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Storytelling tips and best practices


We’re hiring a paid graphic design intern

We are looking for a current student or recent graduate to join us as a graphic design intern on the NPR Training team this summer.

Audience & Digital Content Specialist, NPR Training

The NPR Training team is seeking an experienced journalist who is passionate about exploring the many places where audiences and content intersect. We are looking for someone who is a strong editor and content strategist, loves creating things and delights in leading other journalists to breakthrough moments. You will direct the digital presence of NPR

Audio Storytelling Specialist, NPR Training

We’re looking for an experienced audio journalist who gets excited about story structure, narrative, the craft of editing and the endless search for “good tape.”

Want to make journalism better? The NPR Training team is hiring

We’re looking for three new colleagues to help elevate the quality of public media journalism, wherever it reaches people.

Audio Production Specialist, NPR Training

We are looking for an experienced audio producer with a journalist’s mind, an engineer’s ear, and a teacher’s heart; someone who knows great sound when they hear it and can help others understand how it got that way.

Reporting & Writing Specialist, NPR Training

We are looking for an accomplished journalist who loves talking about what makes great reporting and writing, particularly on digital platforms.

Public radio people — let’s meet up at ONA

We are partnering with member station KUT to host an exclusive session for digital public radio staffers during this year’s Online News Association conference.

10 teams selected for 2018 Story Lab Workshop

Teams will work on their projects with NPR mentors while attending sessions designed to foster innovation and excellence in journalism and storytelling.

We’re hiring a paid illustration intern

We are looking for a current student or recent graduate to join us as illustration intern on the NPR Training team this summer.

Webinar: The journey from print to radio storytelling

We talked with Morning Edition co-host David Greene about making the transition from print to radio. Watch the recording.

Apply for the 2018 NPR Story Lab Workshop

We want to give you the time, space and training to get your audio storytelling idea off the ground.

Story Lab Workshop: Frequently asked questions

Everything you need to know about the workshop and application process.

What do you want to know about fact-checking and ethics in journalism?

We’ll put your questions to NPR Standards and Practices editor Mark Memmott.

8 lessons from public radio’s ‘Digital Day’

They include: “Don’t wing your newsletter” and “You are not a robot — quit tweeting like one.”

We’re hiring a (paid) photography intern

We are looking for a current student or recent graduate to join us as photography intern on the NPR Training team in the spring of 2018. We make sure our interns have fun and get to work on meaningful projects that will serve their portfolios long after they’ve left us.

Webinar: Understanding common audio production problems

We will all encounter audio problems in our work. But if you can learn to hear them, you can learn to prevent them! This webinar, hosted by NPR Training’s Senior Production Strategist Rob Byers, covered some of the most common audio problems. You can watch a previously recorded version below. While you’re at it, check out some

Projects shaped at the Story Lab Workshop

Ten teams traveled from across the country to NPR headquarters to attend the 2017 Story Lab Workshop — these are their projects.

A new leader for NPR Training

We’re very excited to announce that we have a new leader for the NPR Training team. Keith Woods, currently NPR’s Vice President of Diversity, will take on a new, expanded role as Vice President of Newsroom Training and Diversity. He joins our existing team of four and will bolster our mission to elevate the quality

10 teams chosen for second NPR Story Lab workshop

  NPR has selected 10 teams to attend the second NPR Story Lab workshop March 1-3, 2017. Public media producers will travel to D.C. for three days of training, planning, and brainstorming. In partnership with AIR, NPR invited Member station staff and independent producers to pitch ideas for audio storytelling projects that will break traditional

We’re looking for a leader. Could it be you?

Editor’s note: This job is no longer open. Read more about NPR Training’s new leader.  Do you love talking about storytelling? Do you spend your free time scheming about the future of journalism? Are you a natural leader who’s passionate about public media? Do you live for project planning and burn through sticky notes like

Going to Third Coast? Sign up for an NPR Training-AIR help session

Wow! We received an incredible response, and the sessions are now full. You can still keep in touch with us at #ThirdCoast16! Sign up for our newsletter or follow us on Twitter. While you’re at it, learn more about AIR, check them out on Twitter, and be sure to visit their booth at the conference. And if

Webinar: How to make great headlines

This webinar has already happened. Watch a recording here: Headlines are hard. And incredibly important. In this webinar, you’ll learn practical tips from two of NPR’s best headline writers — digital editors Stephanie Federico and Colin Dwyer. While you’re at it, check out our existing guides to headline writing: How to make great headlines This