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 - (1)

Director of Membership-WYPR

The Membership Director is responsible for expanding, cultivating and maintaining individual memberships. The position also works with other members of the development team and on-air staff to manage membership drives and recruit new members and donors.

The ideal candidate will be an effective administrator, taking initiative to manage systems and infrastructure for membership appeals as well as membership programs and events and volunteers. Strong verbal and written communication skills, organizational ability and a desire to work in a fast-paced, creative environment. Responsibilities include writing and producing recognition letters and solicitations; producing reports and pursuing data analysis; managing volunteers; representing the station at events; managing credit card processing, pursing membership growth strategies. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and donor management software is required (Memsys a plus). The position reports to the President.

The primary focus of this position will be to expand income streams from individuals and to coordinate volunteer activities.

•Developing and implementing a membership growth and retention strategy
•Managing the membership database
•Managing and producing reports as needed
•Conducting data analysis as part of strategic planning
•Managing acknowledgment letters, membership and pledge reminders, and preparing membership communications while directing interns and mailing house regarding mailing projects
•Providing logistical support in planning and executing membership and public events and programs
•Managing member relationships including regular renewal, solicitation and thank you correspondence
•Managing membership materials
•Handling other duties as assigned and necessary in a timely and professional manner

• Education:  B.A. or B.S.
•Ability to thrive and work effectively as part of a small team in a fast-paced and rapidly growing organization.
•Excellent computer skills, specifically MS Office products (Excel, Word, Outlook) •Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
•Ability to build rapport with members, donors, volunteers, and the public with diplomacy, discretion, and customer-service orientation.
•Analyze current member engagement practices and offer creative ideas for enhanced stewardship.
•Flexibility in schedule to work evenings and weekends for events.
•Demonstrated superior organizational skills, attention to detail, the ability to meet deadlines.
•Excellent project management, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
•Proven record of leading successful membership growth and retention for non-profit organization.
•At least one (1) year of direct membership database experience. (Memsys experience a plus).

When jobs are posted, please submit cover letter (cite recruitment source), resume, and references, 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