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Programmers, broadcasters, musicians, office help, data entry maniacs wanted

2014 Volunteer and Internship Positions

at Radio Phoenix 

Want to be part of the exciting world of on-line radio broadcasting?

Want to learn how to produce programs, do interviews, manage a radio station, and prepare for a future in broadcasting? 

The Arizona Community Media Foundation and its on-line radio service, Radio Phoenix, have volunteer and internship positions available.  Please note that these are non-paying positions, but that they may be used to fulfill educational service credit  and internship hours.

The Arizona Community Media Foundation is a state-wide, educational non-profit organization whose purpose it is to develop and promote community-based, locally-controlled on-line and terrestrial broadcast capabilities for communities, organizations, artists and musicians who have traditionally been excluded from the mass and public media.  We are a full service, full-time, all-volunteer internet radio station and we are looking for volunteers and interns who want to begin an exciting career in radio.  We will train you in the skills necessary for your volunteer and internship position. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL POSITIONS
         Must be able to read and write the English language
                Must be over 18 years old
                Must be able to work at the studio in Central Phoenix as needed
           
     Must be able to reliably work a minimum of 6 hours a week

HOW TO APPLY:
        
 Send a one page resume with a cover letter telling us why you want to volunteer at Radio Phoenix to volunteer@radiophoenix.org.  The resume should include at least one local reference.  If you are a student, be sure to include your school, course of study, and year in school.  We will be back in touch with you within a few days.
 

POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

MUSIC DEPARTMENT
 
Requirements:
            
Must be familiar with various music genres, labels, and artists

Volunteer and intern opportunities:
            
Catalog and enter data for incoming CD’s
            
Review incoming CD’s and make airplay recommendations
            
Interview local and national artists for broadcast
            
Assist in record label contacts and solicitations
            
Help with tables and information at concerts, performances, and events

NEWS DEPARTMENT
 
Requirements:
            Prior journalism experience, preferably radio or TV
            Ability to operate hand held recorders
            
Ability to travel around Greater Phoenix on very short notice
            Be available on weekends

Volunteer and Intern Opportunities:
             Prepare and produce short news stories and news items
             Be able to prepare longer investigative reports and interviews  
             
Be able to broadcast live from events, demonstrations, rallies
            
Have no fear of asking sharp questions and not taking bland answers

PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT
 
Requirements:
            
 Ability to follow detailed instructions and protocols for equipment
            
 Ability to use production programs such as Adobe Audition
            
Knowledge of computer programs and automation systems

Volunteer and intern opportunities
            
Record and produce programs for broadcast for station programmers
            
Maintain and repair production equipment
            
Prepare voiceovers, public service announcements, and station identification for broadcast

OUTREACH DEPARTMENT
Requirements:
            
 Must be comfortable speaking with members of the public
            
Must be able to attend fairs, festivals, and other events on weekends
            
Must be available First Friday of each month in evenings

Volunteer and intern opportunities
            Set up and operate tables and information booths at public events
            
Assist in sale of station products
            
Assist staff and Board in public presentations    
            
Make power point presentations for meetings
            
Plan and execute events for the station    
            
Assist in writing and producing monthly newsletter

 

OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT
Requirements:
            
Must be familiar with computer data entry systems and spread sheet
            
Must be able to maintain records according to instructions
            Must be able to attend a monthly Board meeting on Sunday afternoons

 Volunteer and intern opportunities
            
Update and maintain station web page
            
Up date and maintain records in compliance with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) guidelines
            
Work with programming director to obtain and review potential programs
             
Respond to all inquiries concerning the station and its operations

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 South Mountain Radio Students at the Phoenix Urban Expo
 

Left to Right: Lacey Stephens, Herman Loredo, Kenia Osuna, Amanda Velazquez, Leonardo Rivera, Brian Herrera, Dylan Woolley, Scott Simpson, and Danny Bencomo.  Kneeling: Markus Allen



South Mountain Feet on the Street students Leonardo Rivera (L) and Markus Allen (R) interviewing officials of the Administrative Supervisory Professional &Technical Employees Association of the City of Phoenix at the Phoenix Urban Expo.

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 Feet on the Street In Third Year; Hopi Students Garner Awards

    The "Feet on the Street" programs at South Mountain and Hopi High Schools are in their year of production of public service announcements for Radio Phoenix.  The South Mountain High School students recently spent a day at the Phoenix Urban Expo interviewing visitors and vendors with the new portable recording equipment they received over the summer. 

    
Hopi High School’s radio broadcast program won six awards in October from the Arizona Interscholastic Press Association.  The winners in the radio broadcast division were:

    *Katie Honawa and Jaysana Honyaktewa, honorable mention for their commercial “Hooked on Phonics.” 
    *Donna Brooks, honorable mention for her sportscast about Hopi High track and field.
    *Dion Sahneyah, honorable mention for his public service announcement about fire prevention.
    *Honyaktewa also earned an “excellent” for her feature story about “sexting problems.”
    *Gerri Sehongva took home an honorable mention for her feature story about “Bullying can lead to suicide.”
    *Melsena Harris earned an honorable mention for her newscast about “Senior trip approaches.”

     "Hopi High broadcast radio has won 78 state awards in the past three years," said Stan Bindell, radio and journalism instructor.  “I’m proud of the radio and journalism students. They deserve a lot of praise for their accomplishments. We’re going to work even harder to win more and higher awards,” he said.  Bindell noted that several of the students who won awards graduated last year and he hopes that this year’s students will win more awards in the spring competition.

    Sahneyah, a junior, said he was excited about winning the award because he didn’t think he would get it.  “I think it was awesome that my classmates won awards. They earned it,” he said.
Sahneyah plans to major in broadcast radio in college. This past summer, he attended the University of Arizona summer journalism camp. He learned different facets of media and had a chance to interview Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer. He is considering going to the University of Arizona after graduation. 

    Hopi High broadcasts the Hopi High Teen Show on Tuesdays on KUYI, 88.1 FM. It is the only live remote Native American teen talk show in the nation.   “I love the Hopi High teen show because it gives teens a chance to actually get to interview and work on the radio,” Sahneyah said. 

    Brooks, a junior, said she was amazed about winning the state award. “I will do my best this year for the radio program,” she said.  Brooks plans to volunteer some of her time at KUYI, the Hopi community radio station. She said the best part of the Hopi High teen show is learning how to operate the equipment. She plans to major in criminal justice at either Duke, Stanford or Utah Valley University.

    Honawa, a senior, said she was shocked about winning the state award because this is her third year in radio and the first time she won an award. Now, she is considering going to college to major in radio at Arizona State University or IAIA in New Mexico for creative writing.
“I’m happy that my classmates won awards. I want to tell them: Congratulations,” she said.   Honawa said she likes the Hopi High teen show because “I like to hear my voice.”

    Bindell and the students thank KUYI for helping with training and equipment. They also thank the Hopi High School administration and governing board for supplying funding and time for broadcast radio and journalism. 

    The Hopi High radio broadcast students also call in news briefs to KINO in Winslow and thank KINO for giving them air time

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