Even though I have only spent four weeks as an Intern on SiriusXM’s NFL channel, I have already learned so much. My mentor Eddie has been extremely helpful and has gone above and beyond to teach me as much as possible from the moment I walked in the door. Eddie has done a great job of making sure I understand each aspect of a radio broadcast.
The most intimidating part of the internship has been running the soundboard. However, with Eddie’s guidance I have become more and more comfortable each time. I have also spent time creating promos using adobe audition and have had some experience in the newsroom. I have already learned so much in such a short time.
Perhaps the best part of the internship is how much each person loves their position and the non-stop sports conversations in the studio. Each day I learn something new and I am so thankful to have my internship at SiriusXM!
After four weeks working at SiriusXM Radio, I can truthfully say that this experience hasn’t been exactly what I thought it would be. And that’s a good thing.
When I read the job description and interviewed for the position, I thought I’d be doing tasks I’d already done before. I knew how to edit audio and run an audio board, so I assumed this would be a remedial job, more or less. Instead, it’s been a job where I’ve learned a ton and continue to learn more each day. It’s a very hands-on position, and each day, I become more comfortable running the equipment.
While all of the work is actually pretty fun — what’s better than getting paid to have fun? — by far, the best part of the job is the people. My mentor, Billy, is the best boss I’ve ever had. He’s funny, he’s smart, and he’s a great teacher. Even though I’m a complete novice, he treats me like I’m a professional. He always has a compliment ready, and at the same time, he’s not afraid to make fun of me. In short, he’s someone I’m proud to say is my boss and even prouder to say is my friend. He looks out for me, educates me and makes sure I’m having a good time. No one could blame him for taking advantage of the added worker he gets in me, but he never does that. He treats me with far more respect than I deserve, and for that, I’m incredibly grateful.
While I’m unsure what the next few months will hold, I know one thing for sure: I’m bound to have a good time.
Before starting my internship at SiriusXM, I had no idea what to expect. My experience in the sports world was primarily editorial and making the transition to radio seemed nerve-wracking. I have never been around a radio station or even used tools to cut audio before.
Only about a month into my internship, I can say that I feel proficient at using adobe audition to cut clips and edit audio. My mentor was truly helpful and worked with me to become confident using the various tools. Once I became familiar with the equipment, it became exciting.
Stepping into the studio everyday is awesome because you never know what to expect. One of the greatest things about sports is that breaking news has no limitations. We could be in the middle of the show and a headline will flash across the screen, which signals a new topic to be discussed or a debate. I often talk about these topics with my host and mentors off the air and it’s fun to be a part of these sports conversations, while editing the clips that will be used online.
I am enjoying the experience so far and I look forward to learning more about the radio business as I expand my skills in the sports world. I like the balance between being able to learn new things, but at the same time doing tasks yourself and contributing to the show.
I would recommend this internship to anyone, regardless of your experience in radio or not because everyone is more than willing to help you and the active approach makes it fun.
Interning on the Lord Sear Special on Shade 45 this summer has been an excellent experience. I love the environment at SiriusXM and every day is a new adventure. One of the highlights of my day is call screening, where I have screened callers from New York to California. We also receive callers from Canada as well. Every day we have guests, who have been great such as the cast of “All Eyez on Me”, Ice Cube, and David Banner. So far this has been the greatest summer of my life.
My experience thus far working at SiriusXM has been phenomenal. I have learned so much in just a few weeks and I’ve been trusted with real, impactful assignments. I’ve gotten to prepare interview questions for big names like Laverne Cox and Janet Mock. I’ve gotten to run the boards for pre-recorded shows like Signal Boost and Woke AF. I feel as though I am an integral part of the control room during the Michelangelo Signorile show. I enter every work week excited for what’s ahead of me and ready for new experiences and challenges.
