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KPBS Assistant News Producer Penner Fellow Intern

Post Date:Oct 08, 2017Type:Full time
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Location: United States - California - San Diego Job Reference:
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San Diego State University Research Foundation

Req No. 2017-6194
Category Radio/TV/Multimedia
Type Temporary
Salary $11.50/hour
Dept\/Proj Name KPBS
Close Date 9/12/2017





The KPBS Assistant News Producer position (ie, the Penner Fellow Intern) is geared toward journalists starting out in their careers - either recently graduated from college, in their final year of college, or starting a new career in journalism. The Assistant News Producer works closely with the news team to create broadcast-worthy content focused on local issues important to the San Diego region. The Assistant News Producer assists with broadcast news production for KPBS Evening Edition and KPBS Roundtable. The position is responsible for helping us increase quality of programming in our TV and radio broadcasts that focus on local issues, including politics and governance, business, education, healthcare, environment, science and technology - stories that directly impact the lives of San Diegans. The Assistant News Producer will work under the direction of the Senior News Producer, and with News Editors, Producers and Video Journalists.





  • Paid internship
  • Up to one-year maximum appointment of 20 hours per week
  • Non-negotiable hours of Monday - Friday, 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • No guarantee of employment at conclusion of internship


  • Write broadcast news copy
  • Fact check stories, review for accuracy and spelling
  • Find, shoot and edit video and audio, and request/create graphics
  • Conduct research and contact sources
  • Update daily news rundown
  • Post stories to
  • Assist with special productions (live remote broadcasts, election coverage)


Administration & Other:

  • Attends meetings and is responsible for appropriate record keeping, correspondence, phone calls, supplies and equipment and other duties as assigned
  • Adheres to deadlines and, in concert with appropriate staff, makes timely and effective decisions in situations requiring prompt attention



Knowledge and Abilities

  • Ability to quickly learn and apply elementary methods and procedures
  • Ability to follow oral and written directions
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others
  • Ability to write and perform tasks appropriate for specific assigned task
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations
  • Strong interpersonal skills

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU Research Foundation


San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer


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Contact Information
San Diego State University Research Foundation
Human Resources
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San Diego, CA 92101
United States
Ph: 619-594-1882

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