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Associate Project Manager at NPR – National Public Radio


36 $ - 38 $ / hour
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Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    November 27, 2023
  • Offered Salary
    36 $ - 38 $ / hour
  • Expiration date
  • Industry
  • Qualification
    Certificate, Bachelor Degree
  • Career Level

Job Description

NPR Music seeks an organized temporary project coordinator to support all logistics for the 10th annual Tiny Desk Contest. This person will have an integral role in all aspects of the contest, including moderating entries, planning and going on the road for a 10-city tour, and working across teams to ensure a smooth and successful rollout. The expected dates for this role are January-July, 2024.


Contest SupportAnswer questions and manage communications in the Tiny Desk Contest help desk and Contest inbox
Communicate with Legal regarding entrant eligibility questions
Moderate Contest entries, checking for eligibility
Assist with facilitating the inaugural Fan Favorite’ voting process
Member Partnerships liaisonCompose and coordinate with Member partnerships team to send out station-wide communications
Maintain and update Contest resources for stations including (eg. event planning guide, site on
Point person for all communications with stations around Contest-focused local events
Oversee the development of eligible entry lists for stations from selected states/cities
Liaise with member stations who participate in on-site activations on tour
TourMain point of contact with tour venues, ensuring all venues are contracted, paid, and communicated with for tour needs.
Maintain online event pages and manage ticket sales with Marketing
Process all contracts and payments to artists and vendors
Coordinate supplies shipments
Coordinate swag fabrication and distribution with marketing
Create and distribute tour itineraries for Contest winner and NPR staff.
Book all travel for Contest winner and NPR staff
Oversee all front-of-house on-site operations at each tour stop.
Assist with budget management and reconciliation
The above duties and responsibilities are not an exhaustive list of required responsibilities, duties and skills. Other duties may be assigned, and this job description can be modified at any time.


2-5 years of experience working in events, hospitality, customer service or administration
Proficient in Google Suite
Highly organized with strong attention to detail
Strong interpersonal communication skills, especially in person / in event settings

Social media content management
Strong interest in music, music writing, and music discovery
Tour management experience

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in work experience.


Remote Permitted: This is a remote permitted role. This role is based out of our Washington, DC office but the employee may choose to work on a remote basis from a location that NPR approves.

This is a temporary (7-month) full-time position.

Hourly Rate: The U.S. based anticipated hourly rate for this opportunity is $36.05 – $38.46 per hour. The range displayed reflects the minimum and maximum hourly rate NPR expects to provide for new hires for the position across all US locations.