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Product Intern, Content Production Technology - Fall/Winter 2022

A thriving, mission-driven multimedia organization, NPR produces award-winning news, information, and music programming in partnership with hundreds of independent public radio stations across the nation. The NPR audience values information, creativity, curiosity, and social responsibility – and our employees do too. We are innovators and leaders in diverse fields, from journalism and digital media to IT and development. Every day, our employees and member stations touch the lives of millions worldwide and that includes our interns. 
From day one, interns at NPR are given real-world, hands-on responsibilities. Working alongside top professionals in the field, interns do meaningful work across a variety of departments at NPR. 
Across our organization, we’re building a workplace where collaboration is essential, diverse voices are heard, and inclusion is the key to our success. We are committed to doing the right thing in our journalism and in every role at NPR. This means that integrity, adherence to our ethical standards, and compliance with legal obligations are fundamental responsibilities for every employee at NPR.
Program Duration: October 3, 2022 - April 14, 2023
INTERN WILL LEARN AND BE EXPOSED TO: As the Product Intern on the Content Production Tech team you will have the opportunity to get hands on with the tools that our journalists and programmers use everyday to create NPR’s amazing content. Curious about what it means to be a Product or Project Manager? Already know you want to pursue a product role in media? This internship will be an excellent chance to get comfortable with the skills needed to manage a product. Learn about roadmapping, agile methodology, creating and tracking user stories and requirements, and becoming a subject matter expert in a variety of production tools (content management systems, broadcast production technology, and asset management databases). You will work closely with peers in design, technology, product, programming, and content to provide organization and focus across complex projects. Your work will help support our content creators everyday. 
  • Work closely with senior Product and Project managers to learn NPR’s content production tools
  • Help organize and structure documentation and synthesize data 
  • Create and help prioritize tickets in JIRA
  • Help plan meetings between stakeholders and SMEs 
  • Become comfortable with project management tools such as JIRA, confluence, Smartsheet and others 
  • LOCATION: This internship has the flexibility to be onsite at our DC office, fully remote, or a hybrid version of the two based on the intern’s preference. Must be planning to work from the United States throughout the internship dates.
  • EDUCATION: Must be a current student in an accredited degree program or a recent graduate of no more than 12 months from the month of the start of the internship. 
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • An eagerness to learn new software and jump in to new tools 
  • A desire to see behind the scenes of digital content creation 
  • Cultivate and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace
  • Cultivate and support an inclusive and equitable workplace culture
  • Familiarity with content management systems and/or production tools
  • Experience with project management and organizational systems 
  • 20-30 hours per week, flexible with schedule although preferred working hours between 9am - 5pm ET M-F 
Applications close on Sunday, July 17th at 11:59 pm ET. 
Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you. All applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered. All interns must have authorization to work in the United States. 
NPR mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.
NPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NPR is committed to being an inclusive workplace that welcomes diverse and unique perspectives, all working toward the same goal – to create a more informed public. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, religious belief, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, lactation, and reproductive health decisions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, transgender status, gender non-conforming status, intersex status, sexual stereotypes, nationality, citizenship status, personal appearance, marital status, family status, family responsibilities, military status, veteran status, mental and physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, genetic characteristics of yourself or a family member, political views and affiliation, unemployment status, protective order status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law.

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