Editorial Intern, KQED Arts & Culture (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. 

KQED Arts seeks a candidate for a paid internship for the editorial team.  The editorial intern will uphold KQED's commitment to community service journalism and its  mission to inform, inspire and involve by working alongside writers and editors on online arts and culture coverage. The team you would be joining is very diverse; applicants from all  backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This is a paid internship, working 16 hours per week from July 19th through December 30, 2021.

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, a strong writing voice, a solid work ethic, and  a 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 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.  

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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