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 with five years experience in announcing and programming music, preferably in public radio. 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.
Send cover letter, resume and aircheck to Search R40802, Employment Office, 167 Whitmore Building, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003.The aircheck should include examples of hosting experience. Review of applications will begin July 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.