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:

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

Vice President of People & Culture
Exciting opportunity to join VPR and Vermont PBS, leading non-profit media organizations, with combined full-time staff of more than 100 and combined audience of more than 400,000 people a month.  Both organizations are independent platforms for news, information, education, music and cultural exploration for the people of Vermont and the region.

The Vice President of People and Culture is a newly created role and will serve separately on the senior leadership team of both VPR and Vermont PBS.  You will partner with fellow senior leaders to support and guide the organization in a period of growth and potential merger.  Candidates to this position should be innovative, solution-driven, collaborative and able to engage with colleagues across the organizations.

Read the full job description here.

Qualification:
· Bachelor’s degree in business, human resources or equivalent – preferred, but not required
· 7 – 10 years of professional experience in all aspects of human resource and staff development
· Equivalent combination of education and experience accepted
· Demonstrated expertise in strategic HR management i.e. planning and policy, talent management, selection, compensation, benefits, training, development, employee relations and performance management
· Senior human resource certification (SPHR or equivalent) preferred
· Ability to work concurrently for two separate entities and supervisors

Benefits:
· Paid Time Off
· 403(b) Retirement Account
· Health and Dental Insurance
· FSA, Life, STD, LTD, Vision

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.

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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