Afternoon Show & Research Producer Internship
Seattle, WA Internship Program

KEXP’s Internship Program seeks to provide interns from historically under-invited 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 fields of including music programming, audio production, and nonprofit capacity building. 

All internships are 6-months long, 15 hours per week, and include:

  • a monthly stipend that equals $15 per hour
  • opportunities for mentoring
  • mandatory monthly cohort activities
  • final presentation to KEXP’s executive leadership team 

Internship Position Summary: This internship works directly with KEXP’s Afternoon Show Producer & Project Manager, assisting the Afternoon Show and programming teams to develop excellent on-air content for use on The Afternoon Show. This is primarily a research position, responsible for gathering information about artists, music, historical events, and world events to be featured on the Afternoon Show, as well as preparing related music and audio for airplay. The Afternoon Show Research and Producer Intern provides support to the Afternoon Show host, producer, and volunteer team, helping to create meaningful experiences on the air and online that engage and inspire our global audience. 

Essential duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Research music, events, and topics to be featured on the Afternoon Show
  • Distill key information into clear, concise, and compelling written one sheets
  • Identify, gather, and edit (if needed) related music and audio content
  • Support specialty programming (i.e. Music Heals days, International Clash Day) by generating informational one sheets and talking points, organizing content, and gathering music
  • Pull new music added to KEXP rotation and distribute files to Afternoon Show host each week
  • Sort incoming mail (CDs) for Afternoon Show host
  • Social media support during the show as needed
  • Attend monthly intern cohort meetings and activities
  • End of internship capstone project and presentation

General Qualifications: 

  • Passion for and commitment to KEXP’s mission
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Deep love of music
  • Familiarity/knowledge with music played on the Afternoon Show 
  • Availability on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays during regular business hours, with flexibility
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment
  • Self-starter who can work independently and is proactive in managing tasks
  • Exceptional time management skills, with ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail 
  • Commitment to maintain a high degree of accuracy and confidentiality
  • Beginning experience with audio editing software (Adobe Audition, ProTools, etc.)
  • Community and/or college radio experience a plus

Skills Learned: 

  • In-depth research and writing skills
  • Creative content production for on-air broadcast
  • Critical and creative thinking about written and broadcast content 
  • Social media for broadcast
  • Audio editing
  • Best practices in music programming
  • Project management skills and workflow strategies
  • Knowledge of KEXP’s programming, and ability to navigate physical and digital music libraries
  • Interpersonal skills needed for collaboration within and across teams
  • Ability to prioritize work and problem solve independently
  • Additional opportunity to pursue project or learn specific skill based on personal interest (with approval from Supervisor)

KEXP is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. People of color, women, and LGBTQIA+ individuals are encouraged to apply.

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