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Public Radio Fellowship

  • 2022-07-14 6:13 PM
    Message # 12849077



    The Barbara and Dick Couch Fellowship for Innovation is a fellowship for early career journalists who aspire to a career in public media and podcasting. The fellow will gain hands-on experience in all aspects of news reporting and audio production, with a unique split between our news and podcasting departments.


    The fellow will start in NHPR’s News department, working alongside other members of the News team, honing reporting skills, developing a beat, producing daily stories as well as longer features,and engaging with our audience through social media and other techniques. NHPR’s newsroom has an ambitious and versatile culture, with an equal focus on audio and digital storytelling.


    After six months of reporting, the fellow will spend the next six months with the Creative Production Unit, which produces the NHPR podcasts Outside/In and Civics 101. There, the fellow will work with other team members to generate show ideas and report, write, and edit audio stories for one or both of the podcasts.. The fellow will also produce digital stories and engage audiences through social media and newsletters.


    The fellowship is a full-time, year-long position. Fellows receive a stipend of $40,200 plus benefits, including company-paid individual health and dental insurance and paid vacation, sick time, and holidays.


    NHPR is committed to mentoring our journalists, including candidates from untraditional professional backgrounds, and helping them develop as journalists and leaders. Fellows will have the opportunity to attend professional training or a conference during their time at the station.

    Who Should Apply:


    Ideal candidates are inspired by innovative storytelling and/or journalism through on-air and online media and aspire to a career in public media. Previous public media experience is not required. The fellowship is open to applicants who completed their undergraduate or graduate degrees within the past three years. A valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record is required. We believe that we can produce the best content with a team from a range of backgrounds, with different skills, experiences, and passions. NHPR encourages candidates from groups historically underrepresented in our industry to apply.

    Compensation & Benefits:

    This is a full time position and the salary range for this role is $40,200 annually. NHPR offers a comprehensive and generous benefits package, which includes company-paid individual health and dental insurance, paid vacation, sick time, organizational holidays, AD&D, STD/LTD, FSA, and 403b.

    Things to Know About Us:

    NHPR is the state's foremost news organization, focused on producing accountability journalism and engaging deeply with the diverse communities and people of the Granite State. For 40 years, NHPR has produced incisive local news on the radio and emerging audio platforms, complementing the national and global reporting of our partners at NPR. We make nationally prominent podcasts - including Bear Brook, Outside/In, Civics 101 and Document - and have a fast-growing footprint in digital and social media.

    In our leaders - and across the organization - we seek people who are approachable, collaborative, empathetic, optimistic, and solution-minded. Together, we are building a culture based on earned trust, transparency, equity and inclusion. We hold ourselves accountable to our goals and our values. We have publicly stated our commitment to enhancing the diversity of our staff and our journalism. NHPR is intent on being public radio for all of New Hampshire, and to expanding our audience and advancing our mission and vision by deepening our engagement with diverse people and communities across the state and beyond our borders.

    COVID-19 Notice:

    The health and safety of our employees, their families and the community at large is a high priority for NHPR. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required for employment. Individuals must be fully up-to-date with their vaccinations no later than their start date. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, we will consider requests for reasonable accommodation where we are able to provide such accommodations without undue hardship pursuant to applicable law.

    *Per the CDC: A person is up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination if they have received all recommended doses in the primary series and one booster when eligible.

    To Apply:

    Please apply on the job opportunities page of our website, NHPR.org, or through this link:  https://nhpr.applicantpro.com/jobs/2436916.html


    Please submit:

    ·         A cover letter that explains your interest in the fellowship

    ·         Your resume

    ·         A written professional or academic reference, which you can upload with your application or send to fellowship@nhpr.org

    ·         Two examples of your work, such as a writing sample of 1,000 words or less; excerpt from a video or radio production; or other creative work.


    NHPR is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and dynamic workplace. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

    NHPR encourages people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply, particularly Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC); those who are first in their family to attend college; adults without a college degree; LGBTQIA+ community; and people from low-income backgrounds.

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