Public Radio Fellowship – Couch Fellowship for Innovation

Employer New Hampshire Public Radio
Location Concord, NH
Type Full time
Apply by January 24, 2021
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Posted on January 8, 2021


About the position

The Barbara and Dick Couch Fellowship for Innovation is a fellowship for recent graduates who aspire to a career in public media. The fellow will gain hands-on experience in all aspects of news reporting and audio production.

The fellow will start in the News department, working alongside other members of the News team, 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.

The fellowship is a full-time, eight month position. Fellows receive a stipend of $25,000 plus benefits, including company-paid individual health and dental insurance and paid vacation, sick time, and holidays.

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.

About the station

We are 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.

Who should apply

Ideal candidates are inspired by innovative storytelling and/or journalism through on-air and online media and aspire to a career in public media. Previous public media experience is not required. The fellowship is open to applicants who completed their undergraduate or graduate degrees within the past three years. A valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record is required. 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.

Application process

Please submit:

  • A cover letter that explains your interest in the fellowship
  • Your resume
  • A written professional or academic reference, which you can upload with your application or send to
  • 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.

If you would like to be considered for other fellowships at NHPR, please let us know which ones in your cover letter. There is no need to submit separate applications.