2023 Media Archives Internship
Job Type

Department: Broadcast Engineering

Direct Supervisor: Media Asset and Archive Manager

Position Status: 6 month internship at 15 hours per week (450 hours in total)

KEXP’s Internship Program seeks to provide interns from historically under-invited and under-represented communities with hands-on experience in the nonprofit arts sector. Our program is designed to develop and equip emerging leaders, interested in furthering their careers, in a variety of fields including music programming, audio production, and nonprofit capacity building. 

All internships are 6-months long, 15 hours per week (450 hours in total) and include:

  • $22 per hour
  • opportunities for mentoring
  • cohort activities

Internship Position Summary: The KEXP digital media library contains hundreds of thousands of audio and video files and is constantly expanding. The Media Archives Intern will assist with the processing and cataloging of items in the KEXP digital media and physical library to ensure that DJs and KEXP staff have access to the files and media they need.

Essential duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with processing of digital media assets, including identification, classification and cataloging
  • Digital media asset metadata creation and linking between databases and spreadsheets
  • Assist with refinement and creation of workflows for specific media asset backlog clearing projects
  • Assist with organization and cataloging of physical media assets, including CDs and Vinyl
  • Attend monthly intern cohort meetings and activities

Skills Learned: 

  • Audio and video archival practices at an industry leading radio station
  • Metadata and cataloging standards for audiovisual archives
  • Practical experience with an industry standard Media Asset Management system (Dalet)

Working Conditions: Interns are required to come into the office at least one day a week. Must be flexible with both working remotely or at the office, depending on need and company policy based on public health recommendations at the time. Remote working will require a consistently quiet and productive space, and office work operates in a typical business environment. 

KEXP is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and empowering workplace. We believe that having staff, interns, and volunteers with diverse backgrounds enables KEXP to better meet our mission and serve music-loving communities around the world. We recognize that opportunities in radio and other creative industries have historically excluded and continue to disproportionately exclude Black and Indigenous people, people of color, people from working class backgrounds, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ people. We strongly encourage individuals with these identities to apply.


General Qualifications: 

  • Passion for and commitment to KEXP’s mission
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative on projects
  • Commitment to maintain a high degree of accuracy and confidentiality
  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail 
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at once
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of archival or library cataloging and metadata standards (e.g. Dublin Core, PBCore, LOC)
  • Experience with spreadsheets (e.g. Google Sheets, Smartsheet) and a basic understanding of the use and organizational design of databases. 

Physical Requirements: Long periods of being in a stationary position; operating a computer and other office equipment; frequently communicating by phone, email, and video conferencing; frequently remaining in a stationary position during meetings, discerning meeting content, expressing oneself, and exchanging accurate information. 

Salary Description
$22 per hour