Internships & Careers
Ever thought about being on the radio or TV? Consider yourself good at speaking to large groups or leading people? Are you a talented writer? Can you photograph a variety of subjects? Do you want to develop your skills into something marketable? If you answered yes to any of these questions then TrueChat may be the place for you.
At TrueChat we provide a unique opportunity to be a part of small organization with a huge reach. With a staff of only 18 you get the ability to work closely with everyone and that includes the Founders. We work as a fun, energetic team motivated to accomplish our mission.
Culture at TrueChat
From the beginning TrueChat has placed the power in the team. We don't have employees or interns, we have people. There are no bosses, only directors. These simple title variations embody TrueChat's workplace philosophy. Our people have a deep passion for our mission and vision and together we make it successful.
Many of our staff members hail from around the country and work virtually from anywhere and everywhere, giving us a unique advantage over other news organizations.
At our physical locations. our people work in a modern office that promotes collaboration and the exchange of ideas. Your director is only one door down, a text, email, or call away, anytime.
Looking for the next big thing? This is it. Are your ready to make a difference? The place is TrueChat. The time is now. Apply today.
If any of these positions interest you please fill out the form at the bottom of the page. The time commitment for the positions listed are for interns. Our full-time people have different levels of commitments, contact us for more info.
Content producers oversee and orchestrate a radio show or feature. The content producer might organize music choices, guests, callers for talk radio or competitions, timings, and overall show content. They also may produce recorded content, from shows to radio commercials and commercial bumpers. The role of a producer may also include that of a board operator or technical operator who may operate the technical controls (sound volume levels, recording software, switchboard, etc.) for another person, the on-air talent.
Time Commitment: Between 1-3 days a week and 3 hours each day. Required to arrive 30-45 minutes prior to a scheduled broadcast.
Audio producers create sounds and audio specifically. The role of a producer may also include that of a board operator or technical operator who may operate the technical controls (sound volume levels, recording software, switchboard, etc.) for another person, the on-air talent.
Time Commitment: Approximately 2 days per week and 3 hours each day.
Above all else, someone broadcasting on the air should have an outgoing personality and a clear and distinct speaking voice. An on-air personality should have a sharp wit and be able to think quickly on his or her feet, such as when interviewing guests or when things go wrong. One of the biggest challenges that an on-air personality faces while broadcasting is "dead air," which results when a cued song or ad spot doesn't play or an on-air guest becomes disconnected in the middle of a phone call.
Time Commitment: At least 2 shows per week. Required to arrive 30-45 minutes prior to a scheduled broadcast.
A reporter, also called a journalist, investigates and delivers news stories. He or she conducts interviews, observes events and does research to get all the facts about a story after getting a lead or tip. Then the reporter either writes up the story which will be published on a website or reports the story on air. Reporters may also serve as photographers for local events.
Time Commitment: Required to submit at least 2 stories, minimum 600 words each, per week.
Most games are on nights and weekends. Sports commentators often arrive several hours in advance of the broadcast, beginning with a production meeting with producers or other people involved in the broadcast transmission. Research on teams and players is often done in advance. Occasionally, broadcasters will need to conduct interviews before the game and assist with sound and equipment checks. Upon conclusion, commentators often conduct interviews, record sound bites for the station's news segments and assist in packing the equipment.
Time Commitment: Varies based on sports season. Typically 1-2 games per week 4 hours each.
Director of Event Logistics
The Director of Event Logistics is an all inclusive position. You will work everything from selling contracts for events to planning and running events. Our event services are an important part of what we do and ultimately help make up a significant portion of our revenue. This position oversees all DJ's and event coordinators. We do everything from planning events like weddings and employee parties to DJ services for dances and clubs.
You work on a contractor commission basis. In other words, how well you do reflects how little or how much you make. This director is paid a percentage of all contracts they complete and coordinate. Our approach to oversight of this position is hands off. The Executive Director oversees your work, but your success and failure are your own. We are looking for someone who has the desire and skill to plan successful events and work in a fast-paced, lively environment.
Please complete the following form if you're interested or want more information about joining our team.