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Radio: News

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Radio: News

WGBH Radio 89.7FM broadcasts local, national, and international news and talk shows all day from 5AM to 8PM. WGBH News team covers and produces local and national news including in-depth feature stories and interviews, covering a wide range of topics.

Producer Internship Description:

  • Provide writing and research for the news anchor/producer during the broadcast of NPR's Morning Edition and/or All Things Considered.
  • Re-write and freshen local news copy from the wire services for use in local newscasts.
  • Duties may also include researching specific news topics, the results of which will be used in news content or for interviews.
  • Additional duties may include attending press conferences, recording audio in the field, and making outcalls to newsmakers to arrange interviews for the local host/producer.


Reporter Internship Description:

  • Shadow and assist radio reporters to report, write and produce news stories.
  • Duties may also include researching specific news topics, the results of which will be used in news stories that will air on WGBH’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and hourly newscasts on 89.7 FM.
  • Additional duties may include attending press conferences, recording interviews and audio in the field, and making calls to newsmakers to arrange and conduct interviews.


Skills Preferred:

  • Must be skilled in PC-based software including Microsoft Word, web browsers including Firefox.
  • Must be able to write clear, accurate news copy on deadline.
  • Familiarity with audio recording equipment and editing software is desired.
  • Ability to write newscast quality copy from AP and other sources using AP Style writing with proper attribution.
  • Knowledge of news, current events and lawmakers/government leaders at the local, state, and national level. 

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