Arizona Public Media provides real-world, on-the-job training to dozens of University of Arizona students each semester in various broadcast tech, content production, community outreach, and administrative positions. This summer AZPM announced the addition of three recent UA graduates to its staff.
Mya Hoffman-Long has joined AZPM as a Media Specialist responsible for scheduling equipment, facilities, and personnel for the television production department. Before receiving her BA in Film & Television Production, Mya spent nearly three years as a student employee with AZPM focusing on post-production and editing for Arizona 360 and Arizona Illustrated.
Gage Judd has accepted the position of Production Technician, working closely with the television production team in the studio and on location. While working toward his BA in Film & Television Production, Gage spent the last two years as an AZPM student employee, first as a member of the studio production crew working on camera, graphics, audio, and technical directing, then in field production, working alongside the Arizona Illustrated team.
As AZPM’s new Information Technology Support Analyst, Anthony Duvall assists with maintaining the station’s television master control center and computer network operations. Prior to graduating with a BS in Computer Science, Anthony gained on-the-job experience by working directly with the IT and Engineering staff setting up a new cloud-based Public Media Management (PMM) system and upgrading computers and servers organization wide.
“Mya, Gage, and Anthony were tremendous assets to our organization during their student employment. It is a testament to the strength of our student employee program that we were able to fill positions with these young and talented new additions to our professional staff,” said Jack Gibson, AZPM Chief Executive Officer.
Many student employees remain with AZPM for the duration of their college years. Several have graduated and gone on to have successful careers in media and journalism, including Savannah Guthrie, host of Today on NBC, and Matt Ehrichs, former producer for PBSNewsHour.