Donald P. Mullally Internship at Illinois Public Media - Spring, 2017

December 06, 2016

Illinois Public Media is looking for a student who's passionate about radio and online news for our spring reporting internship at WILL, the NPR News and PBS station in Champaign-Urbana. Interns learn alongside professional journalists while reporting on issues relevant to our audiences, researching and gathering information for our newscasts as well as our daily news program, The 21st; scheduling and conducting interviews, writing copy and reporting through social media. The Donald P. Mullally Intern will be paid $1,500 and requires a commitment of 10 hours each week for 15 weeks.  May also receive internship course credit, inquire with your College to seek enrollment approval.

JOB DUTIES

Research stories, monitor news sources, find guests and book interviews.
Participate in editorial meetings and suggest story ideas and guests.
Conduct pre-interviews and write news copy for air, web and social media.
Keep up on current issues, events and newsmakers in Illinois.
Engage with audiences through social media.
Maintain the standards of journalistic ethics and excellence.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Excellent writing skills
Organized and motivated self-starter
Previous journalism experience
Strong news judgment
Producing audio, video and written content
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
Demonstrated ability to work with a team
Schedule must allow for regular blocks of time in the newsroom
Must be enrolled at the University of Illinois

TO APPLY: Send resume, cover letter and three samples of your work to ipm-internships@illinois.edu, by December 12, 2016. Interviews may begin sooner, but no candidate will be selected until after the deadline. Illinois Public Media is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.