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WUSF, WMFE Seek Political Editor To Lead 2020 Election Coverage Along I-4 Corridor
Position Summary: The political editor will manage journalists in the WUSF (Tampa) and WMFE (Orlando) newsrooms assigned to cover the issues that matter to voters in Florida. The person in this position will help reporters translate policy and politics to the audience in a way that’s valuable in their decision-making about candidates.
By coordinating daily developments and planning in-depth coverage collaboratively with news directors in Tampa and Orlando, the editor will help reporters identify original reporting for both on air and online. The editor is responsible for making sure breaking news is shared on air and online immediately, as well as preparing in-depth enterprise reporting to be published online and used in daily radio magazines, and public affairs shows.
This position is for one year and will oversee not only the March 2020 primaries, but also the November general election and any recounts.
WMFE is an equal-opportunity, equal access employer. WMFE’s employment decisions are based on applicants’ qualifications for the positions being considered. These decisions are made with no regard to race, sex, national origin, color, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, or any other protected status.
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Internships at WMFE
The WMFE internship program (unpaid) is intended to provide students with the opportunity to observe and to participate in the daily activities of a public radio station, with the goal of acquiring the skills needed for broadcast employment.
The intern must be currently enrolled in an academic course or program, including but not limited to senior college, community college, advanced degree programs, or vocational schools.
Documentation that the student is receiving academic credit for the internship must be provided.
The intern must be available for a minimum of 10 hours per week to participate in the program. The duration of the internship will be specified in advance. While WMFE is happy to consider all internship applications, the student must be able to meet his/her required hours between 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Generally, there is no night or weekend work available.
WMFE is not currently involved in any local television production; therefore, internships for TV Production are not available at this time.
There are two internship tracks with the news department, although exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis. The two tracks are: talk show production and general news gathering.
Talk show production involves working with our Intersection program unit. Work includes: researching topics, locating and booking guests, coming up with show ideas, updating the website, feeding social media and assisting with live-show production.
General news gathering involves being assigned a story and preparing it from beginning to on-air and online for the afternoon. Work includes: researching stories, finding sources, conducting interviews, writing copy, editing sound bites, and preparing the story for on-air and online.
Fall 2019 Internship Program
Application period for the fall internship program is June 1 – July 1, 2019.
Spring 2020 Internship Program
Application period for the spring internship program is Oct. 1 – Nov. 1, 2019.
Summer 2020 Internship Program
Application period for the summer internship program is Feb. 1 – March 1, 2020.
To apply for a WMFE internship, send your resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include your dates of availability and the type of work in which you are most interested.
What Our Interns Had to Say:
Working in a radio newsroom was a little different for me since I studied print journalism at UCF and was more used to writing my words than recording them. Luckily, the reporters at WMFE were very helpful in the transition and I ended up walking away with valuable multimedia clips that gave me a leg up in job applications. ~ Adam Manno (2016)
This is the one internship where I felt most like part of the team rather than just an intern. It not only helped me advance my knowledge of journalism but also helped me gain more confidence as a reporter. ~ Jarleene Almenas (2016)
WMFE was more than just an internship. They accepted me into their family and helped me advance my skills and love for radio. ~ Talia Blake (2016)