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.
Employment Opportunities - Producer, On the Record with Sheilah Kast
Baltimore, Maryland, WYPR-FM
Deadline: 11:59 pm, February 28, 2017
WYPR's daily morning interview show seeks a full-time Producer. The show covers news, public policy, technology, criminal justice and more. We’re looking for proven interest in a wide scope of issues from a local perspective.
Responsibilities include developing segment ideas and booking guests for interviews, doing background research, drafting interview scripts, preparing hosts for interviews, recording and editing for broadcast, posting interviews to our website, and engaging with our audience via social media.
The position requires at least two years of experience in journalism and radio production. It requires ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others, and to write quickly and accurately for broadcast. Data-driven and other multimedia-based journalism skills are a plus. Applicants should have an interest in politics and government, with an eye towards life in Baltimore and Maryland.
Candidates should submit a cover letter (please cite referral source), resume, two references, and two audio samples of produced interviews to Business Manager, WYPR, 2216 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218, or to email@example.com. 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, to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. WYPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
2216 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
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.
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