Careers & Internships At VPR

VPR is hiring a producer for Vermont Edition, a web developer and an audience services associate and is accepting applications for Vermont Edition interns.

Vermont Edition Producer

Vermont Public Radio seeks a news producer to join the award-winning team behind our network-quality program, Vermont Edition.  This is a demanding position that requires a highly organized and creative person who exhibits grace under pressure and who thrives in a newsroom that values journalism, broadcast excellence and good humor.

Primary responsibilities are booking, researching and line-producing regional news segments for a daily, one-hour news-talk magazine; working with host and fellow producers to develop live and recorded show segments; editing and mixing audio; occasional field recordings and reporting; and writing website and social media content for the broadcast. Our newsroom embraces digital platforms and social media, and requires a producer who is facile with these technologies. 

VPR is a statewide network that is widely recognized for excellence in the public radio system, and Vermont Edition is its flagship, award-winning regional news program. We’re looking for a producer who is a match for our high standards and our strong sense of fun and camaraderie.

Read the full job description.

Bachelor’s degree and minimum three years of journalism experience are required. Broadcast journalism experience strongly preferred. This position reports to the managing producer of Vermont EditionVPR is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, email your cover letter, resume and completed VPR job application to careers@vpr.net. (Instructions to complete the application are here.) Only applications received at careers@vpr.net will be accepted. No phone calls please.

This is a full-time position that carries a generous range of benefits. The position will remain open until filled.

Web Developer

Vermont Public Radio is searching for a talented web developer to join our digital team. You'll work with a team of creative people on a variety of projects across VPR, with primary emphasis on VPR News.

The developer will work within and beyond our content management system, using HTML, CSS, Javascript and other digital publishing tools to tell stories and serve our audience. You'll work with freelancers and partner agencies to help develop and support VPR's digital operations. You'll also contribute to the wider public media and web development communities by cooperating on shared and open projects. Read the full job description for more.

The ideal candidate must have a portfolio of work samples that demonstrate your skills and should have a bachelor's degree, preferably in web development or a related field. If you're a talented self-taught developer, a recent/imminent college graduate or a professional looking for a career change, we encourage you to apply. If you can write HTML, CSS, or Javascript, or build sites with PHP or WordPress or Ruby on Rails, or love APIs and XML and datasets, you should apply. Willingness to continue learning and developing new skills is required, and supported.

This is an excellent opportunity to do great mission-based work on a growing team while continuing your own professional development. Having an interest in journalism, storytelling, public service, public radio and/or Vermont is preferred.

To apply, email your cover letter, resume and completed VPR job application to careers@vpr.net. (Instructions to complete the form are here.) Only applications received at careers@vpr.net will be accepted. No phone calls please.

This is a full-time position based in the VPR Studios in Colchester and carries a generous range of benefits. The position will remain open until filled.

Audience Services Associate

Vermont Public Radio has an exciting opportunity for a full-time, communications-savvy Audience Services Associate to help strengthen the relationship between VPR and its audience by providing excellent customer service.

The Audience Services Associate answers inquiries and responds to comments about VPR via email, phone, social media, and mail. Also greets visitors to the station’s Colchester headquarters, coordinates tours, and publishes a weekly e-newsletter about programming and events.

The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal and communications skills, knowledge of and enthusiasm for public radio, a keen eye for detail and commitment to follow-through, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Applicants must have an associate's degree and at least two years of customer service or relevant professional experience.

VPR is ranked as one of the 10 Best Places to Work in Vermont by Vermont Business Magazine.

Read the full job description.

To apply, email your cover letter, resume and completed VPR job application to careers@vpr.net. If you need help with the PDF form there are instructions below that explain how to download, complete and save the application.

Only applications, cover letters and resumes sent by email to careers@vpr.net will be accepted. No phone calls please.

This position carries a full range of benefits. Open until filled.

VPR is an equal opportunity employer.

Internship with Vermont Edition

VPR offers three-month internships three times a year to college students enrolled in B.A. programs who are interested in public radio news. Candidates should have a career interest in journalism and a demonstrated connection to Vermont. Students seeking college credit for production experience in a broadcast and digital newsroom are encouraged to apply.

The internship involves working on VPR's daily news magazine, Vermont Edition, and on daily newscasts and digital production. Areas of focus include researching news topics, pitching stories, learning basic audio production, building web pages, or podcast audio editing as well as assisting in tasks that keep an active newsroom running smoothly.

One or two candidates may be selected for each three-month, paid internship:

September-December: Application deadline is July 15, decision by August 1

February-April: Application deadline is December 31, decision by January 11

June-August: Application deadline is March 30, decision by April 10

The specific dates of the internship will be determined with the selected candidate. The number of hours worked per week will based on VPR’s need and the candidate’s credit requirements.

TO APPLY:

  1. All application information and materials must be submitted in one email to careers@vpr.net, subject line "Vermont Edition internship".
  2. The body of the email should include biographical information (specified below) and answers to five questions (also below).
  3. Applicants are invited to attach a resume or other supporting materials.

Biographical Information:

  • First and Last Name
  • College, Anticipated Graduation Year, Fields of Study
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Mailing Address
  • Hometown, State

Please provide 1-2 sentence answers to these questions:

  1. How much do you listen to public radio?
  2. What are your two favorite public radio programs and what do you like about them?

Please provide maximum 100-word answers to the next three questions:

  1. Why does public radio journalism interest you, and how might this internship fit into your future career?
  2. The specific duties of this internship are flexible based on the experience and desires of the intern. What skills of radio journalism are you most interested in learning, and what skills do you already have that you want to develop?
  3. A journalism intern must uphold high standards for accuracy and public trust. Additionally, a public radio internship requires creativity and enthusiasm for public dialogue about news events. Why you are the right fit for this position?

Again, to apply for this internship, please submit one email to careers@vpr.net, subject line "Vermont Edition internship", that includes the biographical information requested and answers to these five questions. Attaching a resume and other supporting materials is optional. No phone calls, please.

VPR is an equal opportunity employer.

VPR Job Application

Applicants must submit a completed VPR Job Application. Download the VPR Job Application at the bottom of this page.

Tips for downloading and completing the Application:

  1. Right-mouse-click on the download link and select "Save As..." from the menu. Save the Application into a folder you can easily find later, and call it vpr-application-jane-doe.pdf (or something similar).
  2. Find and open the vpr-application-jane-doe.pdf file. Most computers can open PDFs. If yours doesn't, you can download Adobe Reader for free here.
  3. Complete the form electronically, do not print it out. All the fields are editable.
  4. Save your work, often.
  5. Close the PDF when you're done.
  6. Open the PDF again and review it. It's just a good idea.
  7. Attach your completed VPR Job Application, the file vpr-application-jane-doe.pdf, to your email when you reply.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO)

Vermont Public Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer. VPR provides employment opportunities to qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are dedicated to providing broad outreach regarding career opportunities at VPR and we seek the help of local organizations in referring qualified applicants to our station. If your organization distributes information about employment opportunities to job seekers, or refers job seekers to employers and would like to receive job vacancy notices from VPR, please contact us.

View VPR's EEO Reports here.