WXPN Radio

The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe

XPN2 - XPoNential Radio

24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.

World Cafe Archives

Join the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.


If you have a passion for music, a background in writing and a working knowledge of social media, we want to hear from you. WXPN is seeking a Editorial Content Writing intern to work on The Key, the station’s website covering the Philadelphia music scene. Interns will write short-form posts covering new music, tour announcements, show previews, concert reviews, record reviews, news updates, and more.

Duties: Writing about music for the WXPN and XPN2 music blogs including tour announcements, show previews, concert reviews, record reviews, news updates, and more.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a familiarity with the Philadelphia music community and a robust knowledge of current music in general, specifically the music played by WXPN. The ability to monitor trends both locally and nationally and pitch coverage relevant to our audience – both short form as well as long-form – is essential. Qualified candidates will have a background in music and music journalism (editing experience is a plus), must be conversant with the music blogosphere for information-gathering, and must have a working knowledge in online publication platforms (specifically Wordpress). The person should be available to work between 12-15 hours a week.

Application requirements: In addition to your resume and application form, please submit three writing samples that showcase your voice in music journalism. This is an unpaid intern position.

The University of Pennsylvania is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer.

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