Careers & Internships At VPR

VPR is hiring a digital producer and an intern for VPR News. Come work at VPR, named by Vermont Business Magazine as one of the Best Places To Work In Vermont for the third year in a row!

Internship with VPR News

VPR is now accepting applications for a Fall semester paid internship, open to 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. Interns work primarily on VPR's news program Vermont Edition, but also assist with newscasts and digital news. Tasks include researching news topics, pitching stories, learning basic audio production, and assisting in tasks that keep an active newsroom running smoothly.

Details:

  • 12 hours/week, $10/hour
  • must be enrolled in a B.A. program
  • must have reliable transportation to our Colchester headquarters, where the internship is based; CCTA has a bus stop nearby
  • ideal schedule includes 12-1p.m. weekdays, remaining hours negotiable
  • please let us know if you are seeking course credit for an internship

Applications are due by 8a.m. on August 24, 2015.

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 a few questions, also below.
  3. Please attach a resume.

Biographical Information:

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

Please provide maximum 100-word answers to these questions:

  1. Describe your public radio listening. What shows do you listen to, and how?
  2. Why does public radio journalism interest you, and how might this internship fit into your future career?
  3. Diversity matters to us. What in your background would bring a valuable perspective to our newsroom?
  4. 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?
  5. 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, answers to these five questions, and an attached resume. VPR is an equal opportunity employer.

Digital Producer

We're searching for a talented web producer to join our digital team full time working the afternoon/evening shift, weekdays from 11a-7p. As part of VPR Digital Services, you'll collaborate with colleagues to produce a variety of projects and initiatives across departments.

A typical day for the digital producer includes working with producers and editors to build web posts and projects using a variety of content, such as text, images, audio, video, basic code and embedded media. You'll edit and post MP3 audio for the website, podcasts and other on-demand services. You'll build daily, weekly and occasional email campaigns for news and programming, including the daily news email The Frequency.

If you have strong writing skills, love building content for the web, using social media and working with digital production software, you should consider this position. You don't have to be an expert in all areas of digital production, but you should have a portfolio of work and the interest to learn more.

This is an excellent opportunity to work on a growing team while continuing your own professional development. Experience or a demonstrated interest in journalism, storytelling, humor, arts, creativity, diversity, public service and Vermont are plusses. For more details, please read the full Job Description for this position.

This is a full-time position working at the VPR studios in Colchester, Vermont. This position carries a full range of benefits.

To apply, submit the VPR Job Application (PDF) along with your resume and cover letter to careers@vpr.net. Please include links or PDFs of your work samples; if the work was done as part of a team, please describe your contribution. No phone calls please, only email applications to careers@vpr.net will be considered.

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 this, or any, link to the Job Application PDF and select "Save As..." from the menu (Mac users try Command/Apple-click). Save the Application into a folder you can easily find later and include your first and last names in the filename, e.g vpr-application-susan-stamberg.pdf.
  2. Find and open your file vpr-application-susan-stamberg.pdf file. Most computers can open PDFs. If yours doesn't, you can download Adobe Reader for free.
  3. Complete the form electronically, do not print it out. All the fields are editable.
  4. Save your work often, as you fill it out (that's just good advice).
  5. Close the PDF when you're done.
  6. Open the PDF again and review it to make sure it looks correct (this is just more good advice).
  7. Attach your completed VPR Job Application, your file vpr-application-susan-stamberg.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.