Careers & Internships At VPR

VPR is hiring a producer/announcer, web developer, a facilities assistant, a development services assistant and an audience services associate. For the third year in a row VPR was named by Vermont Business Magazine as one of the Best Places To Work In Vermont

Producer/Announcer

VPR has an excellent opportunity for an announcer/producer in our Programming Department. Responsibilities for this position include creating original content for Membership Drives, as well as planning and production for the drives. The position also includes a daily air shift, as well as substitute hosting on Morning Edition and All Things Considered. The producer operates the board for our daily news magazine, Vermont Edition. The position requires a high level of creative energy, strong communication skills and enthusiasm for the public radio mission.

VPR has one of the nation’s highest per capita listening and member support ratings in the country. Colchester, Vermont, is located near Lake Champlain and is a short drive to hiking and skiing in the Green Mountains.

VPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The job description is here. Only digital applications will be accepted. Include a cover letter, resume, VPR Job Application and 60 second voice audition. Only applications received at careers@vpr.net will be accepted. No phone calls please.

This is a full-time position, Tuesday through Saturday, based in the VPR Studios in Colchester and 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.

Facilities Assistant (Part Time)

Vermont Public Radio has an exciting opportunity for a part-time, detail oriented, self-starter who would be excited to maintain the day to day upkeep of a very busy building.

We need a reliable assistant to clean the offices and common areas.  Perform minor repairs and maintenance to the interior and exterior of the building.  Candidate must be trustworthy, personable, and physically able to lift up to 25 pounds, enjoy working independently and be comfortable adapting to changing technology. This flexible schedule typically ranges 20 hours per week, with occasional added hours as needed.  Reliable transportation is a must.

Visit VPR.net for a full job description and application. Applicants must fill out the application, provide a cover letter and resume and send it by email to careers@vpr.net.

Only email applications will be accepted. Open until filled.

No phone calls please, VPR is an equal opportunity employer.

Read the full job description here.

Development Services Assistant (Part Time)

Vermont Public Radio has an exciting opportunity for a detail oriented customer service professional to participate in the continued success of our sustaining membership program.

We are seeking a reliable team member to assist with donor communications, account maintenance, and gift processing. Responsibilities require a high degree of confidentiality, strong interpersonal skills, and an aptitude for technology. The ideal candidate will work well collaboratively and independently, exhibit strong focus and adaptability, and enjoy a mix of data and donor interaction.

The work schedule is 20 hours per week, with flexibility and occasional additional hours based on department needs. 

Visit VPR.net for a full job description and application. Applicants must fill out the application, provide a cover letter and resume and send it by email to careers@vpr.net.

Only email applications will be accepted. Open until filled.

No phone calls please. VPR is an equal opportunity employer.

Read the full job description here. 

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.