Employment and Internships | WYPR

Employment and Internships

It takes extraordinarily talented people to bring you the programs you enjoy on WYPR.  With the growth at WYPR we will occasionally need experienced self motivated people to work in several departments.  If you are highly qualified and would like to inquire about one of these positions, please submit your resume by e-mail. Regretfully, we cannot accept telephone applications.  Thanks for your interest in WYPR.

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Employment Opportunities  - Announcer/Producer

Baltimore, Maryland, WYPR-FM

WYPR is searching for an Announcer/Producer to join our team, to work on our short-form programs and podcasts and to serve as a back-up host and board operator for drive-times and weekends.

The successful candidate will be able to locally host programs like All Things Considered and provide continuity voice tracks throughout the day. Hosting duties will include putting together local newscasts and loading audio to the web and to NPR One. The successful candidate will also work with our talented team of producers, editing audio for air and for podcast.

The position requires two years of audio editing and on-air experience. Candidates should be proficient in Adobe Audition or other audio-editing software, and know their way around a control room board.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, two references, and two audio samples of produced interviews to Business Manager, WYPR, 2216 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218, or to jobs@wypr.org.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. WYPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

When jobs are posted, please submit cover letter (cite recruitment source), resume, and references, along with audio samples if required to jobs@wypr.org.  No phone calls, please.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.  WYPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mailing address:

Business Manager
2216 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD  21218

Internship Opportunities

WYPR Newsroom

Interns in the newsroom are major contributors to news content produced for on-air and online audiences. They learn radio production skills and web journalism skills, as well as how to work in a fast-paced environment with seasoned journalists. We expect interns to adhere to the highest journalistic standards of objectivity, fairness, and integrity. While there is no pay available, hours are flexible.  Most work would be done at the WYPR studios in Charles Village.

Duties:  transcription of recorded interviews, blogging, photography, attendance at weekly editorial meetings, help maintain department calendar and archives, research, gathering audio for radio stories and audio editing using Adobe Audition.

Qualifications:  strong writing skills & proficiency with word processing software required, as is an interest in local Maryland news. Adobe Audition experience is preferred but not necessary. Journalism experience preferred.

To apply:  email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Joel McCord.  Internships typically last 4 months: January to April, May to August, and September to December.

About WYPR

WYPR serves the metropolitan Baltimore area and the state of Maryland, the mission of Your Public Radio is to broadcast programs of intellectual integrity and cultural merit which enrich the minds and spirits of our listeners and ultimately strengthen the communities we serve.  Values and Principles include:

1. WYPR will remain fundamentally noncommercial in spirit and practice

2. WYPR will adhere to the highest standards of journalistic and artistic excellence

3. WYPR will deliver educational, informational, cultural, and entertainment programming as a public service to the broadest possible audiences

4. WYPR will operate under sound principles of fiscal planning, management and governance

5. WYPR will foster a positive working environment characterized by fairness, equality of opportunity