Careers And Internships At VPR

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:

  • News Fellow
  • News Editor

News Fellow
The heart of our work as journalists is to explore stories that inspire impact and help us understand each other better.  We’re looking for our first newsroom fellow-- someone who has a passion for telling distinctive stories and amplifying community voices.
As our fellow, you should bring a life experience or background that contributes to a broader understanding of underrepresented communities and informs VPR’s news coverage. You will gain experience in reporting, editing, interviewing, storytelling and digital production. Our fellowship will also help you build a network within the public media industry.

You must love the medium of audio journalism, but you don’t need direct broadcast or reporting experience.  You just need a demonstrated interest in journalism or communications and a commitment to covering critical issues in the state with authenticity, fairness and transparency.

Read the full job description here.

As part of the application process, candidates should answer the following question in 500 words or less. "What is one issue you believe is not being fully covered or understood by the media and how would you approach covering it?". Applicants are also required to fill out the VPR Job Application form and send it with a cover letter and resume by email to careers@vpr.net

News Editor
VPR seeks a creative and thoughtful journalist who is excited about new ways to bring news content to our broadcast and digital audiences.  We’re looking for someone who can help turn a breaking news story but also experiment with innovative ways to tell in depth stories.
As our afternoon news editor you’ll take a lead role in shaping the essential news of the day.
This is a key position that creates and edits VPR’s All Things Considered newscasts, interviews, and issues coverage. Throughout the day you’ll edit reporters’ broadcast and digital stories.
You should bring a collaborative spirit and ability to develop and shape approaches to coverage. You’ll work closely with reporters and producers across the newsroom, including Vermont Edition and our people-powered podcast, Brave Little State.

You must love the medium of public radio and audio storytelling, but you don’t need direct broadcast experience.  We’re looking for two years of journalism experience and strong news judgment.

Read the full job description here.

Applicants are required to fill out the VPR Job Application form and send it with a cover letter and resume by email to careers@vpr.net

VPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Resources

VPR Job Application

Applicants must submit a completed VPR job application.

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Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

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.

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.

The newsroom at VPR's Colchester studio.
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