Employment and Internships
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, Midday with Dan Rodricks
WYPR seeks a full-time Producer. Responsibilities include developing ideas and booking guests for interviews, conducting background research on a wide range of topics, providing host with support for interviews, and recording and editing for broadcast. Position requires ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others and to write quickly and accurately for broadcast. Applicants should have an interest in politics, government, with an eye towards life in Baltimore and Maryland.
Submit cover letter (cite recruitment source) and resume to Business Manager at the address below or to email@example.com. No phone calls, please. WYPR is an EOE.
When job openings are posted, unless otherwise instructed, candidates should submit cover letter, resume, 2 references and when necessary, 2 samples of produced interviews to:
WYPR Your Public Radio
2216 N. Charles St. Baltimore MD 21218 or email
Internship Opportunities - WYPR Newsroom and Maryland Morning Intern
Interns in the newsroom at WYPR Radio 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, assisting in organizing departmental work flow, 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 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 Bret Jaspers.
Are you a fan of public radio and quality journalism? Do you want to help make it happen at WYPR? Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast is looking for fall interns. You don’t need experience in public radio, but we do require a basic grasp of news judgment, plus research and writing skills. An ideal candidate would also be interested in the topics covered in Maryland Morning interviews: government, history, science, energy, environment, technology, business, and arts and culture.
We involve interns in most aspects of the program: researching and booking interviews, editing recorded audio, writing copy for hosts, participating in editorial meetings, pitching ideas, gathering tape, and reaching out to listeners on social media. The schedule is flexible, but we are looking for a commitment of 12 to 16 hours per week.
We’re looking for a creative and collegial person with a strong work ethic, the ability to work well both independently and on a team, and a dedication to fair, accurate, and compelling journalism. You can learn a lot working with us—and have a lot of fun, too.
Any questions? E-mail Matt Purdy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (410) 735-1607.
APPLICATION PROCESSThe fall internship starts in early September and runs through mid-December.E-mail your application to MdMorning@wypr.org no later than 5 pm on Friday, August 1st. The subject line should read " Fall 2014 Intern Application." Please attach the following, each as a separate PDF or Microsoft Word document:- Cover letter, no more than one page. (If this internship would be for college credit, please tell us that and give us the name, title, telephone number, and e-mail address of the internship contact at your college.) We encourage you to highlight any social media work you’ve done. - Resume, including the names, titles, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of two references.- Two work samples. At least one should be a writing sample -- we’ll accept news articles or editorial, creative writing examples, blog posts, or short research papers. We’re looking for clear and compelling writing and well-researched ideas. The other can also be writing, but we also encourage you to send us any audio, video, or multimedia work you’ve done. Please send a link to it online—don’t send it as an attachment.
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.
WYPR's principles and values 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.