careers at npr
Opportunities at NPR include full-time and part-time positions, as well as training programs such as fellowships for early to mid-career professionals, and a wide variety of internships for students and recent graduates interested in learning more about what we do.
Working at NPR
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Working at NPR
There's no workplace in the world quite like NPR's.
Every day more than 800 staff members, fellows, and interns, come together to provide high-quality journalism to our stations, and through them, to millions of individuals and thousands of communities across the nation. We offer challenging and inspiring work, and value the unique contributions of our staff members.
NPR is alive and thriving - fully embracing digital media platforms and focused on the future. We are looking for individuals to join us who are as geeked-out about public media as we are, have innovative ideas and rock-solid skills to contribute to our workplace, and who, perhaps more importantly than anything else, believe in what we do.
Best Kept Secrets about Working at NPR
Sure, NPR is a great place to work because this is a respected media organization doing great work. But what about those hidden perks that come with working at NPR? Here are a few…
Actually being in the audience for Tiny Desk Concerts.
Randomly bumping into a head of state in the elevator.
Hearing "I love NPR!" when you mention where you work.
Turning on the radio and being able to hear your friends bringing the nation the news.
Discovering a good read on the "giveaway" shelves packed with books sent by authors and publishers eager for NPR interviews.
Catching the action in the studio as All Things Considered is broadcast live on NPR stations.
Getting a voice mail message from Nina Totenberg needing to talk to you about something work-related.
Having NPR librarians around who can answer just about any question you have about the world.
Knowing that no matter what your job is at NPR, you're helping fulfill our critical mission.
And lest you think otherwise, there is no one kind of NPR employee. We can't be categorized. Talk to NPR employees and you'll be energized by the life experiences, backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives of our workforce. We value diversity of thought, and diversity in our staff. And while you may have heard about a stereotypical public radio "type," we aren't all running around wearing sandals and eating granola, or wearing pince-nez and debating the finer points of international policy. (We take off our pince nez to debate.) We like to have fun, and we have a sense of humor about ourselves. (We laughed harder than anyone at the "Delicious Dish" sketches on Saturday Night Live!)
This isn't a workplace for people who want to succeed on their own, or at the expense of someone else. Partnership is the name of the game in public radio. We partner with our member stations to serve the public with award-winning programming. And we partner with each other to make NPR magic happen, day after day.
Take a look at the career and training opportunities on this site and at our stations, and let us know where you think you fit in. We look forward to hearing from you.
Ready for an internship like no other? NPR interns play a vital role in NPR's daily operations in almost every division of the organization - from Finance to Digital Media to News to Human Resources. Our interns work alongside experienced staff members, gaining unparalleled experience in their chosen field and contributing their talents and energies to NPR's mission.
Jobs at Local Stations/
Other Public Radio Organizations
Search for employment opportunities elsewhere in public radio at the Jobline maintained by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). You may also search for jobs at the Web site of your local station.