Murray Street Productions is looking for applicants for an internship to assist us with the production cycle of the international jazz program: Jazz At Lincoln Center Radio.
Based in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood, Murray Street has built an international reputation for innovation in public radio. We are based in Tribeca, in downtown Manhattan.
ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP:
A Murray Street intern must wear many hats, and be as comfortable handling the mundane details of the everyday (such as answering phones, making copies and preparing mailers) as s/he is with helping to conceptualize email campaigns and or placing microphones in front of jazz greats.
Every day is different at Murray Street, but some of the things you might end up doing include:
– Scheduling Interviews
– Social Media (Facebook, Twitter)
– Creating Mailings (Postcards, CDs, etc)
– Coordinating Program Production Schedules
– Archiving Jazz at Lincoln Center concert recordings
– Assisting at concert recordings or recording interviews
– Assisting in marketing campaigns (Station outreach, E-campaigns, writing marketing copy)
– Writing and producing promos
The internship is UNPAID (though we do reimburse you for subway fare) but some of our brightest interns have stayed on as paid employees after their internship expired.
WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN AN INTERN:
– First and foremost: impeccable communication skills
– Ability to multitask in an environment with ever-changing priorities
– Solid writing skills, with the ability to work clearly and efficiently through Email
– Strong administrative skills with a focus on production process/coordination
– Ability to work independently with a strong sense of personal responsibility
– Familiarity with social media, ProTools, microphones and/or recording techniques is a plus,
as is interest/familiarity with jazz music and history
WHY YOU SHOULD BE EXCITED ABOUT THIS POSITION:
Murray Street is an amazing training ground—a very small office that gives huge responsibilities to interns that prove their worth. We are steeped in music and culture and have connections not only to other public radio institutions (NPR, PRI, PRX, etc) but also with key non-profit organizations within New York City: Jazz at Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, and the Association of Independents in Radio.
This job places you in the center of New York City's vibrant jazz culture, interacting with institutions as large as Lincoln Center and as iconic as the Village Vanguard.
If you want to learn how to become a self-sustaining independent producer within public radio this would be THE internship for you. This internship would start at the beginning of March and run through the beginning of May with the option to extend into the summer.
Please send us a cover letter (no more than 250 words) along with your resume—and please be specific about why you would be a good fit for our internship and why Murray Street would be a good fit for you. Also please include a writing sample—expository writing and broadcast copy (if you have it). If you’ve produced any audio or video pieces, please feel free to include them as well.
I very rarely post unpaid internships, but this is a good one. The folks at Murray Street are the best of the best – definitely a value add if you're looking to gain some training/experience. Details below.