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  • Los Angeles, California, Position Information: Hours: 40 hours per week Location: One of Marketplace's offices in LA, NY, DC or remote, anywhere within the U.S.A. Start Date: January 10, 2022 - May 27, 2022 Compensation: $15.00/hour   Intern, Digital - Marketplace: Our newsroom is seeking an individual who has an active interest in journalism and digital platforms. We are seeking a creative and data driven intern to provide support to the digital team. Are YOU that person? If so, you will have an opportunity to work alongside web producers, editors and reporters with a focus on making sure the site is kept current and engaging. You will learn how to strengthen skills in writing, content creation, editing, curation and remote teamwork.      Key Learning Goals: This would be a great role for someone interested in digital producing, editing and reporting. The culture and business of a nonprofit media organization. Insight into the journalism industry and Marketplace’s properties. The digital team touches everything from radio to digital, writing to copy editing. Help the website team drive audience engagement and help further our mission to raise the economic intelligence of the country. How to use Google tools to determine and increase Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Tangible experience in daily website updating for a journalism organization.   Responsibilities: Help to source, optimize and place relevant images into digital stories. Research and add links to previous MP articles and other sources in new Marketplace stories. Work with team members to rewrite radio stories into website articles. Use SEO best practices to help come up with headlines and descriptions geared toward search engine optimization. Join the digital team meetings and trainings. Research story ideas to suggest to digital reporters. Help curate special sections, collections and possibly Homepage, making sure they are kept up to date. As time permits, write occasional original articles with your own byline to be published on Marketplace.org.   Benefits: Partial subsidy for onsite parking or public transportation. Eligible to accrue sick time off. Eligible for health insurance as required under the ACA.   Programming: Participate in robust on-boarding experience. Professional development: on-the-job training, intercultural development assessment, formal performance review feedback sessions, etc. Participate in brown bag sessions to gain broader perspectives of the organization.       Next Step in the Application: In addition to your skills and knowledge, we want to get to know you in the application process. In addition to your resume, please include a cover letter (of no more than 1 page) with answers to the following: What interest you about this role?  What professional skills would you like to add to your toolbox in the months and years to come to grow in your career field?   Physical Demands and Working Conditions:  Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Physical Demands: Required to move about in an office environment or in your own home and sit for extended periods of time. A place to work undisturbed at home while in remote situation Required to move about in the community. (only after COVID) Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping. Working Conditions: Moderate noise level. Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.   Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.   We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply.   Required Qualifications: Enrolled Senior in an undergraduate or Master’s program OR have earned a degree within the last 12 months. Self-starter with an interest in journalism and how economic news intersects with people’s lives. Strong organizational and communication skills. Ability to meet deadlines and work both independently and collaboratively. A team player who is accountable, proactive, and solution-oriented.   Preferred Qualifications: Coursework or experience in journalism and ideally specifically digital writing and editing. Ability to create charts, maps graphs for the website a plus but not required Working knowledge of Content Management Systems. Working knowledge of Photoshop Working knowledge of AP style Working knowledge of Outlook email client
  • Los Angeles, California, Position Information: Hours: 40 hours per week Location: One of Marketplace’s offices in LA, NY, DC or remote (anywhere within the U.S.A.) Start Date: January 10, 2022 – May 27, 2022 Compensation: $15.00/hour   Intern, On Demand – Marketplace Podcasts: As the On-Demand Intern for Marketplace Podcasts, you will work on several shows, including the award-winning podcast The Uncertain Hour and Make Me Smart. You will work on small teams with strong mentors, and will gain experience in all aspect of podcast creation. You will help The Uncertain Hour and other Marketplace podcasts grow audiences. Specifically, you will: research and pitch stories find sources and conduct pre-interviews book guests file public records requests log tape edit interviews and pull selects in Audition and Pro Tools participate in group edits and feedback sessions perform other duties as assigned   Key Learning Goals: Our On Demand teams are small and collaborative. You will have the opportunity to learn a variety of skills -- from technical skills, like recording and editing audio, to soft