Careers At VPR

VPR is now accepting applications for the following positions. Please share this with any qualified candidates and apply now to join one of the Best Places To Work In Vermont.

I.T. Specialist

Vermont Public Radio has an exciting opportunity for a full-time, detail oriented, self-starter who believes in the mission of public radio.

Reporting to the Director of Technology and Engineering, this position works to ensure the readiness of VPR’s computer and broadcast data network infrastructure and support the users of that technology.

Applicants must have an associate’s degree in a related field plus three years relevant experience in Windows desktop support, networking technology, and basic system administration tasks.

Excellent troubleshooting, communication, and follow-up skills are essential to succeed in this position.  Experience working in a time-sensitive broadcast media environment is desired.

Duties include:

  • Maintain, analyze, troubleshoot, and repair desktop computer and network systems.
  • Basic system and account administration for email, windows networking, and other systems.
  • Work with broadcast engineering team to meet the computing and data needs of projects.
  • Close collaboration with network / I.T. consulting engineers on various projects and resolution of technical issues.

Read the full job description here.

Applicants must fill out a VPR job application , provide a cover letter and resume and send it by email to careers@vpr.net. Only email applications will be accepted: no phone calls please

Open until filled. VPR is an equal opportunity employer.

VPR Classical Managing Producer

Vermont Public Radio has an exciting opportunity for a full-time, detail oriented, self-starter who believes in the mission of public radio and is passionate about classical music.

Reporting to the Director of Programming and Production, the Managing Producer of VPR Classical will supervise our professional staff, host a daily air shift and guide VPR Classical’s mission. The producer will also bring the station’s mission to our digital initiatives, social media and community engagement.

The Managing Producer of VPR Classical will be actively involved in helping to meet the goals and objectives of the department.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, at least three years of on-air experience, two years of supervisory or managerial experience, and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.

The pay range for this position is $45,000 to $48,000.

Read the full job description.

VPR has been ranked as one of the ten Best Places to Work in Vermont by Vermont Business Magazine, consistently ranks at or near the top in per capita listening and receives strong member support. 

Colchester is adjacent to Burlington, Vermont, which sits on the shore of Lake Champlain and is close to biking trails, hiking and ski areas. It has a vibrant arts and culture community.

Vermont Public Radio is an EEO employer. This position carries a full range of benefits.

To apply, email the following items to careers@vpr.net:

  1. The completed VPR job application
  2. Cover letter
  3. Resume
  4. An mp3 voice sample of :60 to :90.

Only email applications will be accepted: no phone calls please.

Open until filled. VPR is an equal opportunity employer.

Director of Major Giving

Vermont Public Radio has an exciting opportunity for a full-time, detail oriented, self-starter who believes in the mission of public radio.

Reporting directly to the Vice President of Development & Marketing, this position works to secure support for annual operations as well as specific strategic initiatives of the organization.

The Director of Major Gifts will lead and manage VPR’s major giving program to help meet the revenue needs of the organization. In addition, this position will be actively involved in realizing the goals and objectives of a multi-million dollar capital campaign.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and at least five years of relevant experience. Capital campaign experience is preferred and familiarity with Raiser’s Edge is a plus. Significant travel throughout the VPR listening area is required.

See the full job description.

Applicants must fill out a VPR job application , provide a cover letter and resume and send it by email to careers@vpr.net. Only email applications will be accepted: no phone calls please

Open until filled. VPR is an equal opportunity employer.

Staff Accountant

Vermont Public Radio has an exciting opportunity for a full-time, detail oriented, accounting professional to join our team to support the mission of the station.

Reporting to the Controller, the Staff Accountant will be responsible for accounts payable, receivable, general ledger, monthly reconciliations and preparing our annual audit documentation.

The Staff Accountant will be actively involved in helping to meet the goals and objectives of the Finance and Administration departments. The successful candidate will have a keen eye for details, willingness to pitch in wherever necessary, a commitment to grow, and enthusiasm for and an ability to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, at least three to five years of accounting experience, and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.

See the full job description.

VPR has been ranked as one of the ten Best Places to Work in Vermont by Vermont Business Magazine, consistently ranks at or near the top in per capita listening and receives strong member support. 

Vermont Public Radio is an EEO employer. This position carries a full range of benefits.

Applicants must fill out a VPR job application , provide a cover letter and resume and send it by email to careers@vpr.net. Only email applications will be accepted: no phone calls please.

Open until filled. VPR is an equal opportunity employer.

Internship with VPR News

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 newsroom are encouraged to apply. The internship involves working on VPR's daily news magazine, Vermont Edition, and on daily newscasts. It is focused on researching news topics, pitching stories, learning basic audio production, and assisting in tasks that keep an active newsroom running smoothly.

Internships provide hands-on experience and as well as a great reward educationally, but VPR is unable to provide compensation for the internship.

One candidate may be selected for each three-month 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:

3. Why does public radio journalism interest you, and how might this internship fit into your future career?
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 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.