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Careers And Internships At VPR

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Come work at Vermont Public Radio. Below is a list of open positions, including full-time, part-time and internships. Please apply today, and encourage your contacts to consider employment at VPR.

Vermont Public Radio provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment, and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.


Current Openings:


IT Specialist


Our goal is to make tech work for the people who create our amazing educational, news, and entertainment programs. We're looking for someone comfortable with technology, willing to learn new things, eager to administer, support, and troubleshoot a wide variety of on-site and cloud-based systems and the people who use those systems.

The successful candidate will be someone who has the ability to:

  • Work through and document processes for technical and non-technical users
  • Assist with planning and execution of system upgrades and implement new systems
  • Serve as a technical resource to our staff
  • Analyze and solve problems in a wide array of systems
  • Assist with improving the stability, integrity, and security of our systems

The ideal candidate:
1-2 years relevant experience in a technical field, experience with Windows desktop support, networking technology, and basic system administration tasks. Excellent troubleshooting, communication, and follow-up skills. Experience working in a time-sensitive broadcast media environment is preferred.

Read the full job description here.


Media Specialist

Vermont PBS is seeking a Media Specialist to be a part of the team that brings our amazing educational, news, and entertainment programs to our viewers. You will be responsible for on-air program execution. We're looking for someone comfortable with technology, willing to learn new things, and eager to work with the teams who create broadcast VT PBS. The ideal candidate should demonstrate the ability to cultivate and develop inclusive and equitable working relationships with co-workers and audience, supporting and enhancing a culture of belonging.

The successful candidate has:

  • One or more years related experience in television, radio, database management and/or production company. 
  • Technical competency operating computers and communicating with others on-site and at remote locations. 
  • Ability to manage digital files and adhere to file naming and storage protocols 
  • Ability to learn to use specialized applications for specific tasks 
  • Ability to adapt to change and stay calm under pressure.  
  • Collaborative: Ready to pitch in to help others. Demonstrate skill in understanding cultural differences.  
  • Independent, responsible, and exercises abundant good judgment, and strong interpersonal skills. 

Read the full job description here.


Chief Financial Officer (CFO)


VPR & Vermont PBS merged in July 2021 to become Vermont’s unified public media organization, serving the community with trusted journalism, quality entertainment, and rich educational programming that is accessible and inclusive to all.

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is a key member of the senior leadership team, providing executive level management of annual and long-term financial plans for VPR/Vermont PBS. The CFO will report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) providing advice and counsel. The CFO also will work closely with the leadership team on business operations, strategic planning, and financial management.

The CFO is passionate about the mission, aligned with organizational values, and an individual who provides strategic and tactical leadership for VPR/Vermont PBS’s long term financial sustainability, with direct responsibilities to VPR/Vermont PBS’s board of trustees.

Read the full job description here.

To apply:
Gallagher, Flynn, & Company, LLP has been retained to conduct this search. Interested candidates may apply by sending a resume and cover letter to Michelle Rawls, Director, Talent Acquisition at talentsolutions@gfc.com or call 802-353-1143. While we appreciate all interest in this opportunity, only candidates most closely aligned with our search will be contacted.


News Producer

VPR seeks a creative, enterprising and thoughtful journalist to produce our successful local news shows. We’re looking for someone who is excited about new ways to engage our audience on air, digitally and through live events.

A producer should have a passion for conversations that deepen Vermonters’ understanding of their communities and hold people and organizations accountable. A producer must also bring a collaborative spirit and be equally adept at breaking news and creating sound rich field segments.

You must love the medium of public radio and talk shows, but you don’t need direct broadcast experience. We’re looking for at least two years of journalism experience, more preferred.

Read the full job description here.


HOW TO APPLY:


For the CFO position, please send a resume and cover letter to Michelle Rawls, Director, Talent Acquisition at talentsolutions@gfc.com.

For all other positions, please send the VPR Job Application, a cover letter and your resume to careers@vpr.org

VPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer


VPR Job Application

Applicants must submit a completed VPR job application.

Tips:

  1. It's helpful if you save the PDF with your name in the file (e.g. "totenberg-nina-vpr-application.pdf").
  2. Completing the PDF electronically? LibreOffice Draw or PDFedit are good open-source tools to consider.
  3. Printing and filling out? No worries. If you don't have a scanner, a photo is fine, just make sure it's legible!
  4. Don't forget to attach this completed PDF along with your resume, cover letter and an additional materials required.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

VPR/Vermont PBS is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work diligently to recruit a broad pool of candidates and to hire and promote qualified individuals whose personal experiences, characteristics, and talents reasonably reflect the diversity of the communities served by VPR/Vermont PBS. Our equal employment opportunities apply to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. We encourage applications from women, minority groups, veterans, and people with disabilities. 

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.

The New Worker Relocation Grant Program provides assistance to individuals who move to Vermont to work full-time for in-state employers. Eligibility for the program began on January 1, 2020.

View VPR's EEO Reports here.