Job Opportunities

Entrepreneur internship

WKSU News is offering an internship for Fall 2018 focused on journalism examining entrepreneurship and innovation in Northeast Ohio.   This grant-funded internship will provide a student with a tremendous opportunity to work in the newsroom of one of the country’s top public radio newsrooms and learn from an award-winning staff.  The successful candidate(s) will be able to hone a skill set directly transferrable to a career in broadcasting and multimedia journalism.  The intern(s) will be taught the ins and outs of working in a professionally run radio station.  The intern(s) will be an integral part of the day-to-day operations of the newsroom, focused on helping to expand WKSU’s entrepreneur beat.  Under the supervision of the news director and his representatives, they will gather news and information for use in daily ‘spot’ news stories.  They will build on WKSU’s existing connections, help establish new relationships and develop new sources that allow WKSU to better tell the story of Northeast Ohio as a hub for innovation.  They will also work closely with the host of WKSU’s Exploradio series to develop story ideas for the series, conduct pre-interviews and interviews and may be asked to contribute to the series.  They will contribute to WKSU’s digital platforms and will be expected to help WKSU further its position as a leader in digital content in Northeast Ohio.

Title:  Entrepreneurial News Internship

Supervisor:  News Director

Responsibilities:  Audio production, script writing, phone interviews, field interviews, WKSU web content loading and social media posting, fact-checking, assisting WKSU reporters, and other newsroom duties  as assigned by the news director or other news department supervisors. Interns report to the WKSU newsroom in Kent, but there may be the need occasionally to be at WKSU’s other bureaus in Akron, Canton, or Cleveland, as assigned.

There may occasionally be additional/alternate hours.  A driver’s license will be needed. 

Academic Requirements: Student must be currently enrolled in Kent State.  Beyond that, we are looking for a student with a driving interest in innovation and entrepreneurship, whether you’re in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication or you’re pursuing an MBA and have an interest in journalism.

Length of Internship:  Fall 2018

Paid:  Yes, for students not seeking course credit.

Hours:  The ideal candidate will be available for 28 hours/week.  We will also consider splitting those hours between two candidates.

Contact:  Andrew Meyer, News Director. 

To Apply:  Email a cover letter and resume to intern@wksu.org

Deadline for Application:  June 30, 2018


                                                                               News Internship

WKSU News internships provide Kent State students with a tremendous opportunity to learn the ins and outs of a professionally run radio station.  Students who are accepted as interns at WKSU are an integral part of the day-to-day operations of the newsroom.  Under the supervision of the news director and his representatives, they gather news and information for use in both daily ‘spot’ news stories and longer ‘feature’ stories produced by WKSU’s reporters and hosts.  They are expected to offer ideas for news coverage and, occasionally, may be assigned to cover stories in the field. 

Responsibilities:  Audio production, script writing, phone interviews, field interviews, WKSU web content loading and social media posting, fact-checking, assisting WKSU reporters, and other newsroom duties  as assigned by the news director or other news department supervisors. Interns report to the WKSU newsroom in Kent, but there may be the need occasionally to be at WKSU’s other bureaus in Akron, Canton, or Cleveland, as assigned.

There may occasionally be additional/alternate hours.  A driver’s license will be needed. 

Academic Requirements: Student must be currently enrolled in Kent State, participation in School of Journalism & Mass Communication preferred, but not required.

Length of Internship:  one semester with the opportunity of for additional semesters/summer employment, based on performance.

College Credit:  Available, but interns must make their own arrangements for credit.

Paid:  Yes, for students not seeking course credit; candidates on work study are preferred.

Contact: Andrew Meyer, News Director. 

To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume to intern@wksu.org

Deadline for Application:  Ongoing.  


WKSU is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.