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KCRW Report LA Fellowship Internship at KCRW (US)

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This is a paid full-time, 18-month fellowship that begins in early September. Benefits are included, as well as placement assistance at the end of the term. The position is based at KCRW in Santa Monica, although the fellow will be expected to work from home approximately half the time.

JOURNALISM – Fellows will contribute to KCRW’s news coverage and show production from day one. They will pitch segment ideas, conduct pre-interviews, and learn how to expertly prep a host for exceptional storytelling in a talk show format. They will also research, report, edit and produce original stories for radio, digital and social. They will report to the Managing Editor and take part in weekly editorial meetings. Fellows will receive hands-on training in every aspect of public radio journalism, both on-air and online, including writing, reporting, producing and editing.

CULTURE – KCRW fellows will have opportunities to work with producers of arts and culture programs that cover film, books, food, design and music. Through this, they’ll have access to the vast cultural resources of Southern California.

COMMUNITY – Fellows will work in the diverse communities of Southern California to find stories. They’ll spend time in the field and will be expected to build relationships with sources in communities around the region.


  • At least two years media experience (could include student publications, internships and fellowships)
  • Fluency in digital journalism and social media platforms
  • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • High-quality writing skills
  • Located in or near Los Angeles (transportation reimbursements will be provided when assigned to field work)
  • Preferred Skills: Fluency in another language (Spanish speakers encouraged)

Job Summary

Santa Monica Location
Internship Job Type
Salary Competitive


KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. KCRW is driven by the spirit of Los Angeles and delivers in innovative ways – on the radio, digitally and in person – to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world. A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air in LA, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, San Luis Obispo, Berlin, Germany, via the KCRW-developed smart phone app, and online at

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