2023 Podcast & Licensing Internship
Job Type

Department: Editorial Team

Direct Supervisor: Podcast Producer & Licensing Administrator

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 Podcast & Licensing Internship supports the Podcast Producer & Licensing Administrator as KEXP’s podcasting program continues to grow and evolve. This role will assist in two main areas: podcast production and licensing. The position will organize and research licensing requests, regularly consult podcast release calendars, and contribute in a variety of ways to the production of new podcast series. It is perfect for someone who is interested in how music can deepen the impact of a story, whether through music supervision (selecting and licensing music for film, TV, podcasts or other media) or podcast development and production.

Essential duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Monitor podcast release calendars and follow up with DJs and producers for materials as necessary 
  • Organize DJs’ podcast song requests in detailed spreadsheets
  • Research music rights holders and contact information 
  • Communicate and build relationships with various artists and record labels
  • Assist with creating and editing copy for podcasts
  • Suggest creative tie-ins between podcasts and other KEXP programming
  • Revise transcriptions of interviews to be featured in KEXP podcasts
  • Attend and contribute to podcast development meetings
  • Attend monthly intern cohort meetings and activities

Skills Learned: 

  • Better understanding of music licensing landscape
  • Ability to review and do simple revisions to music license agreements
  • Insight into the many facets of podcast production
  • Interview transcription and editing
  • Experience working with software like Docusign, Smartsheet, and Audition
  • General project management
  • Communication between multiple teams
  • Professional email communication to external parties
  • Opportunities to learn audio editing tools

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
  • Strong grammar and editing skills
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in writing, especially around the arts
  • Interest in music supervision and licensing
  • Interest in audio production for podcasts

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