Youth Radio has entered an exciting period of growth, and we want you to join us.

We are looking for talented individuals to be part of the creation of our national network, working side by side with youth and top professionals in the fields of journalism, arts, and technology.

Come be part of a team that makes a difference, building the future of youth driven media!


Development Director

With an average operating budget of approximately $4M, Youth Radio is entering a period of significant organizational growth that requires broadening the funding mechanisms that have sustained it thus far, presenting an exciting opportunity to build and operationalize a comprehensive strategic development plan for the nation’s preeminent independent youth media organization. By providing structure and clear action plans, the new Development Director will empower staff and board members to build upon the current base of individual and institutional support.

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Senior Institutional Giving Manager

Youth Radio is in a period of rapid growth as we implement a 4-year fundraising campaign to fully implement our strategic plan and grow our budget by 200%. We are seeking a Senior Manager of Institutional Giving to manage and grow Youth Radio’s pipeline of institutional supporters for our core operations in Oakland, amounting to approximately $4 million per year. This position reports to the Director of Institutional Giving.

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Business Development Consultant

Youth Radio seeks a resourceful, self-directed, and highly-driven business development analyst for Teach Youth Radio, Youth Radio’s online learning resource division that develops toolkits, bootcamps, professional development opportunities, and convenings for teen storytellers and their mentors nationwide.


Headquartered in Oakland, CA, Youth Radio is a one-of-a-kind, youth-driven production company that serves as NPR’s Youth Desk, and through a variety of outlets, reaches audiences in the tens of millions. YR is the winner of multiple journalism honors including the Peabody, Columbia-Dupont, Kennedy, Murrow, and White House Awards.

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Chief Finance & Administrative Officer

Youth Radio’s Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (CFAO) reports to the Executive Director and
is primarily responsible for the organization’s financial oversight and systems, and day-to-day
operational activities including human resources and information technology. The CFAO is also
responsible for developing a robust financial plan that drives business planning, fundraising, decisionmaking,
cost management, and growth while working closely with internal stakeholders to shape and
lead the organization’s facilities, operations, and technology functions.
This key executive will work closely with the Executive Director to identify new revenue strategies to
support the organization’s expansion. The CFAO will also partner with the senior leadership team in
strategic decision making to enhance Youth Radio’s quality programming and capacity building.

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First Impression Coordinator

The First Impression Coordinator is a full time position responsible for undertaking daily reception and clerical duties at Youth Radio’s main entrance during the opening shift (9:30am-5:30pm) The ideal candidate will have a friendly and easy-going personality while also being very perceptive and disciplined. A customer-oriented approach is essential.

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Senior Producer

The Senior Radio Producer will play a lead role in our production company, bringing creativity and top-notch audio production skills to a team of professional journalists and young people around the country. You will drive deep reporting projects in addition to fast-turnaround news features, and have fun in the process. We are eager to bring on new talent with vision, energy, new ideas for create storytelling formats, and a love for all-things audio. It’s an opportunity to produce in partnership with teens and college-aged youth, getting direct access to the stories that only young people know first-hand. Your work will work reach an unusual cross-section of major audiences through national outlets including: The New York Times, NPR, and Teen Vogue.

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Investigative Journalist

The Investigative Journalist will lead original investigations that hold institutions and public officials accountable on issues that directly affect young people’s lives and communities. We have a strong track record of award-winning investigative reporting, across platforms and issues. We are eager to bring on new talent and build a vibrant desk that produces ground-breaking coverage. You’ll join a one-of-a-kind production company that integrates young people into high-stakes investigations and gets results at a policy level and in the lives of affected communities. It’s an opportunity to report in partnership with teens and college-aged youth, getting direct access to the stories that only young people know first-hand. Your work will work reach an unusual cross-section of major audiences through national outlets including: The New York Times, NPR, and Teen Vogue.

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Podcast Producer

The Podcast Producer will join Youth Radio’s media team to take our podcast programming to the next level. You’ll be the creative force behind the podcast feed for the nation’s lead producer of youth reporting and opinion.

With an eye on trending news and culture, you’ll make fast, effective decisions about the best approach for programming our podcast for maximum impact. It’s a chance to make your mark and work closely with youth reporters and artists to create an unforgettable podcast experience. Youth Radio’s partners include NPR (where we serve as the Youth Desk) as well as The New York Times, Teen Vogue, and Marketplace.


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