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:

Engagement Producer
Vermont Public Radio is seeking an innovative, collaborative producer to be a core member of our growing engagement journalism team. In this new position, you’ll help make Brave Little State, VPR’s award-winning, people-powered journalism project. You’ll engage with our audience and champion their experience, and help us maintain the highest standards of quality in our work. As VPR expands its engagement journalism offerings, you’ll also have the opportunity to shape listener-driven news projects across platforms. If you’re passionate about sound, story and public service journalism, then this is the job for you.

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

Host & Senior Producer for Vermont Edition
It is time to embark on a new journey. And we want you to travel with us, as the new Host/Senior Producer of a re-imagined Vermont Edition.
The Host/Senior Producer should be an experienced journalist with a knack for balanced on air interviewing and news reporting. They should be adept at engaging with listeners on and off the air, and energized to work with our team to further the impact of our well trusted and respected talk program.

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

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 news fellowship 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?".  In addition send the VPR Job Application form, cover letter and resume by email to careers@vpr.net.

Newsroom Report for Eastern Vermont (RFA) 
The newsroom is hiring a full-time reporter. Via the Report for America program, VPR is seeking a reporter to cover the Upper Valley and Northeast Kingdom regions of eastern Vermont. Their work will include local news and feature stories, with a particular focus on challenges and opportunities in rural communities. The reporter will also contribute to statewide issue beats.  NOTE Applications must be sent to Report for America by January 31, 2021.    https://www.reportforamerica.org/newsrooms/vermont-public-radio-2/

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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