If you have a passion for music, a background in writing and a working knowledge of social media, we want to hear from you. WXPN is seeking a blogging intern to work on The Key, the station’s website covering the Philadelphia music scene. Interns will write short-form posts covering new music, tour announcements, show previews, concert reviews, record reviews, news updates, and more.
Duties: Blog about music for the WXPN and XPN2 music blogs including tour announcements, show previews, concert reviews, record reviews, news updates, and more.
Qualifications: Candidates should have a familiarity with the Philadelphia music community and a robust knowledge of current music in general, specifically the music played by WXPN. The ability to monitor trends both locally and nationally and pitch coverage relevant to our audience – both short form as well as long-form – is essential. Qualified candidates will have a background in music and music journalism (editing experience is a plus), must be conversant with the music blogosphere for information-gathering, and must have a working knowledge in online publication platforms (specifically Wordpress). The person should be available to work between 15-25 hours a week.
Application requirements: In addition to your resume and application form, please submit three writing samples that showcase your voice in music journalism.
This is an unpaid intern position.
(15-20 hours a week)
The University of Pennsylvania is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer.
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