WYEP Music Internship

Position Overview:
91.3 WYEP is Pittsburgh's source for adult alternative music and for musical discovery. Since 1974, it has been a treasured cultural resource for all of Western Pennsylvania. WYEP has opportunities available for students who are looking for hands-on experience in digital production including video editing. There are also opportunities for students to learn music programming and use of broadcast and automation software.

The Music Internship teaches students about music programming in general and triple-A format programming in particular. Working with the Music Director, students will learn to review new music and prepare it for possible airplay. Duties and responsibilities for this unpaid position include the following.
Major Responsibilities:
  • Learning Music Master scheduling software
  • Preparing daily music playlists and programming them into automation software
  • Assisting with setup for live in-studio performances
  • Previewing and scanning new music for possible airplay
Qualifications and Skills Required:
  • Student must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate school program.
  • Work toward a degree in broadcasting, design or a related field is preferred.
  • Student must be available to work between 15-30 hours per week.
Application Instructions:
  • Applicants are invited to send a cover letter and resume to hr@pittsburghcommunitybroadcasting.org. Please include the title of the internship for which you are applying in the subject line.
  • Application deadlines: for spring internships, Nov. 1; for summer internships, Mar. 1; for fall internships, July 1.

Company, Benefits, EOE statement

The Company
PCBC is an independent, locally owned community-supported public media organization. PCBC is home to Pittsburgh’s NPR News station, 90.5 WESA, and 91.3 WYEP, serving Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities of Western Pennsylvania. PCBC serves the more than 2 million residents of Pittsburgh and its surrounding communities by leveraging the power of media to inform, inspire and entertain. We engage audiences and cultivate conversations that strengthen, enrich and improve the communities we serve.

* 90.5 WESA was launched in 2011 (in partnership with Pittsburgh’s philanthropic community) with an NPR news format. Its stated mission is “to work for the public to inform people in ways that engage and inspire them to create dialogue about community issues and stories.”

* 91.3 WYEP was founded in 1974 as an all-volunteer community licensed radio station. It broadcasts a diverse offering of adult alternative music, provides community education programs, and presents a large number of highly visible events and concerts in the region. Its mission is to “enrich the community through musical discovery, expression and education.”

In addition to radio programming, both stations play an active role in engaging the community through online and mobile services and in-person events, and have a prominent voice in Pittsburgh’s civic and cultural affairs. Each week more than 200,000 Southwestern Pennsylvanians listen to PCBC broadcasts and tens of thousands more engage with our content through our websites and mobile digital services.

Benefits and More
Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package that includes medical insurance, paid medical leave, 403(b) plan with matching contributions, paid vacation and holidays and a workplace culture that is fun, diverse and innovative.

This position is available immediately, and the search for candidates may be terminated without notice. No phone calls, please.

Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. PCBC adheres to all ADA requirements and will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals.

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