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TED Radio Hour & How I Built This Podcasts Intern - Fall/Winter 2022

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Program Duration: October 3, 2022 - April 14, 2023
TED Radio Hour investigates the biggest questions of our time with the help of the world's greatest thinkers. In each episode, host Manoush Zomorodi explores a big idea through a series of TED Talks and original interviews, inspiring us to learn more about the world, our communities, and most importantly, ourselves. How I Built This, hosted by Guy Raz, is a twice-weekly podcast produced by NPR and distributed by Wondery. On Mondays, the show tells the founding stories of some of the biggest companies in the world; and on Thursdays, HIBT Lab explores the forces shaping business and entrepreneurship today. Both programs are consistently among the most popular podcasts in the country. For half of the program, you’ll spend your time with TED Radio Hour and for the other half of the program, you’ll spend your time with HIBT. 

  • Conducts research and assists in arranging interviews
  • Pre-interviews guests and prepares research material for hosts
  • Works with hosts, producers, and others in arranging for related elements to complete or supplement a piece
  • Helps get the program on the air, which includes performing routine administrative tasks
  • Works on some show production elements, including show promos and funding credits
  • Pitches ideas for interviews and episodes
  • Assists with weekly social media posts and outreach
  • Assists with create and maintain webpage content
  • LOCATION: This internship has the flexibility to be onsite at our Washington D.C. office, fully remote, and/or a hybrid version of the two based on the intern’s preference. But please note that there could be a need to pivot this internship to fully remote if pandemic related developments warrant that change. Must be planning to work from the United States throughout the internship dates.
  • EDUCATION: Must be a current student in an accredited degree program or a recent graduate of no more than 12 months from the month of the start of the internship.
  • Interest in skilled radio production and storytelling
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Ability to manage both long and short-term projects
  • Strong digital media skills, including proficiency in social media as both a newsgathering technique and as a way to distribute content
  • Interest in and familiarity with TED Talks
  • Interest in entrepreneurship and startup culture is a plus
  • Audio editing skills are a plus
  • Familiarity with audio editing software like MTE, Pro Tools, Descript, or others
  • This internship is full-time with a 40 hour per week commitment. The standard schedule is Monday thru Friday, 9am – 6pm ET, with some flexibility to accommodate different schedules and time zones.
  • The intern will spend approximately three months working full-time on each show. 

Applications close on Sunday, July 17th at 11:59pm ET. 

Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you. All applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered. All interns must have authorization to work in the United States. 
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