WXPN Radio

The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe

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24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.

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Join the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

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To be eligible for In-Person internships, students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, complete daily symptom checks, and wear masks.
Select internships can be completed remotely or hybrid.

Editorial Content Writer, Music Intern

Hours: 10-15/week
Available remote

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 Editorial Content Writing 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 music blog 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).

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.

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