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 - (2)

Assistant Producer/Engineer/Social Media Manager, Maryland Morning

WYPR's one-hour news and culture show, Maryland Morning, seeks an Assistant Producer. The show is a mix of live and taped interviews coverings news, politics, public policy, the arts and more.  The host of Maryland Morning is Tom Hall.  It currently airs M-W-F from 9:00-10:00 am.  It will eventually move to a five-day per week schedule.

Responsibilities of the Assistant  Producer include recording and editing interviews, booking guests, developing topics and ideas, writing and posting Web copy with strong headlines, appropriate hyperlinks, and images, posting podcasts and audio to the Website, producing billboards and promos, and Social Media management, which includes growing the Maryland Morning Twitter following through live tweeting, direct engagement and collecting listener responses during shows, as well as increasing our podcast and Web listenership.  The Assistant Producer will also occasionally record live events and edit them to air on Maryland Morning.

You should be detail-oriented and as interested in criminal justice and politics as you are in the arts and literature. The ideal candidate wants to bring an interview news show to life through production elements such as sound, music, script writing and a diversity of guests.

The position requires at least two years of experience in journalism and broadcast production. You should be skilled in the use of Adobe Audition.   The successful candidate must be able to write quickly and accurately for broadcast and the Web. Precise attention to detail and sharp news judgment is a must, as is the ability to multitask. Data-driven and other multimedia-based journalism skills are a plus. The candidate must also be comfortable in Maryland Morning’s highly collaborative, deadline-driven environment.

Account Executive/Underwriting

WYPR is seeking a full time sales professional to join the underwriting team. Responsibilities include:  service existing accounts;  develop new business and meet revenue goals; interpret qualitative and quantitative research; create client proposals; and make presentations to ad agencies and direct clients.  Prior media sales experience required.  Send letter w/resume by February 28 to jobs@wypr.org or mail to Business Manager, WYPR, 2216 N. Charles St., Balto., MD. 21218.  EOE.  No phone calls accepted.

When jobs are posted, please submit cover letter (cite recruitment source), resume, references, and audio samples of two produced interviews 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 Opportunity

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.  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