Employment & Internship Opportunities
Classical Music Host
New England Public Radio (WFCR and WNNZ) seeks an experienced classical music broadcaster to program and host WFCR's long-running and successful daytime classical programming, and to be the "classical voice" on-air, in on-line media and in the community. The ideal candidate will possess a comprehensive knowledge and well-honed sense of judgment of classical music and radio programming, close familiarity with classical music's history and discography, keen awareness of current trends in classical music, eagerness to participate in the classical community, and sharp focus on the classical listener. He/she will have an engaging and informative on-air style, one which will carry through into the classical blog and community outreach activities.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree (or equivalent combination of experience, education and training) with three years experience in announcing and programming music. Extensive knowledge of classical music, recordings and sources of music programming. Excellent judgment in evaluating performances of classical music. Excellent communication skills with an appropriate "on-air" voice and conversational-style delivery.
Hiring salary range: $41,100 - $51,500. Normal starting salary: $41,100 - $46,300. Excellent benefits.
Click here to apply online with cover letter and resume. Applicants must also send aircheck (which includes examples of hosting experience) via email to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin January 2, 2014 and continue until position is filled.
Women and Members of Minority Groups are Encouraged to Apply
The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
New England Public Radio (88.5 FM WFCR and 640AM WNNZ) seeks an experienced, energetic, well organized and highly motivated sales professional to join our Corporate Marketing team. Ideally, this individual will be a public radio listener and supporter.
Sales Rep. is required to work independently, service existing clients, develop new prospects, maintain client database, assess client needs and secure underwriting contracts. Responsible for development of on-air mentions that both highlight the underwriter and meet with FCC regulations.
Cover letter and resume may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org (Please note Sales Rep. Search in the subject line) or mailed to Sales Rep. Search, WFCR, Hampshire House, 131 County Circle, Amherst MA 01003.
As part of the national public broadcasting system, New England Public Radio brings its 156,600 weekly listeners acclaimed news and entertainment programs like All Things Considered and Morning Edition, A Prairie Home Companion and Car Talk. Our locally produced programs feature classical, jazz, and world music, and our own award-winning regional news.
Our mission is to provide the area with diverse news, information, music and cultural programs of the highest quality. New England Public Radio is committed to programs that entertain, educate, and inform in a lively, provocative, varied, and sensitive way. We help listeners explore and enjoy the world around them and enhance the quality of their lives.
Opportunities are available in News, Production, Marketing and AudioFiles. These opportunities are designed with two purposes in mind: to provide experience in the area of interest and to help NEPR meet its operational needs. New England Public Radio will conduct an initial screening of applicants and contact finalists for in-person interviews.
New England Public Radio offers 15 paid internships per year at the Five Colleges Studios at UMass Amherst for students from UMass Amherst and Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges. Unpaid internships are available during the summer for students who don’t attend one of these schools.
In addition, New England Public Radio offers unpaid news internships for students from Springfield area colleges at our Springfield Studio located at 44 Hampden Street in Springfield, MA.