Employment and Internships | WYPR

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  - On Air Producer Part Time

Baltimore, Maryland, WYPR-FM

WYPR-FM, Baltimore’s NPR News station - has a Part-time opening for an experienced Board Operator/Producer, who can write, produce, and read radio content in studio as needed.  Candidates should have experience operating a radio broadcasting console, running live LOCAL talk; and have experience with computer assisted radio programs. Must be flexible; work hours will include weekend shift(s) and as needed.  We’re looking for a self-motivated person, who is engaged, a good communicator, one who works well with a variety of host personalities and is cool under pressure... like breaking news, major events and serious weather situations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Responsible for running broadcast board inclusive of digital editing, recording and maintaining network feeds.  Write and read local newscasts.
  • Protects the company’s FCC license.
  • Required to perform production work.
  • Other duties as required by management.

When jobs are posted, please submit cover letter (cite recruitment source), resume, and references to the address below.  Make sure to include audio samples if required .  Or your application package can be emailed 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

Interns are major contributors to the content produced for on-air and online audiences at WYPR. We provide opportunities to learn everything from radio production and web journalism to digital media, event planning, non-profit management, and customer service.We expect interns to conduct themselves professionally and to adhere to the highest journalistic standards of objectivity, fairness, and integrity. While there is no pay available, hours are flexible and the experience has proven invaluable to past interns.  Most work would be done at the WYPR studios in Charles Village.Typical duties include research, transcription, script writing, photography, editorial meeting attendance, archive maintenance, audio & video editing, answering phones and emails, analyzing report, and help in the mail room. Opportunities exist in the following departments:

  • Newsroom
  • On-air & Podcast Production Teams
  • Digital Media
  • Membership

 Qualifications: 

  • an interest in NPR, local Maryland news, and storytelling in general
  • strong writing skills & proficiency with word processing software 
  • Adobe Audition experience is preferred but not necessary
  • Journalism experience preferred

To apply:  email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to jobs@wypr.org.

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