WAMC has the following employment opportunities available:
Pioneer Valley Bureau
WAMC/Northeast Public Radio is seeking an ambitious journalist to staff its Pioneer Valley Bureau based in Springfield, Mass. The bureau chief is responsible for overseeing coverage of a diverse community, filing multiple stories and web updates per day, in addition to social media posts and photos. The ideal candidate must have strong writing, broadcasting and interpersonal skills, production experience and organization. A knowledge of current events and experience with Adobe Audition is a must.
Job Type: Full-time with benefits
Salary: From $40,000.00 per year
Email cover letter, resume and demo to email@example.com. No calls please.
WAMC Community Representation Policy Statement
WAMC is committed to recruiting for its staff, volunteers and boards highly capable, diverse individuals who can participate in the organization effectively, ethically and creatively and who can serve as successful advocates for public media in the communities we serve. Differences in race, color, age, national origin/ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status, or any other distinguishing factors provide experiences, viewpoints and ideas that can strengthen and enrich our work environment. WAMC aims to create an environment that is inclusive, respectful and equitable, and to employ the talents of people with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.
The overall goal of WAMC is to provide programming as varied as the human experience. Our mission is to serve the public by preparing and presenting non-profit and non-commercial educational, instructional, and cultural radio and live programs that celebrate the diversity of our broadcast and live audience. Our two discrete program streams provide a unique blend of national and regional news and information, opinion and commentary, artistic, cultural, and musical programming to listeners in portions of seven states. We continue to produce and invest in programs that offer diverse perspectives on important issues.
In our journalism, diversity means the inclusion in our reporting of the vastly different voices and opinions of mis or under-represented people and those often ignored. WAMC strives to include differing opinions in our content. To do this, we consciously think of and discuss what diversity includes; race and ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, faith, age, sexual orientation, disabilities, political affiliation and geographic location. In this way, our staff and content will continually evolve and ultimately be unbiased.
WAMC Community Representation Goals
- Review with the station’s governing board those practices that are designed to fulfill the station’s commitment to diversity and to meet the applicable FCC guidelines.
- Move from a diversity reflex to an inclusion instinct. WAMC strives to cultivate a workplace in which everyone feels welcomed and empowered.
- Diversifying our workplace, content, and audiences through increased, varied participation in public events.
- Continue to assess programming and the diversity of WAMC radio content to align with the goal of audience diversification.
- Continue to conduct unconscious bias training for all staff in management roles and annual harassment training for all staff.
- Complete an annual report describing the station’s diversity efforts. Included will be the station’s hiring goals, guidelines, employment statistics for the station and surrounding area, a list of all full and part-time positions hired and any actions taken to support the Community Representation Policy. This report will be posted on our website.
Reviewed & Updated November 2023