Summer 2017 Part-time Internship: rabble podcast network

rabble.ca is one of the success stories of Canadian independent journalism, publishing news and columns by some of the best writers of the left, and providing exposure to new writers. You can read, hear and watch them in our original news, opinion, blogs, books, podcast and video sections, and on our moderated discussion board, babble!

Since rabble.ca’s inception in 2001, our readership has grown by leaps and bounds while maintaining a loyal core readership: we get up to 450,000 unique visitors monthly, and we are growing.

rabble.ca isn’t your typical media. We operate on a shoestring budget — our annual budget is less than the salary of a single news anchor in some bigger media outlets. We’re an incorporated not-for-profit organization funded by readers and sustaining partners, and fuelled by activist energy. rabble.ca is run by passionate media professionals who work part-time and give their all to bring you the news and views that matter.

rabble.ca is currently seeking a part-time volunteer editorial intern for summer 2017 in our podcast network — please see description of the position below. Our internships meet the standards laid out by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, which are outlined here: http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/es/pubs/internships.php Although our internships meet the standards to protect young workers, as a progressive news source, rabble.ca seeks to push well beyond what is considered fair and compensates interns according to our means. To recognize that interns are valued and appreciated, we offer a $500 honourarium following the successful completion of each internship.

Internship: rabble podcast network

If you are enthusiastic about audio, radio and podcast production, news and current affairs, and you want to be part of creating a strong and independent media in Canada — you could be the next rpn intern!

As an intern at the rabble podcast network, you will work with the rpn’s executive producer mixing and hosting podcasts, doing interviews, recording events, scouting material and conceiving promotional ideas for the network. You will also take a lead role in the production of our newest program in the rpn.

You will have the opportunity to produce original material, apply your audio editing and production skills and receive training from a group of committed media producers and journalists at one of Canada’s most innovative media websites. By the end of the internship, you will have a better understanding of podcast production and above all, a greater sense of how to make stories work for the ear.

As rabble operates in a virtual office environment, interns may be located anywhere in the country and will work from home. Your location is not important but your access to the Internet and ability to meet regularly by Skype or telephone is essential.

Candidates for this position should have the following qualifications:
• Familiarity with rabble.ca;
• High level of responsibility, ability to meet deadlines and to work independently and with accuracy and attention to detail;
• Awareness of current affairs and of social justice movements;
• Experience working in a virtual environment preferable;
• A grounding in podcast/radio production, including editing and packaging shows with host commentary, intro and extro theme music and other production elements;
• Experience using Audacity or Audition editing packages, on either PC or Mac.

Time commitment required: 10 hours per week
Location of supervisor: Barrie
Duration of internship: May 2017 – August 2017

Please send a resume and one-page covering letter describing your qualifications and why you’d like this position to rpn executive producer Victoria Fenner c/o internships@rabble.ca. Please note “rabble podcast network internship” in the subject line.

Applications are due by April 17, 2017 at 5 p.m. EDT.

We thank all candidates for their application, but only those selected for an interview will
be contacted.