skills like communication, critical thinking, and teamwork. Goals for the intern: Improve technical skills (editing audio, recording audio, transcription programs, etc.) Improve soft skills (communication, critical thinking, leadership) Learn narrative storytelling by participating in group edits   Responsibilities: Research and pitch stories Find sources, conduct pre-interviews and book guests Log tape and pull selects Participate in group edits and feedback sessions   Benefits: Partial subsidy for onsite parking or public transportation Eligible to accrue sick time of Eligible for health insurance as required under the ACA   Programming: Participate in robust on-boarding experience Professional development: on-the-job training, intercultural development assessment, formal performance review feedback sessions, etc. Participate in brown bag sessions to gain broader perspective of the organization       Next Step in the Application: In addition to your skills and knowledge, we want to get to know you in the application process. In addition to your resume, please include a cover letter (of no more than 1 page) with answers to the following: What interest you about this internship? What professional skills would you like to add to your toolbox in the months and years to come to grow in your career field?   Physical Demands and Working Conditions: Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Physical Demands: Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time. Required to move about in the community. Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping. Working Conditions: Moderate noise level. Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.   Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.   We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply. Required Qualifications: Enrolled Senior in an undergraduate or Master’s program OR have earned a degree within the last 12 months Some familiarity editing audio (we will train) Familiarity with journalism ethics   Preferred Qualifications: Experience in journalism Research skills
  • Los Angeles, California, Position Information: Hours: 40 hours per week Location: One of Marketplace’s offices in LA, NY, DC or remote (anywhere within the U.S.A.) Start Date: January 10, 2022 - May 27, 2022 Compensation: $15.00/hour   Intern, On Demand – This is Uncomfortable: As the On-Demand Intern, you will work on This is Uncomfortable, a podcast about life and how money messes with it.. You will work on small teams with strong mentors and will gain experience in all aspect of podcast creation. You will have a hand in helping to grow audiences for This is Uncomfortable and other Marketplace podcasts. Specifically, you will: research and pitch stories find sources and conduct pre-interviews book guests write house ads log tape   Key Learning Goals: Our On Demand teams are small and collaborative. You will have the opportunity to: Improve technical skills (editing audio, recording audio, transcription programs, etc.) Improve soft skills (communication, critical thinking, leadership) Learn narrative storytelling by participating in group edits   Responsibilities: Research and pitch stories Find sources, conduct pre-interviews and book guests Log tape and pull selects Participate in group edits and feedback sessions   Benefits: Partial subsidy for onsite parking or public transportation Eligible to accrue sick time off Eligible for health insurance as required under the ACA   Programming: Participate in robust on-boarding experience Professional development: on-the-job training, intercultural development assessment, formal performance review feedback sessions, etc. Participate in brown bag sessions to gain broader perspective of the organization       Next Step in the Application: In addition to your skills and knowledge, we want to get to know you in the application process. In addition to your resume, please include a cover letter (of no more than 1 page) with answers to the following: What interest you about this internship?  What professional skills would you like to add to your toolbox in the months and years to come to grow in your career field?   Physical Demands and Working Conditions: Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Physical Demands: Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time. Required to move about in the community. Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping. Working Conditions: Moderate noise level. Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.   Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.   We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply.   Required Qualifications: Enrolled Senior in an undergraduate or Master’s program OR have earned a degree within the last 12 months Some familiarity editing audio (we will train) Familiarity with journalism ethics   Preferred Qualifications: Experience in journalism Interest in narrative storytelling
