Careers & Internships
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We are Vermont’s unified public media organization, serving the community with trusted journalism, quality entertainment, and rich educational programming.
Vermont Public is a proud equal-opportunity employer. Read our full statement here.
We offer industry-leading benefits:
- 5+ weeks paid time off, plus 11 paid holidays
- 11 weeks paid FMLA
- Generous employer-funded HRA health insurance, vision and dental plans, and life & supplemental insurance available
- 401k with employer match
- Employee wellness programs including gym memberships, access to yoga, on-site massages and family-friendly all-staff events
- Positive & flexible work culture
- Public service loan forgiveness eligibility
SVP People & Culture
The Senior Vice President of People & Culture is a critical role supporting the strategic direction for Vermont Public and the team that makes everything possible - from the newsroom to television. Reporting to the CEO and managing a team of four, the SVP will oversee all workplace practices, organizational development, and human resource functions. They will cultivate inclusive and equitable working relationships with colleagues and audiences, and support and strengthen a culture of belonging. They will maintain a caring and sustainable work environment, foster learning and continuous improvement, and cultivate high performing teams. The SVP of People & Culture will lead the recruitment, training, and development of all employees to do the best work of their careers.
This role will partner closely with Vermont Public's DEI Advisor and DEI Committee to set direction and priorities around this body of work, while fostering a culture of trust and collaboration. Serving on the leadership team, they will build, strengthen, and expand the internal priorities, systems, and policies that enable all employees to thrive. With a deep social justice orientation, they will center employee experience in all decision-making and create a highly effective internal culture in service of the broader Vermont community.
The salary range for this role is $127,826 - $150,384, yearly.
**Please note, this search is being conducted by Koya Partners. To be considered, you must apply through the links to their site, see below.**
The Newsroom Intern will report and produce daily content for the Vermont Public newsroom. The intern will work with news editors, hosts, producers and reporters to learn and assist with entry-level tasks and larger assignments. This may include reporting stories, producing and booking interviews, publishing web pieces, and producing audio features. The intern will also help with the environmental newsletter Out There.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Constantly be learning. Questions are encouraged.
- Be present. When you are at Vermont Public, it is time to work. Stay focused.
- Honor. When you are here, you are a representative of Vermont Public. Push us to honor your experiences and strive to honor those of your fellow Vermonters.
- Make mistakes. Take risks is a central guiding principle of Vermont Public’ strategic plan. As part of that, be ready to make mistakes and learn from them.
- Learn to use Grove CMS. Be able to file and publish stories to vermontpublic.org under your own byline.
- Learn to use audio editing software. Be able to edit and post audio/newscasts.
- Learn to record audio and produce your own audio stories.
- Learn to write clean copy in AP style.
- Learn to file stories on air for Vermont Public.
- Learn to craft a story proposal. Be ready to pitch stories to future newsrooms.
- Learn to execute a story plan. Be prepared to go into the field, and file complete, well-crafted stories.
Education and Experience
Must be authorized to work in the United States. Be able to be physically present in our Colchester Studio. We can accommodate flexible schedules within regular business hours.
Any student (undergrad or graduate) or recent graduates studying journalism, media, communication or with an interest in public media journalism are eligible. Access to a car is preferred.
$17/ hr, 30-40 hours per week. Dates flexible for start and end (mid to late May to Mid to late August);
Deadline to apply Feb. 23.
Cover letter, resume, three pieces of work (journalism preferred, but will accept class work) that demonstrates your writing abilities and news judgement.
On Behalf of the University of Vermont:
Non Tenure Track Lecturer in Public Media
The University of Vermont’s College of Arts & Sciences invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty member with professional expertise in the fields of public media and journalism. This faculty member will guide the College’s new partnership with Vermont Public (a community-supported media organization that provides both radio and television programing), teach media classes, mentor the next generation of fearless and ethical journalists, and serve as a point-person with UVM for a new Vermont Public/UVM collaboration. The salary range for this position is $68,000-$70,000, yearly.
Please apply online at https://www.uvmjobs.com/postings/67907
Anticipated start date is July 1, 2024 and the position will have initial funding for 4 years. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.
The successful candidate will:
- Hold a master’s degree or higher in journalism or a related field.
- Have at least 5 years’ journalism experience, including writing, editing, and managing staff in a digital/audio media environment.
- Have a proven track record of producing quality content.
- Have familiarity with audio/podcast equipment, production, and editing software (including Adobe Audition).
- Have a deep, applied understanding of how to use visual and audio journalism, digital video, and social media to enhance journalistic storytelling.
- Have a deep understanding of the institutional and administrative complexities of a multilayered media organization.
- Teach 1 course per semester focused on media studies in accordance with the needs of the Reporting & Documentary Storytelling minor. Exact content will depend on faculty research, interests, or specific areas of expertise.
- Teach 1 professionally oriented course per semester, designed to award academic credit through curated work experiences and meaningful reflection exercises, for interns working with Vermont Public.
- Direct, edit, and produce Vermont Public stories and products generated by students at UVM.
- Serve as the primary editor of student work at Vermont Public and help (in conjunction with Vermont Public staff) manage its publication.
- Collaborate on story idea generation with the Vermont Public editorial team.
- Supervise student-related, semester-long projects as well as longer-term projects that require continuity across semesters.
- Liaise and consult regularly (through in-person and remote meetings) with Vermont Public staff from across the organization who have been designated as partners in this program.
- Work, in conjunction with the College of Arts and Sciences Internship and Experiential Learning Office, to recruit intern applicants and promote the UVM/VP partnership on campus.
- Work with relevant Vermont Public staff to review applications and select interns.
- Champion within UVM the range of opportunities for students in this collaboration, which include video, audio, writing, business development, fundraising, and marketing.
- Consult regularly with the student media advisor to determine if students working at UVMtv, the Cynic, and WRUV might benefit from an internship in this program or produce work that might be presented through Vermont Public.
Applicants are asked to include:
- a curriculum vitae (CV)
- a statement of teaching philosophy
- a statement regarding dedication to providing quality experiential learning and job-based training to young, emerging professionals
- an inclusive excellence statement (see below)
- contact information for three professional references.
The reference providers will be emailed information to upload their letters
For more information about the position, please contact Associate Dean for Student Success, Paul Deslandes, at firstname.lastname@example.org
How to apply
Please click the "apply now" link under the position you are interested in. The full job description is available in the application link. If you have any issues, please email your cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
We believe a strong organization includes employees from a range of backgrounds with different skills, experience, and passions. If you do not meet every position qualification but feel you are the right candidate for the job, we would love to hear from you.
Vermont Public is a proud equal opportunity employer
We work diligently to recruit a broad pool of candidates and to hire and promote qualified individuals whose personal experiences, characteristics, and talents reasonably reflect the diversity of the communities served by Vermont Public. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, national origin, place of birth, race, religion, crime-victim status, genetic information, disability, HIV-positive status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran/military service status, health coverage status, and any other protected characteristics recognized, and as defined by, applicable law. Our equal employment opportunities apply to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. We encourage applications from women, global majority groups, veterans, and people with disabilities.
We are dedicated to providing broad outreach regarding career opportunities at Vermont Public and we seek the help of local organizations in referring qualified applicants to our station. If your organization distributes information about employment opportunities to job seekers, or refers job seekers to employers and would like to receive job vacancy notices from Vermont Public, please contact us.