Jobs and Internships at KUNR

KUNR News Production Intern

Reno Public Radio (KUNR 88.7 FM) is looking for news production interns to help generate local content for our daily newscasts. Each internship will take place during the spring, summer, or fall, and hours will range from 10 to 15 per week depending on applicant availability. Applicants need access to a car for traveling to various events.

KUNR is a robust, but small, news organization, so our interns get a lot of hands-on training, mentoring, and the opportunity to make a real difference in our local coverage.

Desired Skills: Be familiar with the style and mission of NPR and KUNR programming. Be a strong writer with some broadcast experience in radio or TV. Be proficient with grammatical rules and AP style. Be able to learn quickly and meet tight deadlines. Be hungry for news content and aware of issues and stories important in Reno. Be familiar with audio editing software (like Adobe Audition) and broadcast/digital recording equipment.

Responsibilities: Gather sound at press events and conduct phone interviews for daily stories. Pull audio and write copy for news stories. Post news content on our website and social media. Assist local reporters with other duties that come up like transcribing interviews and doing background research. There may be an opportunity to research, pitch, and report original news stories, depending on skill level and time constraints.

Please send an email of interest to Michelle Bliss at mbliss@kunr.org with “KUNR News Production Intern” in the subject. Attach your resume, list of references, cover letter, and a work sample. Broadcast clips are ideal for the work sample, but if you have print clips that show your skill as a writer, those are helpful as well. Feel free to contact Michelle with any questions you have. We accept applications on a rolling basis.