Daily Bruin Radio is one of the paper's multimedia departments specializing in podcasting and NPR-style journalism. We produce content in conjunction with the other Daily Bruin departments, as well as our own standalone projects. We also broadcast our own live news and culture talk show Long Story Short on Monday evenings via UCLA Radio's secret cave in Ackerman.
The radio department focuses on using audio to show, not tell, stories in a more intimate, personal light. Interns will learn the basics of news reporting and how to tell a compelling story, both in print and through spoken word. They will also gain valuable live interviewing experience and learn to improvise during conversations with sources.
Interns will also work with our audio editing program Audacity to produce their own audio pieces and podcasts.
We welcome applicants of all majors and experience levels. In fact, we've had several successful reporters who started with no prior journalism experience. It is not expected that you have experience editing audio either. That said, having strong writing and communication skills is a huge positive, as well as having a strong work ethic and positive attitude.
This application closes on Friday, October 2nd, at 11:59 pm. If you have any questions about Daily Bruin Radio, please email the Radio Director, Chris Campbell, at [email protected]
Please answer the following questions. Be thorough but succinct!
Why do you want to be a Radio Journalist? What will you bring to the position?
What prior experiences have you had that will help you be a good fit for our department?
What's your favorite podcast or radio program? What do you like about it? Your program doesn't necessarily need to be news-oriented.
Besides well-produced radio journalism, what are some of your other interests/passions?
Please go to the URL listed below, listen to the radio piece, and answer the following questions.
What was the strongest part of the piece and why?
What was the weakest part and why?
What was the best sound bite from a source?
Would you change anything about the piece? Consider its focus, structure, sourcing, and sound elements
Which topics, if any, would you be most interested in covering for the Daily Bruin?
Pitch one story idea. What makes it newsworthy? Who would be your sources?
What kind of sound elements could you include in your story? (Think paper shuffling, running water, music... things that help set a scene)
Please attach a writing sample. The writing sample can be pretty much anything--a creative writing sample, a good school essay, a speech you're proud of, etc. We're just looking to see if you can write (and, more importantly, if you can write well).
Honestly not as terrible as it sounds. Questions may be directed to Radio Director Chris Campbell at [email protected]
The Daily Bruin doesn't have fixed hours, but radio journalists typically spend about 4 hours per week finding pitches, contacting/interviewing sources, writing articles, ect. Are you able to make this commitment?
If we decide to call you in for an in-person interview, we will email you at your provided address on either October 3rd or 4th with instructions for setting up an interview time.
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This application closed on Oct. 2, 2015, 11:59 p.m.
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