Employment & Internship Opportunities
WFCR, licensed to UMass Amherst, seeks a News Director for a department with an established record of excellence. If you have exceptional interpersonal skills and a solid background as a news director, reporter or program host, we have a wonderful opportunity for you to join a radio station that aspires to be among the nation's top public broadcasters. WFCR ranks in the top 25 public radio stations for market share nationally and serves 177,200 listeners per week.
The News Director will lead a staff of five reporters, providing management and editorial oversight for the department; report, host and produce news programs and participate in station planning as part of the senior management team. WFCR is committed to building a diverse workforce.
WFCR is located in the heart of the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, a culturally diverse region renowned for distinguished educational institutions and a vibrant artistic and cultural life.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and 5 years relevant experience in journalism and production, preferably in public radio. Sound, creative news judgment; commitment to balance and journalism ethics. Ability to develop story ideas, make coverage decisions, edit, report, write and voice to public radio standards on deadline. Familiarity with digital editing and broadcast content software. Ability to work as part of a management team, work outside normal business hours and travel to sources of news stories.
Salary and benefits are competitive for medium-market public radio stations; hiring salary range $48,800 - $61,200. (For exceptional candidates, consideration may be given for salary offer up to $68,000.)
Send cover letter, resume and air check to Search R40800, Employment Office, 167 Whitmore Building, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003.The aircheck should include examples of feature reporting and newscast or hosting experience. Review of applications will begin March 8, 2013 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
As part of the national public broadcasting system, New England Public Radio brings its 180,000 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 the areas of News, Production, and Marketing. 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 four paid internships per semester at its Amherst studio. Unpaid internships are available at the station during the summer months. Priority will be given to UMass Amherst and Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith College students, however all students are welcome to apply.
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.