About the position
New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) is seeking a curious and creative journalist to join our News team as a fellow. The successful applicant will learn skills in interviewing, news writing, audio production, and potentially on air hosting as a producer for All Things Considered, our daily afternoon news program. The fellow will generate timely story ideas, book guests, research and write scripts, edit recorded interviews, and prepare interviews for publication on NHPR.org. They will actively participate in our newsroom's daily editorial meetings and learn public radio journalism techniques, ethics, and best practices. They will have the opportunity to conceive and lead special series or other reporting projects, and depending on interest and aptitude, may get trained as a substitute on air host.
We’re looking for someone who thrives on breaking daily news, but also wants to understand the deeper context behind a story. This person must be eager to follow New Hampshire news as well as national and international stories. The ideal candidate will have outstanding writing skills, initiative, strong attention to detail, and the ability to work independently and efficiently.
The fellowship is a full-time, eight month position. Fellows receive a stipend of $25,000 plus benefits, including company-paid individual health and dental insurance and paid vacation, sick time and holidays. This position is based in Concord, New Hampshire. With beaches, lakes, cities, and mountains, New Hampshire is both a beautiful and dynamic place to live.
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.
- Pitch, research, and produce interviews for NHPR’s All Things Considered.
- Prepare and post timely digital versions of broadcast stories.
- Prepare newscast or other versions of stories, as needed.
- Coordinate with NHPR’s Morning Edition producer on breaking news.
- Stay up to date on news and state and regional issues.
About the station
New Hampshire Public Radio is an independent and trusted source for news and information, and the state's largest radio news service. NHPR's newsroom, digital team, podcasts and original programs consistently earn national recognition for their in-depth reporting and production. NHPR is the winner of the 2015, 2017 and 2018 National Edward R. Murrow Award for overall excellence.
We believe a strong newsroom includes journalists from a range of backgrounds, with different skills, experiences, and passions. If you don't meet every qualification we've outlined, but are intrigued by this position and feel you could be a good fit, we'd still love to hear from you. Please apply and tell us more about yourself. NHPR encourages candidates from groups historically underrepresented in our industry to apply. 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.
- Excellent writing and organizational skills, and ability to meet deadlines.
- Demonstrated news judgment in recognizing the relative importance of a news story and in developing stories.
- Ability to develop creative approaches to news stories.
- Ability to represent NHPR standards and code of ethics in the course of interviewing, reporting, and use of social media.
Other qualifications that might be useful:
- Experience with live on air hosting for broadcast.
- Technologically versatile with willingness to expand skills. Multimedia skills, including experience in producing or editing data visualizations, video or other digital media, as well as audio, are desirable.
- Proficiency in a language other than English.
- A cover letter that explains your interest in public media and this position
- Your résumé
- A written professional or academic reference, which you can upload with your application or send to email@example.com
- 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.
If you would like to be considered for other fellowships at NHPR, please let us know which ones in your cover letter. There is no need to submit separate applications.
New Hampshire Public Radio believes that diversity is important to our success. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.
Please apply on the job opportunities page of our website, NHPR.org or through this link: https://nhpr.applicantpro.com/jobs/