  • Los Angeles, California, Position Information: Hours: 40 hours per week Location: Los Angeles, CA or remote (anywhere within the U.S.A.) Start Date: January 10, 2022 - June 17, 2022 Compensation: $15.00/hour   Intern, Production - Marketplace: We are looking for an intern who is innately curious about raising the economic intelligence of our audience; organized and detail-oriented; and able to pitch ideas and produce stories in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate is someone who thrives on the deadline pressure of a daily radio and multimedia enterprise.   Responsibilities: Learn and perform a variety of production, research, and editorial tasks, including cutting tape. Write show promos, daily station updates, and other materials. Contribute ideas for stories and other editorial material. Conduct pre-interviews for on-air guests. Produce interviews for the show. Database and web projects. Other duties as assigned.   Benefits : Eligible to accrue sick time off. Eligible for health insurance as required under the ACA.   Programming : Participate in robust on-boarding experience. Professional development: on-the-job training, intercultural development assessment, formal performance review feedback sessions, etc. Participate in brown bag sessions to gain broader perspective of the organization.    Physical Demands and Working Conditions: Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Physical Demands: Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time. Required to move about in the community. Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping. Working Conditions: Moderate noise level. Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.   Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.  We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply. Required Qualifications: Enrolled Senior in an undergraduate or Master’s program OR have earned a degree within the last 12 months. Basic knowledge of audition. A demonstrated interest in journalism (i.e. produced work for publication, worked at school newspaper/radio, etc.) Must have the ability to write, meet deadlines, and work independently. Must have strong organizational and communication skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office products with the ability to learn new software programs. Self-starter with an appetite for learning radio.   Preferred Qualifications : Coursework or experience in journalism.
  • San Francisco, California, The Opportunity   Flexport is looking for a creative, technically-minded Machine Learning Scientist (MLS) Intern who is motivated to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems in freight forwarding.     Data is at the heart of our business, and as an MLS Intern, you will work to evaluate and build quantitative solutions into Flexport’s freight forwarding and marketplace products. You will develop machine learning solutions that deliver data-driven insights and automated decision-making in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams. Project assignment will be based on the team's needs and your knowledge and skillsets.    You will own end-to-end delivery of the science solution over 12 weeks, culminating in delivering and presenting a production-ready solution.  The science team has intern projects covering all Flexport initiatives, including pricing, experimentation, planning, and knowledge representation & reasoning. You Will: Lead and complete at least one science project that will be launched in production. Work with a supportive mentor who has a stake in your success and will help you grow. Perform data gathering and requirements gathering & analysis.   Research prior work to inform and develop rational hypotheses and models and quantify appropriate metrics & targets.  Work with large and complex data sets and solve difficult data analysis problems by applying advanced analytical methods as needed.  Develop data analysis/machine learning solutions to support actionable insights and deliver data-driven ML solutions to automated decision making. You Should Have: Minimum Qualifications Be a Masters’ student or Ph.D. candidate within one year of graduation in a technical field like Computer ScienceMath, Applied Math, Economics, Statistics, etc. Have strong programming experience in SQL and one or more of the following languages:  Python, C/C++, C#, Java.  Experience working with large data sets and knowledge of tools for big data analytics (e.g., SQL, Python, Perl, or Ruby). Ability to translate business requirements into mathematical models. Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following: Machine Learning, Natural Language Understanding, Computer Vision, Data Mining, Artificial Intelligence, Data Engineering.  Knowledge and experience designing and executing a research plan or related machine learning/data engineering projects.   Knowledge and experience training Machine Learning models on libraries such as Tensorflow, PyTorch, Scikit-learn.  You will get: An assigned manager and mentor who will be dedicated to your success at Flexport.  Projects and assignments which will help build your knowledge and skills while making a measurable direct impact on the business. Visibility to leaders within the organization and opportunities to present your work/projects. Opportunity to join team-building activities to get you familiarized with your immediate team and other Flexport employees. About Flexport: We believe trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make global trade easy for everyone . Flexport is building the platform for global logistics, empowering buyers, sellers and their logistics partners with the technology and services to grow and innovate. Today, companies of all sizes—from emerging brands to Fortune 500s—use Flexport technology to move more than $10B of merchandise across 112 countries every year.    

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