About Prairie Public
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Prairie Public staff take pride in our service, expressing it through honesty and accuracy, a strong work ethic, teamwork, workplace diversity, effective stewardship of gifts and talents, and good humor.

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Job Opportunities

  • Education Services Associate (full-time)

Prairie Public Broadcasting seeks an Education Services Associate based in Fargo. Responsible for professional development content and leadership for digital and multimedia platforms including graphics, video/audio production, and K-12 conference/workshop presentations. Excellent writing and public speaking skills is a must. Some travel required. Bachelor’s degree in Education-related field preferred. This is a salaried position. To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, & three professional references to tyoung@prairiepublic.org, or mail to:

Prairie Public Broadcasting
Human Resources
PO Box 3240
Fargo, ND 58108-3240

  • Blackjack Dealer (part-time)

Prairie Public Broadcasting is seeking part-time Blackjack Dealers to work at DJ’s Lounge in Tioga, ND. Must be 21 years of age, complete a background check, and qualify for all needed gaming permits. Applications can be sent to tyoung@prairiepublic.org, or mailed to:

Prairie Public Broadcasting
Attn: Karen Haugen
PO Box 3240
Fargo, ND 58108-3240

  • Blackjack Dealer (part-time)

Prairie Public Broadcasting is seeking part-time Blackjack Dealers for their Fargo, ND sites. Must be 21 years of age, complete a background check, and qualify for all needed gaming permits. Applications can be sent to tyoung@prairiepublic.org, or mailed to:

Prairie Public Broadcasting
Attn: Karen Haugen
PO Box 3240
Fargo, ND 58108-3240



Internship Opportunities

Prairie Public Broadcasting has unpaid internship positions available throughout the organization. If you are interested in a hands-on learning experience in a fast-paced, exciting environment, send your resume to info@prairiepublic.org, or fax it to 701-239-7650.

  • Education Services Internship

This is your opportunity to work on meaningful community projects within an active broadcasting office! Work with Prairie Public’s Education Services within the television department in the downtown Fargo office. This department provides educational Web, print, and video resources and professional development for preK-12+ educators and early childhood caregivers. Duties include promotion of valuable resources and services to educators and the community; assisting with organizing community engagement projects for pre-school and/or K-12 organizations; uploading content for several online multimedia websites; collaborating on events and projects with other members of the Prairie Public staff, including radio and television; developing an understanding of educational materials and digital applications that can be used in education settings; as well as performing other office tasks which may include updating databases, organizing invoices, making copies and other maintenance activities.

Work approximately 15 flexible hours per week between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm. This unpaid internship provides insight into office operations as well as the education, production and broadcasting professions and will provide valuable work experience and professional contacts while helping to improve communication skills. We ask that our intern candidates possess good people skills, be able to work with minimal supervision, and be dependable.

This is a positive office atmosphere with staff that really appreciates interns! Contact Tim Wollenzien at twollenzien@prairiepublic.org or 701-239-7575.

  • Individually Designed Internship – Radio

Some interns work with us to design a set of activities that match the intern’s interests and skills with our needs. An internship like this may combine elements of writing, audio production, web work, radio operations, music programming, program distribution, and so on. Contact Bill Thomas at 701-239-7509 or email info@prairiepublic.org.

  • Radio News InternshipsBismarck (2 concurrent internships available)

This is a one-semester, unpaid news internship in Bismarck. The intern will work under the direction of the News Director and in association with other news staff. The intern will be given a “real world” experience in news, so that by the end of the internship, the person will be able to report and write news stories, as well as operate the control board, newsroom software, and possibly anchor newscasts. Prairie Public covers statewide news, including state government. Hours per week are flexible, depending on the number of credits taken. Up to full time is possible. The people will be selected through an interview process, and candidates must submit a cover letter, resume and recording. Students should have some background or course work in journalism. The intern will be assigned duties by the News Director, and those duties may include coverage of scheduled events, telephone interviews, on-site interviews, writing and rewriting news copy, and production of voicers and wraps. Some work may be for television and the web as well as radio. We will assist the intern in preparing audition recording based on their work. We will reimburse expenses. Contact Bill Thomas at 701-239-7509 or email info@prairiepublic.org.

  • Radio News Internship — Fargo

This is a one-semester, unpaid news internship in Fargo. The intern will be directly supervised by our Red River valley reporters, under the overall direction of the News Director. The intern will be given a “real world” experience in news, so that by the end of the internship, the person will be able to report and write news stories, as well as operate the control board, use newsroom software and possibly anchor newscasts. Prairie Public covers statewide news, and this position focuses on stories originating in eastern North Dakota. Work is based at the studios in downtown Fargo. Hours per week are flexible, depending on the number of credits taken. Up to full time is possible. The people will be selected through an interview process, and candidates must submit a cover letter, resume and recording. Students should have some background or course work in journalism. The intern will be assigned duties by the News Director, and those duties may include coverage of scheduled events, phone interviews, on-site interviews, writing and rewriting news copy, and production of voicers and wraps. Some work may be for television and the web as well as radio. We will assist the intern in preparing an audition recording based on their work. We will reimburse expenses. Contact Bill Thomas at 701-239-7509 or email info@prairiepublic.org.

  • Community Affairs Internship, Radio — Fargo

This is a one-semester, unpaid internship to produce a broadcast and web program on a particular topic. The student will work with the Director of Radio to choose a subject, and determine the production activities necessary. The conclusion of the internship will be the production of programming for radio broadcast and digital presentation. The end result might be, for example, a half hour program, or a series of shorter pieces. The student may suggest a topic, or accept one provided by Prairie Public. The subject could be a social or political issue, music or other arts activity, or almost anything else. The main criterion is that the resulting programming be interesting to public radio listeners. Production activities could include field recording, field interviews, in-studio interviews, and will certainly include writing and audio editing. The intern will have the chance to become familiar with the production process, including equipment and appropriate software. The production may be broadcast and presented on Prairie Public’s website. The hours are flexible, depending on the number of credits taken. The intern will work under the supervision of the Director of Radio. Students should have an interest in radio and journalism, and some experience with audio equipment and writing will be helpful. Please apply with a cover letter and resume. Contact Bill Thomas at 701-239-7509, or email info@prairiepublic.org.

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