Music Programming Assistant, WQXR

Music New York City, New York


New York Public Radio's mission is to make the mind more curious, the heart more open and the soul more joyful through excellent audio programming that is deeply rooted in New York.

WQXR (Music) New York's premier classical music station and #1 classical station in the United States is seeking a lover of classical music to join our programming team. You must have your pulse on the classical music world with a strong knowledge of core classical repertoire and recordings. We want someone who is excited and passionate about music, media and audience engagement and creating positive, high-quality content every single day. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the Music Director and Assistant Producer with scheduling and broadcast operations.
  • Create and schedule a daily programming newsletter.
  • Assist with music curation.
  • Prepare audio files for broadcast. 
  • Assist with various database projects.  
  • Assist with CD library organization.  
  • Maintain the department's shared Google Calendar. 
  • Other related tasks as necessary. 

Necessary skills and experience: 

  • 2 to 5 years of experience working with or studying classical music.
  • A love for music and a passion for engaging audiences to learn more about the world of classical music.  
  • Well organized and able to tackle multiple projects at once.
  • Impeccable attention to detail - metadata accuracy matters to you. 
  • Keen knowledge of classical music repertoire and recordings. 
  • Passionate about music programming and curation. 
  • Experience working with music streaming and video platforms preferred.
  • Familiarity with Mailchimp or other e-newsletter tools.
  • An eagerness to experiment and try new things is required!
  • This is a part-time, three-month position with the possibility of full-time employment.