NPR-RAD Reformatting Summer Internship

Approximate Date of Posting  February 14, 2017

Position: Research, Archives & Data Strategy (RAD)

Location: Washington, D.C,

Company/Organization NPR

 Schedule/Hours Full-time

Time Frame  May 22-August 11, 2017

Compensation: $11.50 per hour

$11.50 per hour

Source  Archives Gig


NPR’s Research, Archives & Data Strategy (RAD) team partners with all programs and divisions to address a wide spectrum of information needs and to maintain NPR’s complete audio archives. As part of our continuing work on cutting-edge digital product development efforts, we are recruiting an intern to contribute to data standardization objectives.

Please note:  RAD internships at NPR are full time and available to current graduate students or newly minted graduate degree recipients. Please include a cover letter for full consideration.

Working under the supervision of RAD team members on digital reformatting of NPR’s audio archive, our Reformatting Intern will:

Participate in all stages of reformatting workflows including materials prep, playback and signal extraction, and digital asset management
Develop an in-depth understanding of legacy media formats and associated technology
Annotate and promote archives-related content to RAD social media accounts


In your cover letter, please tell us about your:

  • Coursework and/or experiences digitizing audiovisual materials
  • Knowledge of best practices related to the care and preservation of open reel magnetic tape and optical media
  • Demonstrated interest in audio engineering and digital asset management
  • Knowledge of digital file formats
  • Flexibility with respect to working on multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to articulate the importance of audio preservation to stakeholders and others
  • Ability to balance attention to detail and accuracy with an understanding of “the big picture”
  • Experience handling deadline pressure and establishing priority among competing demands
  • Ability to work independently and/or collaboratively as needs of the project dictate
  • Ability to establish rapport quickly and easily with colleagues
  • Experience managing the expectations of others
  • Excellent communication skills, both in person and in writing
  • Passion for current events, history, music, pop culture


Deadline: March 5th at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.


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