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Join the Vermont Public team

We are Vermont’s unified public media organization, serving the community with trusted journalism, quality entertainment, and rich educational programming.

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Vermont Public is a proud equal-opportunity employer. Read our full statement here.

Benefits

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

Current Openings

Non Tenure Track Lecturer in Public Media
Managing Editor and Senior Producer, Vermont Edition


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.

Application Process:

Please apply online at https://www.uvmjobs.com/postings/73100

Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled, with a preference for applications received by May 31st .

Anticipated start date is July 1, 2024 and the position will have initial funding for 4 years.

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Qualifications:
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.

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • 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 paul.deslandes@uvm.edu


Managing Editor and Senior Producer, Vermont Edition

Vermont Edition is Vermont Public's flagship weekday call-in show, convening timely and dynamic conversations about Vermont life and sharing stories about the communities in our region. The Managing Editor and Senior Producer of Vermont Edition supervises the hosts and producers of the show and coordinates work responsibilities, promotions, and digital and broadcast needs. They also work closely with other newsroom leaders to plan coverage and execute special projects. This is an opportunity with a potential for growth, as Vermont Public looks to further integrate our multi-platform public affairs offerings, including finding synergies between Vermont Edition and our weekly news round table Vermont This Week.

Compensation:
The salary range for this role is $79,560 To 93,600 yearly (commensurate with experience).

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and three work samples. Apply & See the full Job Description Here


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 careers@vermontpublic.org.

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.

View Vermont Public's EEO Reports here.