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In a recent email, NPR Music says it will grow its programming options. Here are some points for community radio to know.

On Sept. 29, Anya Grundmann, vice president for programming and audience development, wrote that NPR Music will increase its role in producing stories that audiences hear on the NPR newsmagazines and on platforms like NPR One.

To this end, NPR Music has posted three new positions:

  • Music news editor “responsible for ensuring that NPR Music is an up-to-the-minute source for music news across platforms.”
  •  Social media strategist to “engage our loyal, enthusiastic group of fans and look for ways to showcase top station content.”
  • Staff writer “in charge of hip-hop coverage will join other genre experts, producing content for NPR Music and NPR News, and serving as a resource to all our content producers.”

NPR Music is still seeking a Director of Music to serve as the general manager and executive producer for NPR Music.


These changes come as Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Frannie Kelley depart NPR Music.



Community radio stations affiliated with NPR are asked to email your thoughts and questions to

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