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OPB Production Assistant

Organization Description
Oregon Public Broadcasting: giving voice to the community, connecting Oregon and its neighbors, illuminating a wider world.

OPB is a nationally recognized leader in public media, providing news, information and entertainment to the Northwest. With award-winning journalists and original series, OPB illuminates the people, places and issues of the region and puts stories into context. OPB creates content and programming that can be accessed anywhere, at any time on OPB TV, OPB Radio, and on a variety of digital and social media platforms.

We create content and programming featuring the people, places, and issues important to the Northwest – stories that simply are not told elsewhere. OPB continues to meet the future with a vision that serves our audience and informs public media professionals across the country. 

Job Description
OPB’s content areas comprise a highly collaborative environment that includes about 50 professionals who bring their expertise to produce stories and programs. Our cross-platform teams value creativity and dedication. We welcome interns and volunteers. We offer the opportunity to build a portfolio, network with some of the best in the business and learn in a fast-paced newsroom and content creation environment.

OPB is a place that encourages its staff and interns to grow and learn. We support your discovery whether it’s a story idea or a new concept for producing content. OPB is an environment where you will have the opportunity to contribute and thrive.

Internship Description
OPB has a diverse array of opportunities for interns to participate in various stages of content creation throughout the organization. Students and recent grads can serve as Production Assistants with our newsroom, daily and weekly radio talk shows, local and national television productions and digital content.

Duties vary greatly depending on department and role, but for all of our PAs, we strive to provide an experience that serves as a valuable platform on which to build a career.

Please visit our website to view more specific descriptions of opportunities and to review our requirements.

  • 20-40 hours per week
  • Rolling schedule, starting 4x/year, lasting about 10-12 weeks

Term starting 6/1, deadline 5/1
Term starting 9/1, deadline 8/1
Term starting 1/1, deadline 12/1
Term starting 3/1, deadline 2/1

Contact Info
Jen Ames
Manager, Volunteer Resources & Internship Programs