Producer (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – November 29, 2015
Not a good place to go if you're looking for job security. Not always a fun place to work. Not much job advancement. Salary's not great. Managers are mostly not competent. The worse part? Everybody assumes it's a "great" place to work, and the people are "public radio nice." In a word? Not.
Continuous learning experience from current events and new technology.
Producer (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – March 4, 2015
The most rewarding aspect of working for a national broadcast organization was learning new things and helping reporters convey compelling stories to the public on a daily basis. Being able to help others and the ability to assist reporters with research, content editing and production to finalize stories for broadcast was very rewarding. Having the ability to manage my job priorities and constantly meeting deadlines helped sharpen my time management skills. The most enjoyable part of my job was collaborating with colleagues to produce excellent broadcast quality, award winning production molded my excellent oral and written communication skills. Gaining the support and confidence from colleagues to handle sensitive information
excellent health benefits and a pleasant work environment.
limited opportunities to cross train on other positions.
Washington Desk Intern (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – September 3, 2014
This internship provides you with a large amount of useful amount of professional experience regarding politics and policy, along with networking opportunities. You are given the opportunity to write for the All About Politics blog, as well as typical intern duties that include transcribing audio, gathering audio in the field, and scheduling interviews.
IT Staff Technologist (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – November 13, 2013
I enjoyed my experienced work-wise as I was able to learn a lot and also got the chance to meet with great staff, including hosts. Unfortunately poor management and lack of structure in my department did not allow us to be as efficient as we could have been.
Most enjoyable company for my internship experience.
Distribution, Marketing, & Communications Intern (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – September 8, 2013
Most cultural and diverse environment to work for. The co-workers are amazing there and very welcoming. They bring a lot of ideas together. Teamwork is significant and very emphasized in the Distribution Department. I was impressed with the feeling of teamwork while I was doing my internship there.
Engineer Assistant (Former Employee) – Washingting DC – August 28, 2013
My duties included identifying shipments of equipment and parts, finding corresponding purchase orders, payment for deliveries, placing machine readable identifing labels on equipment, and keying information into tracking database. I had to engrave some company equipment. Help set up and break down sound equipment.
Staff Accountant-Accounts Payable (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – August 23, 2012
A typical work day consisted of reviewing invoices, check request, purchase orders, vendor and employee inquiries, research and filing. I learned a lot at NPR. I was able to touch on variuos aspects within the Accounting Department. I volunteered to Lock Box Uploads, Billing, Collections and other aspects of Accounts Receivable that were do staff shortages due to maternity leave, vacation etc.. Management-within the 6 years at NPR, there were 3 presidential changes and most recently a total revamping of local management in the Finance department. With each change came different idealogies, vision and managerical styles. Co-Workers. I believe that having good rapport with my co-workers is imperative in creating a good team orientated enviroment. I believe that sharing knowledge is a great way to enpower and build trust. I had good professional relatiionship within the department as well as outside. The hardest part of the job was dealing with irate vendors and developing policy and procedures with resistance to change from senior staff outside the Accounting Depaartment. The most enjoyable part was learning the overall functions of my co-workers within Accounting Operations and Financial Reporting