Internships

Internships 2018-01-09T16:46:58+00:00

KZUM is seeking part-time editorial and multimedia interns to assist Nebraska’s only community radio station in developing our online presence.

We live in a day and age where people are always connected, looking for the latest and most up-to-date information. KZUM is working toward providing this not only on the airwaves, but via our website and social media.

KZUM currently broadcasts 125 hours of original, locally produced programming each week thanks to over 90 volunteers. You’ll hear sounds ranging from blues to punk, hip hop to folk, rock to electronic and much more, plus syndicated shows like Democracy Now!. We also have shows focused on community matters, environmental issues, health, gardening, pet care, and human services. Plus, culturally driven talk and music programs broadcasted in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

We are actively working toward becoming a resource—a hub, if you will—for all things local.We see kzum.org becoming a site that is visited daily, informing our community what is happening in arts, music and culture right here in our ever-growing, vibrant city,all while streaming KZUM live.

We are looking for students and recent grad students who are killer storytellers, creatively intellectual and sterling writers. Photographers and videographers who seize the moment and aren’t afraid to jump in the crowd and get in the action. Designers who think out of the box, are innovative, all while tying “it” all together to concisely express the message visually.

Candidates should be able to work solo and with a diverse team. Interns should communicate clearly, stay on task and be receptive to constructive, supportive criticism. You should have a love for all things art, music, and culture and be excited to share what is happening in our community!

This is where you come in.

We are looking for people who are passionate, who not only can see, but feel a moment happening, with the willingness to dive in to capture it, visually and verbally. One who is a multitasker, a go-getter, can handle the pressure and excitement of what can come next and can adapt easily to unexpected changes. Candidates should be able to work under strict and demanding deadlines while genuinely being engaged in their surroundings. We want you to take pride in what you are doing and recognize that you are single-handedly helping our organization develop in areas that will lead to the station’s overall visibility and sustainability.

In return, you will receive public relations and media experience, the opportunity to work hands-on with multiple public figures within Lincoln’s creative and professional community as well as the opportunity to develop your personal portfolio in a deadline-driven environment. Plus, that great feeling of making an impact in your community.

Internships Available:

EDITORIAL: 15-20 hours per week avg.

What will you be responsible for?

  • Producing and publishing show previews and recaps, as well as artist interviews. Covering special event and cultural happenings, First Friday and gallery profiles, and any other writing assignment we throw your way!
  • Sharing what’s happening in the moment via our social media channels.
  • Updating and publishing the KZUM community calendar.
  • Assisting our administrative team during the station’s Spring Fund Drive.
  • Attending all KZUM and KZUM-sponsored events.

MULTIMEDIA

Photography: 10-20 hours per week average.

What will you be responsible for?

  • Photographing live music performances, multi-day music festivals, and other special events.
  • Covering local cultural happenings, First Friday gallery spaces and working with the editorial interns to document artist profiles, and any other creative projects we throw your way!
  • Helping us capture our on-air programmers with programmer portraits and B-roll in support of our 40th Anniversary!
  • Sharing what’s happening in the moment via our social media outlets.
  • Updating and publishing the KZUM community calendar.
  • Assisting our administrative team during the stations Spring Fund Drive.
  • Attending all KZUM and KZUM-sponsored events.

Experience Preferred:

  • Basic understanding of DSLR equipment, ISO, aperture and shutter speed functions.
  • Experience photographing in low light and motion photography.
  • Adobe Creative Suite and/or Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

Video: 10-20 hours per week average.

What will you be responsible for?

  • Covering live music performances, multi-day music festivals, and other special events.
  • Covering local cultural happenings, First Friday gallery spaces and working with the editorial interns to document artist profiles, and any other creative projects we throw your way!
  • Helping us capture our on-air programmers by producing video documentaries in support of our 40th Anniversary!
  • Producing short video recaps of KZUM produced and/or sponsored events, including in-studio interviews/performances.
  • Sharing what’s happening in the moment via our social media channels.
  • Updating and publishing the KZUM community calendar.
  • Assisting our administrative team during the stations Spring Fund Drive.
  • Attending all KZUM and KZUM sponsored events.

Experience Preferred:

  • Capturing subject(s) in a low-lit environment, producing clear and crisp content, as well as panning and the ability to capture subject(s) in motion.
  • Basic understanding of DSLR equipment, ISO, aperture and shutter speed functions.
  • Adobe Creative Suite and/or Adobe Premiere

Graphic Design: 10-20 hours per week average.

What will you be responsible for?

  • Creating event posters and associated digital/printed promo materials.
  • Update KZUM program guide, First Friday map and other ongoing materials.
  • Use KZUM’s and other creative design assets for special, and at times, time sensitive design needs ie; images for fund drive or other special promotion, etc.
  • Sharing what’s happening in the moment via our social media outlets.
  • Updating and publishing the KZUM community calendar.
  • Assisting our administrative team during the stations Spring Fund Drive.
  • Attending all KZUM and KZUM-sponsored events.

Experience Preferred:

    • Adobe Creative Suite and/or Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign

AUDIO: 10-20 hours per week average.

What will you be responsible for?

      • Editing and publishing podcasts.
      • Producing on-air spots.
      • Digitizing analog music.
      • Assisting with audio needs for video production.
      • Gathering audio as assigned at events.
      • Sharing what’s happening in the moment via our social media outlets.
      • Updating and publishing the KZUM community calendar.
      • Assisting our administrative team during the stations Spring Fund Drive.
      • Attending all KZUM and KZUM-sponsored events.

Experience Preferred:

    • Adobe Creative Suite and/or Audacity.

This Spring:

KZUM celebrates 40 years in February 2018! We are not only celebrating here in Lincoln, but we’ll be hitting the road to showcase the great music of Nebraska and local radio. In February, we’ll take a quick trip to Kansas City, for the annual Folk Alliance International Conference, a gathering of talented and career-driven musicians. In March, we venture further south to Austin, the mecca of live music, for the annual SXSW festival and another year presenting the Nebraska Exposed showcase. On March 14, eight Lincoln and Omaha acts take over a rooftop venue off the festival’s main drag, 6th Street, to blare the sounds produced here in this great state. We need you to help create the stories that share our adventures with our listeners and the world! Those are only two of the thrilling events we have in store for the first half of spring, as we wrap up our seasonal Soup & Song’s concert series at The Ferguson House. We have a few more special events waiting in the wings, too.

It’s an exciting time to be in Lincoln and an even more exciting time to be a part of the KZUM family. We look forward to your application! Questions? Email our Development Director, Shannon Claire, at development@kzum.org or call 402.474.5086 x.6.

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