About Chicago Public Media
Chicago Public Media is one of the largest and most respected public media organizations in the country. We launched innovative, iconic shows such as This American Life, Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me…, Nerdette, Making Obama and the ground-breaking podcast Serial. Chicago Public Media engages listeners and users across broadcast radio, digital audio streams, websites, and mobile apps. Our flagship station, WBEZ Chicago (91.5 FM and wbez.org) is Chicago’s premier hub for trusted, fact-based journalism, entertaining audio programs, and podcasts. WBEZ’s sister service, Vocalo (91.1 FM in Chicago, vocalo.org everywhere), targets a multicultural audience through an urban alternative music and culture format.
The Membership Intern will work with Chicago Public Media’s Membership team to gain hands on experience with fundraising, engagement and direct marketing strategies. By the end of the internship, the Membership Intern will have experience in building & managing cross-functional fundraising campaigns, developing member benefits & communication, email leads management and paid social campaign planning. Additionally, the individual will learn the pillars of effective fundraising communication and analysis, including how we use data to evaluate, iterate and expand our efforts. The Membership Intern will also assist the Membership team in the training and production related to on-air and virtual events including pledge drives
We are located at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois. All interns must be able to work from our office and studios at Navy Pier in Chicago. Due to COVID restrictions, interns may also be required to work remotely with internet access as needed.
Chicago Public Media interns gain hands-on experience while working alongside some of the best talent in the business. Our hope is that — after receiving a solid foundation at WBEZ — our interns continue to contribute to this industry.
A bit about our internship programs:
Experience with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
Basic HTML knowledge
Great organizational skills
Passion to gain experience in both the creative and administrative aspects of membership fundraising & engagement
Excitement for learning about non-profit work and public media as an industry
What we are looking for our candidates to display in their resumes, cover letters and interview conversations:
Applications with resumes must include cover letters; use the cover letter to share any links to previous work and/or include any job-related criteria not on your resume.
The essential functions described above are not all-inclusive and may change periodically to meet the needs of Chicago Public Media (CPM). The information contained in this job description is not intended to create any contractual or other legal commitment. Chicago Public Media may change the content or format of this job at any time in its sole and exclusive discretion without notice.
Working at Chicago Public Media
Our full-time employee population hovers around 150 people, and approximately half of our team is represented by SAG-AFTRA. We work at our newly renovated open and collaborative space at Navy Pier in Chicago, IL. We know it is imperative that our workplace reflects our community so we can, in turn, provide content that connects people. We are committed to having a thriving workplace where everyone can contribute their talents. If you share our passion for public service news and information, join us! Check out our LinkedIn page for further details: https://www.linkedin.com/company/chicago-public-radio/?viewAsMember=true
Chicago Public Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we actively seek and welcome people from all backgrounds, orientations and life experiences to join our team.