WORK @ KUT/KUTX
The KUT /KUTX staff is a group of dedicated and talented people who are committed to doing their best. They are also just a bunch of cool people who make working at KUT/KUTX rewarding and fun. Read the job listings below to see if we have any openings that fit your skills and interests. We’d love to work with you!
FULL-TIME -- No present positions
PART-TIME -- No present positions
A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for any position.
Due to the pandemic and university closures, our internship program is currently suspended.
KUT and KUTX are accepting applications for radio and music internships. The station is interested in aspiring radio journalists and students who are familiar with public radio and would like to gain hands-on experience in a professional environment. All internships are unpaid but provide an excellent opportunity for credit and great work experience for your resume. To apply, review the details below.
Internships are available with:
- KUT News (on-air and online)
- Texas Standard (KUT's daily news show)
- KUT/X Multimedia
- KUTX Music
SCHEDULE AND DEADLINES
Applications are due no later than one month before the semester begins.
NEWS INTERNSHIPS FOR JOURNALISM STUDENTS
We have internships available in several areas: the newsroom, the daily news show "Texas Standard and the multimedia department.
WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR: We seek third year, fourth year, or grad students in journalism who are self-motivated, eager to learn, web-savvy, and have a passion for news. This is not a "radio class." Previous training in news writing, digital/web work, and/or audio production is needed to get the most out of this internship. Newsroom interns must be enrolled in a college or university. An internship can be done for course credit, if needed.
WHEN YOU GET TO DO IT: News interns are asked to put in at least 12 hours a week in the newsroom. We'd like you to do this in at least 3 hours chunks so you'll have time to start and finish your work. If selected, we will work out shifts and times that best fit your schedule. Interns keep the same weekly schedule for the entire semester.
WHAT YOU GET TO DO: Our interns will focus on research, interviews, writing and reporting to produce ongoing resources (such as topic pages) for our online audience. Interns will also be asked to conduct interviews and gather tape via phone or in-person events for daily turnaround news stories as needed. Each intern will also pitch stories and be assigned a semester project. This will be a 3-minute radio story that will include a web version. You will have access to our multimedia team to help create a good web post on the story.
WHAT YOU GET TO DO: Interns work closely with producers, reporters, and digital team members to put together all aspects of the daily news program and its digital companions. Interns write for on air and online, research and schedule interviews for our host, and use professional equipment to record and edit audio. Interns also attend daily news meetings, pitch stories, and work on special projects as assigned. Most successful internships should result in several online bylines and at least one non-narrated and one fully reported audio story.
For a KUT News internship: Please email the following application materials to Senior Editor Ben Philpott (email@example.com):
- Two clips/writing samples
- Two references
- A cover letter that answers the following questions: Why do you want to intern with KUT News? What aspects of radio or the web are more generally of interest to you?
- Suggest two locally relevant story ideas (no more than two sentences).
For a Texas Standard internship: Please email the following application materials to Managing Producer Laura Rice (firstname.lastname@example.org):
- Two clips/writing samples
- Two references
- A cover letter that answers the following questions: Why do you want to intern with Texas Standard? What three aspects of radio and digital production are you most interested in learning more about? What three special skills or talents will you bring to the Texas Standard team? Which topic areas or “beats” interest you most?
DESCRIPTION: The KUT/KUTX Multimedia internship gives prospective candidates the opportunity to work within a true multimedia environment. Working with the KUT/KUTX staff, interns are given assignments that range from photo coverage of news events to music videos shot all over Austin. Interns are encouraged to think "outside of the box" and find innovative ways to use current and future technologies, equipment, and media to tell journalistically sound stories.
The KUT/KUTX internship is a safe environment for students to experiment and push themselves to grow as multimedia journalists. Our staff is directly engaged with the interns and give regular feedback and critiques. Interns are expected to be self-motivated and pro-active participants in the internship.
REQUIREMENTS: Prospective interns must have a thorough understanding of what we do at KUT/KUTX and how they can benefit from the internship. Interns must also have some level of demonstrated experience with video and photo gear and software. DSLR cameras and lenses are not provided.
Interested in a multimedia internship? Application materials (a cover letter, links to samples, and two references) can be sent to email@example.com
KUTX MUSIC INTERNSHIP
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR: We seek applicants who are self-motivated, eager to learn and who love radio as a distinctive medium for introducing audiences to new and unusual arts, ideas, voices and sounds.
JOB DUTIES: To perform technical and clerical duties related to radio operations and productions. Set up green room for studio guests. Assist producer with post-production and duplications. Other duties as assigned.
INTERNSHIP CYCLE: September-December, January-May, June-August.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: August (September), December (January), May (June).
HOW TO APPLY: To apply for an internship, please send us a resume, two references (with name and phone numbers) and a letter of application which answers the following questions:
- Why do you want to intern at KUTX Radio?
- In what areas of radio are you generally more interested?
- What makes you stand out from other applicants?
- Tell us about two “LIVE” music performances you heard on KUTX that you think were particularly successful.
- Tell us about two “LIVE” music performances you heard on KUTX Radio that you did not think were successful.
- What experience do you have working with computers, sound recording, and digital audio editing? (There are no prerequisites for KUTX “Live” music production internships, but we find it helpful to know something of your technical background.)
Send your resume, references and letter of application to Peter Babb, KUTX Events Coordinator.
Applications are due two months before each internship cycle when we begin to interview finalists. Interns are selected no later than one month before the start of the upcoming internship cycle.
For additional information about jobs at the University of Texas, please visit UT’s Human Resources Page.