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, Midday with Tom Hall
Baltimore, Maryland, WYPR-FM
WYPR’s one-hour news, public policy and culture show, Midday with Tom Hall, seeks a Producer to join a small team of dedicated journalists who cover a wide range of topics. Shows feature interviews with the host and listener call-ins, e-mails and Tweets. Our show features diverse voices from all walks of life. Guests are newsmakers and experts on topics that include local, national and international news, politics, race, health, ethics, education, science, popular culture, the arts and more. Midday airs M-F from 12:00-1:00 PM.
Responsibilities of the Producer include suggesting and developing story ideas, booking guests, doing background research, drafting preparation materials and scripts for the host, gathering, editing and loading audio for use in the airshows, posting podcasts, and engaging listeners through social media.
The position requires at least two years of experience in journalism and broadcast production, strong writing skills, and experience booking guests for a news magazine show. The successful candidate must be able to write quickly and accurately for broadcast and the web. Precise attention to detail and sharp news judgment are a must, as is the ability to multitask. Data-driven and other multimedia-based journalism skills are a plus, as is proficiency in Adobe Audition or other audio editing programs and familiarity with studio production.
The successful candidate will also be comfortable in Midday’s highly collaborative, deadline-driven environment.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. WYPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
WYPR Executive/Grant Support & Board Liaison
WYPR seeks a Full-time candidate who will focus on Grant fundraising with the Development, Individual Giving, and Events departments. This position will also work closely with the President/General Manager on attending to board matters including the filing of board correspondence, scheduling of meetings and regular outreach. This candidate will have the opportunity to wear multiple hats and should have a passion for public radio and/or a desire to learn about nonprofit management. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: staffing board meetings and retreats, assisting President/General Manager with planning and administrative tasks, submitting timely grant reports and proposals for roughly 10 annual foundation gifts and coordinating where needed. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must as are an attention to detail and an ability to multitask. This position will report to the President & General Manager.
Requirements: at least 3 years of administrative experience, preferably in the nonprofit arena as well as a minimum of a Bachelors' degree and the ability to be a strong ambassador for public radio.
When jobs are posted, please submit cover letter (cite recruitment source), resume, and references, along with audio samples if required to email@example.com. No phone calls, please. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. WYPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Mailing address:
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