KPCC's Digital News team is seeking an apprentice news clerk to assist the department in a wide range of editorial, broadcast and digital production tasks.
This is a six-month temporary, part-time assignment (30 hours per week), with an option to extend up to a year.
The apprentice may be assigned to do any combination of the following:
Conduct research and pre-interviews.
Perform a variety of audio and/or digital content production tasks.
Write and edit copy as assigned.
Secure permission to license audio material and images for the Web.
Handle listener correspondence including social, blog comments, email and voicemail as assigned.
Required Skills and Experience:
Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
Strong writing skills: highly fluent in English with a deep knowledge of AP style guidelines, spelling, geography, and world events.
Working knowledge of audio equipment and digital editing.
Solid research skills and experience.
Computer literacy and proficiency with Word, Outlook, etc.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet changing deadlines.
Good organizational skills with ability to multi-task.
Critical reading and listening skills are required.
Determined to accomplish assignments with accuracy and on deadline.
Consistent and reliable attendance is an essential component of the job.
Reporting To This Position: n/a
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.