Thursday, July 23, 2015

Fall TED Radio Hour Internship

The TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, and new ways to think and create.  The program includes excerpts from the renowned TED stage, where some of the world’s deepest thinkers and innovators are invited to give the 18-minute talk of their lives.

The TED Radio Hour team takes the most compelling talks and organizes them around a common theme or question, such as:  How do we define beauty? Are we alone in the universe? What happens to our humanity as we become increasingly dependent on machines?

TED Radio Hour host Guy Raz digs deep into each subject through conversations with TED speakers and other guests. Music and sound weave throughout each episode, bringing the themes and concepts to life through vivid radio storytelling.
  • Works on all aspects of production, including reviewing TED Talks and pitching ideas for interviews and episodes
  • Conducts research and assists in arranging interviews
  • Pre-interviews guests and prepares research material for host
  • Works with host, producers, and others in arranging for related elements to complete or supplement a piece
  • Helps get the program on the air, which includes performing routine administrative tasks
  • Familiarity with TED Talks
  • Interest in skilled radio production and storytelling
  • Strong Digital Media skills, including proficiency in social media as both a newsgathering technique and as a way to distribute content
  • Excellent research skills
  • Ability to manage both long and short-term projects