90.5 WESA Seeks Production Intern

Aug 7, 2018

The Confluence production team is looking for a currently-enrolled undergraduate or graduate student  intern interested in learning to produce its new hour-long daily news program.

The program is somewhat structured, but flexible based on students’ schedules and desired learning opportunities. Duties will include networking with other media professionals in Pittsburgh, pitching coverage ideas, researching stories, interviewing sources, cutting tape for broadcast, scripting host interviews, creating social media, and writing. Those efforts culminate daily in a live, one-hour show weekday mornings from 9 to 10 a.m. The internship also includes training sessions and mentorship by Confluence reporters, hosts, and editors.

The ideal candidate will have interest in or experience with

  • current events
  • writing and research
  • audio editing software and recording; and/or
  • print or broadcast journalism

Hours: Flexible, but within the window of 6am to noon, M-F for the fall semester.

The internship is unpaid and no representation is made to the availability of a paid job at the conclusion of the internship.  Candidates must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate school program. Academic credit can be awarded based on the mutual agreement of the intern’s school and 90.5 WESA.

To apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and three published clips or writing samples to confluenceinterns@wesa.fm.

About The Confluence

The Confluence, where the news comes together, returns in an expanded format Monday, August 27, 2018, as 90.5 WESA’s newest daily program, broadcasting live from 9-10 a.m. Host Kevin Gavin will be joined by producers Megan Harris and Kiley Koscinski, expanding on The Confluence’s mission to provide context for the region’s most important news, with more reporting from the WESA newsroom and in-depth, one-on-one interviews with community leaders, academics and experts, activists and interesting personalities about current events, politics, business, economics, science, health, technology, the environment, arts, culture, sports and food. The program debuted as a weekly show Friday, Sept. 2, 2016.