Latino USA is produced out of our Harlem office by The Futuro Media Group – an independent non-profit media organization that explores and gives voice to the diversity of the American experience. Latino USA is a weekly hour-long radio magazine show hosted by Maria Hinojosa. The show airs in about 200 public radio stations nationwide with a podcast that got more than 1 million downloads in 2017.

We are looking for the next great radio producer! We want self-starters to help in the production of the show covering everything from news to cultural trends affecting Latinos in the U.S. The staff is small, so there is a lot of room to do meaningful work.

Responsibilities:

  • Research segment topics and interview subjects
  • Pre-interview subjects before they come to studio
  • Participate in editorial and production meetings
  • Research and gather materials for show website
  • Assist in assembling the weekly show
  • Assist in reporting and recording audio for stories produced in-house
  • Assist in writing scripts for host interviews
  • Assist in editing audio from studio interviews
  • Develop and produce an enterprise story for radio.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced matriculated college student—graduate or advanced undergraduate
  • Self-directed and can work with a team in a fast-paced, extremely dynamic office environment.
  • Excellent, snappy, vibrant writing, especially for radio and web
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to communicate effectively with supervisor and other team members

Desired skills:

  • Familiarity with ProTools or other audio editing software programs
  • Familiarity with news outlets from around the country
  • Familiarity with policy and cultural trends, as well as with socioeconomic and racial/ethnic demographics of communities around the U.S.
  • Familiarity with radio production process
  • Familiarity with radio recording equipment
  • Good writing, good at QA checking and copyediting
  • Bicultural/bilingual

 

To apply: 

Send cover letter outlining how your interests, skills and experiences that line up with what Latino USA does. Please also email a one-page resume and a writing sample of no more than 3 pages, something that shows off your mastery of style and content. If you have audio samples, send links or mp3s also.

The timeline for Latino USA internships are as follows:

For the Spring Internship (January 15 – May 15):
Application deadline: November 30
Decisions by: December 15

For the Summer Internship (June 1 – August 15):
Application deadline: April 30
Decisions by: May 15

For the Fall Internship (Sep 15 – Dec 15):
Application deadline: July 30
Decisions by: August 15

 

Please email all materials to jobs@futuromediagroup.org with the subject line “LUSA Internship”, and the term you are applying for.