Does this intern have what it takes?

Hey, I’m Amanda! I’m currently and intern with the digital content team at Beasley Media Group for the summer. For the most part, I’m scheduling social media posts and writing articles, but I recently got the chance to shadow a few of the radio personalities and see what they do on a day to day basis.

While I’m at school, up at East Carolina University, I work for the school newspaper. There, I started as a reporter and fell in love with telling people’s stories. While shadowing Francene Marie here at Beasley Media Group, I could see that same love.

I sat down in her office and, within a minute, Francene found something we had in common to talk about. Now, it’s probably why she’s good at her job, but there is a certain sense of ease you feel when you can talk to someone without having to search for a topic to fill the awkward silences.

We moved to one of the studios, where we met with Janine Davis, who is the founder and executive director of Girl Talk Foundation, as well as a radio personality. I saw Francene at work and couldn’t help but smile as she and Janine filled 15 minutes with easy conversation and information. It became clear that Francene has learned how to get others to feed off her energy, which makes interviews all the more fun.

By the time it was over, I wondered if you could even classify it as an interview. Sure, Francene asked questions that Janine needed to answer, but it flowed so effortlessly between them that I almost had to check Francene’s notes to see if she had everything she needed. Even after Francene had stopped recording, the two chatted like old friends catching up.

At the end of the interview, I snapped a picture of the two of them taking a selfie like two best friends. I left the studio, in awe of Francene, and already looked up Janine’s foundation online. I made my way back to my little corner with a newfound sense of inspiration, excited to write about these women who seem to love what they do.


Written by: Amanda Shea

Beasley Media Group Inc.