NHPR is seeking candidates for three eight-month fellowships for recent graduates who aspire to a career in public media. Fellows will gain hands-on experience working alongside our content producers.
Couch Fellowship for Innovation
The fellow will start in the News department, honing reporting skills, producing daily stories as well as longer features, engaging our audience through social media, and adding digital elements to news stories. The fellow will later join 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, and to produce web versions of stories and engage audiences through social media.
Public Radio Fellowship – The Exchange
The fellow will gain hands-on experience in all aspects of talk show production working on our daily public affairs program, The Exchange. The fellow will learn about writing for radio and will develop producing, research, and interviewing skills. They will learn to pitch show ideas, conduct research, pre-interview guests, edit and produce audio pieces for broadcast, screen calls, and write promos. They will contribute to the program's digital content and help choose newscast items. The fellow will also work closely with the host and others to write scripts and help shape on-air conversations. By the end of the fellowship, they will have independently produced and directed several shows.
News Fellowship – All Things Considered
The News Fellow – All Things Considered 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.
About the fellowships
The fellowships are full-time, eight month positions. Fellows receive a stipend of $25,000 plus benefits, including company-paid individual health and dental insurance and paid vacation, sick time, and holidays. These positions are 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. 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.
For more information on each of the fellowships, including requirements, please view the individual postings available through this link: https://nhpr.applicantpro.com/jobs. If you would like to be considered for more than one fellowship, please let us know which ones in your cover letter. There is no need to submit separate applications.
About the station
NHPR is New Hampshire's independent and trusted source for news and information, and the state's largest radio news service. Based in Concord, the state's capital and political hub, NHPR's newsroom, digital team, 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.
- A cover letter that explains your interest in the fellowship
- Your résumé
- A written professional or academic reference, which you can upload with your application or send to firstname.lastname@example.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. Please upload them in your application along with your resume and cover letter.
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.
Location/Region: Concord, NH (03301)