Q. How do I apply for a job?

A. Our application process is entirely online. Click here to view our job openings and apply.

Q. How often do Internships and Fellowships occur in a calendar year? 

A. At MPR|APM – Beginning in January 2019, we will have 3 classes of interns and fellows per year: January – March; May – August; September – November. Positions will be posted 2 to 3 before the class starts. All internship and fellowship positions can be found on our job openings page like any other job.

At SCPR, our main internships will be May – August. Please check out our job openings site for details.

At Marketplace, our internships will occur throughout the year. Please check out our job openings site for details.

Q. Do you post internships for high school students?

A. No. Our internships are paid, professional-level training and experience geared towards working adults or college students.

Q. How do I make changes to an application I already submitted?

A. You cannot make changes to a previously submitted application on your own; we’ve got to reset it to “incomplete” first. Please  send an email to careers@americanpublicmedia.org OR direct message us via Facebook.

Q. I want to submit my application for multiple job openings, but I want to attach different cover letters. Is that possible without entering all my data into a new application?

A. Yes. Each time you submit an existing application for a different job opening, a new applicant record is created. Your previously submitted application remains unchanged. Example: You submit an application for Job A, attaching Job A’s cover letter. Later, you decide to apply for Job B but want to use all the information you already entered in the original application; however, you want to attach a different cover letter for Job B.

This IS possible by logging in and pulling up your application for Job A, uploading the new cover letter for Job B, and submitting this version of your application for Job B.  Clicking ‘submit’ will NOT overwrite or erase the data you already sent to Job A; it simply creates a duplicate record with the new attachment for Job B.

Q. How long does the application process take?

A. In most cases the review process takes several weeks. After the department begins reviewing applications, they will contact applicants of interest directly for telephone screening and/or an in-person interview. Applicants might be initially contacted via telephone,  through e-mail or even text messages. Make sure to check your spam folder as in some cases e-mails can be filtered by your service provider.

Q. How do I know when a job has been filled?

A. Our goal is to provide you with an update on your application status in a timely manner, as the process moves forward or – at the least – when the position has been filled. Hiring is one of the most important things we do, though, so it takes some time and can seem like a very long wait for applicants. We know – we’ve all been there! Thanks for your patience.

Q. I saw a job posted on another website, but when I clicked on the link the APMG Careers page said, “Job No Longer Available”. Can I still apply?

A. Unfortunately, no. We remove job postings from our website for a few reasons:  1. The job has been filled.  2. We’re in the final stages of interviewing and are no longer accepting applicants. 3. We set an application deadline to help us manage the candidate process.  Or rarely, 4. The job is not being filled at this time (postponed or cancelled).There are a number of external websites that post our jobs – often robotically! We don’t have control over those sites and can’t guarantee that they are updated. This is why you may see one of our job postings elsewhere, even though it’s closed.

Q. How do I know if you received my application?

A. Did you get an automatic reply from us? If yes, then we received it!  If no – please check your spam filter. The reply comes from noreply@americanpublicmedia.org.

Q. How are job interviews arranged?

A. The hiring department will contact you directly if you have been selected for an interview.

Q. How important are cover letters? Do hiring managers actually read them?

A. Very important – and yes, we read them.
The field on our application for uploading your cover letter is *required*. That’s because we actually read them!

Q. How often are new jobs posted?

A. New jobs are posted frequently. You can sign up for alerts directly on our job openings page; follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn 

Q. How can I find out who the hiring manager is on a job posting?

A. If you would like to address your cover letter, you can address it to “Dear Hiring Manager”, “Dear Hiring Committee” or “Dear Team at XYZ Show/Podcast/Etc”.

Q. May I submit my resume in person or by email, rather than through your online system?

A. No. We track our applicants in an online database. If you are having difficulty with the online system or experiencing a glitch, let us know via direct message on Facebook or send an email to careers@americanpublicmedia.org.

Q. What is the best way to send audio samples?

A. You are not required to submit audio samples, unless the job description explicitly requests them. If the job description requests audio samples, please include a link to your online portfolio within your resume or cover letter.

Q. What if I have questions not addressed above?

A. Direct message us on Facebook or send an email to careers@americanpublicmedia.org.  Please check the frequently asked questions page to ensure that your question is not already answered here. No phone calls, please.