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.

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Employment Opportunities - Senior Producer/Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast

WYPR's news and culture show Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast seeks a full-time Senior Producer. The hour-long, three-day-a-week news magazine covers news, public policy, science, the arts and more — all of it related to Maryland. We're looking for proven interest in a wide scope of issues from a local perspective.

The Senior Producer ensures that each show is ready for broadcast, and that coverage is balanced, accurate, and compelling.  Responsibilities include developing segment ideas and booking guests for interviews, coordinating with other WYPR shows, organizing background research, writing and editing scripts, preparing hosts for interviews, recording and editing for broadcast, overseeing the show's website, and engaging with our audience via social media.

The position requires at least five years of experience in journalism and radio production. You should know how to use Adobe Audition, or be familiar with another audio editing program, as well as with ENCO, Word, Excel, Access, Google Docs, Twitter, and other social media.  You must be able to write quickly and accurately for broadcast and the Web with precise attention to detail and sharp news judgment.  You must know field recording techniques and how to operate a field recorder.  You must be comfortable in Maryland Morning's highly collaborative, deadline-driven environment.

Submit a cover letter, resume, two work samples and two references to our Business Manager at the address below or to jobs@wypr.org.  Please tell us how you learned of this opening.  No phone calls, please.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.  WYPR is an EOE.  Deadline to apply is Tuesday, August 4, at 11:59 p.m

When positions are posted:  Submit cover letter (cite recruitment source) and resume to Business Manager-WYPR, 2216 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218 or email.  No phone calls, please.  WYPR is an EOE.

Internship Opportunity (1)

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 Mary Rose Madden.  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.

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.