Time has certainly moved quickly as I cannot believe I am wrapping up my fourth week at SiriusXM. I like to think my experience as a Legal Intern is unique because this is actually my second time interning with the company (I interned with the Talent Relations Department back in 2014). My experience so far is twofold. First, it’s incredibly unique to see how the company works and functions via a legal perspective versus a talent lens. Seeing the way the creative and corporate sides of the company intersect has really inspired possible career paths and allowed me to realize personal strengths and goals. Second, I am able to apply what I’ve learned in the law school classroom to real contracts, litigation strategies, and employee relationships. I can’t wait to see what else I learn in the coming weeks!
It’s been nearly a month since beginning my internship at SiriusXM headquarters in New York City. Honestly, I had no idea what to expect first coming in to the gig. All I knew was that a great opportunity to work for one of the most highly touted media companies was there for me. Immediately after day one, I realized that it would be enjoyable showing up to work each and every day. It’s the people who fill the rooms that make the SiriusXM internship experience unforgettable. Each person I’ve met thus far has been super nice and professional, which speaks volumes in regards to the standard the company holds for itself. It’s nice to show up at work and be surrounded by others who genuinely love their job.
My aspirations have always been to work in the field of sports broadcasting. There hasn’t really ever been anything that I’ve wanted to do. So, I’m living the dream working at SiriusXM. The channel I work with – SiriusXM NFL radio – features some of the best talent in the game. Tom and Erik are two outstanding, professional individuals that truly embody the meaning of success within the field of sports broadcasting. Each day I am presented with a new challenge from them that helps me develop as a more well-rounded broadcaster.
The SiriusXM Blitz is the show, Bruce Murray and Brady Quinn are the hosts, and everyone involved with the program has been wonderful to work with thus far. My role isn’t huge as an intern, but is still very important.
My role isn’t huge as an intern, but is still very important. On my second day, I helped stir the pot in the discussion by presenting Tom with a TMZ tweet on Michael Floyd that really carried the weight for the remainder of the show. Staying alert, present and engaging really played a huge part in receiving a positive response within the internship experience. Kind of cool to play a part even if it was small. My goal for the upcoming month is to master the soundboard through reps, reps, and more reps.
Finally, it has been a surreal experience interacting with media icons such as Ice Cube, Bruce Murray, and Shawne Merriman. An opportunity meet someone of high social importance doesn’t come too often for a kid from Alabama. But, I didn’t come up here to be star-struck, but to learn how to effectively interact with people of celebrity status. Maybe one day my on-air ability will carry me to the national level and I will have the chance to host celebrities. That’s if I’m lucky. My point is that I’d be able to look back, point to my time at SiriusXM, and say, “Ok, there is where the ball truly started rolling for me.”
It’s a month in and I’m loving my internship at the SiriusXM office in New York. The OEM conversion marketing team is full of creative, friendly, and talented people who have welcomed me to the company with everything from offers to help me learn software to suggestions of cool things to do in the city.
Yesterday I had the opportunity to pitch a redesign of an email that about 10,000 people per week will see. After spending the last two weeks researching industry best practices and analyzing data to back up my suggestions, seeing professionals react to my work was scary but exciting—and of course, my lovely mentor Payal helped answer the questions that went beyond the scope of my involvement with the project. I got a lot of great feedback and I know that the insights I’ve gained from this experience will help me so much with the rest of the work I will do here and beyond!
My first couple of weeks interning with the Sway In The Morning team and SiriusXM have been absolutely crazy! I’ve learned so much already and feel prepared to take on even more. Aside from the production skills, I’ve learned a lot just by having conversations with the team. Having Heather B. and DB share their stories about how they went about getting into this industry is something I’ll cherish forever. I’ve gotten the opportunity to listen to artists share personal stories no one has ever heard before, which is unbelievable. Every morning I wake up and still can’t believe who I’m interning for. Thousands of people would kill to be in my position, words can’t describe how thankful I am to receive an opportunity of this magnitude. I’m excited to see how I develop over the next few weeks.