2023 Audio Production Internship
Job Type
Internship
Description

Department: Production

Direct Supervisor: Senior Production Engineer

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: This internship works with KEXP’s Senior Production Engineer, Creative Producer, and Audio Engineers assisting KEXP’s Production and Programming teams to create, manage and publish content for use on-air and online.  The position focuses primarily on supporting the mastering, editing and publishing of KEXP’s in-studio recordings. Other activities include recording studio time and work on other on-air audio assets and their production processes. 

The intern will gain invaluable experience in various aspects of audio production while helping to deliver content that inspires music discovery in our community.  This audio work creates a better listening experience for our audience, provides essential tools for our DJ’s and Production staff, supports interdepartmental collaboration, and serves our external partners. 

Essential duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Editing of KEXP live performance audio
  • Accurate verification and entry of metadata related to KEXP live performance recordings 
  • Preparing DAW sessions for audio mixing & mastering
  • File naming and management
  • Audio encoding, exporting and delivery formatting
  • Editing of artist and legal IDs 
  • Creating radio edits of songs for KEXP’s music library
  • Shadowing/assisting KEXP audio engineers with in-studio performance recordings
  • Assisting with the collection of music beds for creative production 
  • Promo production assistance 
  • Uploading audio content to the web 
  • Assist in various tasks and projects as they arise, such as: inventory of Production equipment, equipment and cable labeling, equipment packing and unpacking for remote broadcasts
  • Attend monthly intern cohort meetings and activities

Skills Learned: 

  • Digital audio production techniques
  • In-depth audio editing and mixing experience using Adobe Audition, Reaper, and Pro Tools. 
  • Basic operation of broadcast studio equipment and workflows, including broadcast mixing consoles and the Dalet media asset management software
  • Creative audio production for broadcast
  • Experience working with other KEXP departments and general understanding of respective departmental responsibilities throughout KEXP
  • Interpersonal skills needed for collaboration within a team, as well as across departments 
  • Ability to prioritize work and problem solve 
  • Opportunity to learn production techniques across the department, including live in-studios, events, and remote broadcasts 
  • Workflow efficiency 
  • Additional opportunity to pursue projects or learn specific skills based on personal interest

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.

Requirements

General Qualifications:  

  • Intermediate-level experience with DAW software (Adobe Audition, Pro Tools, or similar)
  • Familiarity with basic concepts of digital audio, audio mixing, and editing
  • Strong attention to detail, especially related to file management, metadata, and data entry
  • 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
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at once

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