Join HRN's Intern Team

 

Heritage Radio Network is looking to fill positions in our Research and Radio Internship, Editorial Internship, and Development Internship Programs. These six-month internships are part-time, 15 hours weekly (2 days per week: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday), to begin mid-May. Interns will work from HRN’s Bushwick, Brooklyn office. This position is unpaid, but can be applied towards school credit.

About Us:

Heritage Radio Network is a grassroots, action-oriented non-profit Internet radio station focused on creating a food world that is more sustainable, equitable and delicious. Our network boasts 35+ entertaining and informative weekly food-focused programs, and a division of writers who produce stories on topics including Advocacy & Food Policy, Agriculture, Hospitality, Science & Tech, Beverage, and more.

Working at HRN means making a serious commitment to improving the food system and helping to create an exceptional workplace. We are a passionate group of hard workers. See below for position descriptions and how to apply.

 

RESEARCH AND RADIO INTERNSHIP

Position Overview:

We are currently seeking a part-time editorial intern to help increase listenership, boost public awareness, and enhance engagement with our 35+weekly shows and daily news coverage. This internship is a unique opportunity to engage with a community of journalists, food producers, chefs and leaders. This is a position for someone who is interested in a creative approach to content management and promotion through editorial features and use of social media.

The ideal candidate would be a food studies, media, public relations or communications student.

Performance Expectations:
  • Curate existing HRN content through audio, web and written features and promotions (think radio remixes of great show moments, blog round-ups, social media shout outs, newsletters, etc.)
  • Assist with host and guest outreach with the network’s community of food, drink, and agriculture personalities
  • Social media promotion re: radio programs, news pieces and events on a weekly/daily basis
  • Aid in the development and implementation of a social media strategy for individual shows and news pieces
  • Disseminate relevant promotion and news to our various social media outlets
  • Attend events and table on behalf of the network
  • Track analytics on social media platforms

Additional responsibilities dependent upon experience and interests.  

Success Patterns:
  • Well-versed in social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and blogging
  • Familiar with Google Docs
  • Some experience with content promotion preferred
  • Strong verbal, writing and editorial skills
  • Exceptional planning and organization skills
  • Socially outgoing
  • Professional demeanor
  • Self-starter able to set priorities and work independently, or as part of a team
  • Adaptable and comfortable with the evolving demands of a small, organization
  • Knowledge of/interest in food and agriculture a plus
Desired Personal Characteristics:
  • Creative
  • Passion for using digital tools to create social change
  • A love for radio/podcasts!
  • Flexible with a strong work ethic
To apply for the Research and Radio Internship, please submit resume, cover letter and short writing sample to: info@heritageradionetwork.org

EDITORIAL INTERNSHIP

Position Overview:

We are currently seeking a part-time editorial intern to help increase listenership, boost public awareness, and enhance engagement with our 35+ weekly shows and daily news coverage. This internship is a unique opportunity to engage with a community of journalists, food producers, chefs and leaders. This is a position for someone who is interested in a creative approach to content management and promotion through editorial features and use of social media.

The ideal candidate would be a food studies, media, public relations or communications student.

Performance Expectations:
  • Curate existing HRN content through audio, web and written features and promotions (think radio remixes of great show moments, blog round-ups, social media shout outs, newsletters, etc.)
  • Assist with host and guest outreach with the network’s community of food, drink, and agriculture personalities
  • Social media promotion re: radio programs, news pieces and events on a weekly/daily basis
  • Aid in the development and implementation of a social media strategy for individual shows and news pieces
  • Disseminate relevant promotion and news to our various social media outlets
  • Attend events and table on behalf of the network
  • Track analytics on social media platforms

Additional responsibilities dependent upon experience and interests. 

Success Patterns:
  • Well-versed in social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and blogging
  • Familiar with Google Docs
  • Some experience with content promotion preferred
  • Strong verbal, writing and editorial skills
  • Exceptional planning and organization skills
  • Socially outgoing
  • Professional demeanor
  • Self-starter able to set priorities and work independently, or as part of a team
  • Adaptable and comfortable with the evolving demands of a small, organization
  • Knowledge of/interest in food and agriculture a plus
Desired Personal Characteristics:
  • Creative
  • Passion for using digital tools to create social change
  • A love for radio/podcasts!
  • Flexible with a strong work ethic
To apply for the Editorial Internship, please submit resume, cover letter and short writing sample to: info@heritageradionetwork.org 

DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP

Position Overview:

You will be assisting with research, donor management and cultivation efforts reporting directly to the HRN staff. This position will work both on events and one-off campaigns as well as HRN’s bi-annual fundraising drives. The ideal candidate would be familiar with data manipulation, proficient with CRM software, demonstrate an enthusiasm for outreach, with a keen eye for creating personal touches through written and in-person communication.

Performance Expectations:
  • Researching prospective major donors
  • Creating fundraising materials through writing and content generation, assisting with appeals for donors at the middle donor level
  • Assist in acknowledging and thanking donors
  • Helping to maintain donor records and data hygiene in donor database
  • Assist in editing grant proposals or reports and stewardship pieces, compiling news briefings and blog posts, and designing communications pieces, as needed
  • Attend events and table on behalf of network

Additional responsibilities dependent upon experience and interests.

Success Patterns:
  • Familiar with Google Docs
  • Previous experience working with databases preferred
  • Experience with graphic design and use of Adobe Creative Suite software (preferred)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional planning and organization skills
  • Outgoing and persistent
  • Professional and thorough
  • Engaging storyteller
  • Ability to make quick and accurate decisions
  • Adaptable, and comfortable with the evolving demands of a small, grassroots media organization
  • Self-starter able to set priorities and work independently]
  • Demonstrated interest in food and farming issues
  • Commitment to justice and inclusion, especially with regard to race, class, gender and our food system
 Desired Personal Characteristics:
  • Fun and creative
  • A love for radio/podcasts!
  • Ability to set priorities and follow-through in an environment that changes all the time
  • Flexible with a strong work ethic
To apply for the Development Internship, please submit resume, cover letter and short writing sample to: info@heritageradionetwork.org