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The following positions and internships are currently available at WUNC. Information about applying is contained in the body of each listing.

WUNC Assistant Chief Engineer
WUNC Diversity & Inclusion Editor


Full-time Positions


Assistant Chief Engineer
North Carolina Public Radio WUNC, Chapel Hill

North Carolina Public Radio WUNC is hiring an Assistant Chief Engineer.

The Assistant Chief Engineer will aid in maintaining and improving the transmission, quality, and reliability of our 10 licensed signals and 14 broadcast studios. This includes 9 transmitter locations, our principal studios in Chapel Hill and Durham and three remote studio locations in Greensboro and Raleigh. Responsibilities include quality of signal for the entire signal path from studios to over-the-air plus digital streams. Assistance with buildings & facilities are included in this position, including emergency generators, HVAC systems, roofing, plumbing, locks, and security. This position reports to the Director of IT/Engineering under Direction of the Chief Engineer and works with a team of technical co-workers and contractors to create, maintain, and repair broadcast and audio systems.

The candidate should be able demonstrate a working knowledge of:

  • Best Practices for:
    • Facility wiring, grounding and equipment interconnect.
    • RF and High Voltage Safety.
    • Network security.
  • Electronic mathematics and formulas:
    • Arithmetic, geometry, and algebra.
    • Ohm's Law, VSWR, Impedance.
    • Electronic theory.
  • Skills should include:
    • Soldering.       
    • Electronic troubleshooting.
    • Reading and understanding electronic schematic diagrams.
    • Audio, rf and network wiring and termination.
    • Use of test and monitoring equipment including: Multimeter, oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, power meters
  • An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and six (6) years progressive experience in the maintenance and repair of radio production, broadcasting, computer, and   transmitter systems; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • FCC General Class License and/or SBE Certification preferred.
  • FCC Compliance knowledge.
  • Communication and Documentation skills.
  • Project Management Skills.

Interested applicants must apply at: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/234051

Candidates should be prepared to attach a current CV or resume and cover letter, you may also attach a link to work with a description of your involvement. The deadline to apply is 8/12/2022

WUNC-FM and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity,

affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply without regard to age, color, gender,

gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, or

sexual orientation.

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WUNC Diversity & Inclusion Editor
North Carolina Public Radio WUNC, Chapel Hill

North Carolina Public Radio WUNC is hiring a Diversity & Inclusion Editor.

WUNC Radio provides quality news, information and entertainment programming to a broad listening audience that includes North Carolina, the United States and the world. WUNC serves North Carolina from Greensboro to the Outer Banks through a network of seven stations, with a weekly cume of 300,000 listeners.

This position is located in Durham, NC.

Position Summary:

The Diversity and Inclusion Editor works to assure that WUNC’s news coverage adheres to the station's audience-focused commitment to diversity and inclusion. The editor monitors, edits, and contributes to coverage across all of WUNC's news products, ensuring that it includes voices from all sectors of our community.

The editor supervises and manages reporters as assigned. This includes assigning and editing stories for broadcast and digital. The editor also reports stories as needed.

The editor contributes to diversity recruitment and hiring efforts in WUNC's news and content departments. The editor also participates in WUNC's effort to identify and manage potential news partnerships, with a focus on reaching new audiences.

The editor is part of the news leadership team and works with the News Director in setting the agenda for WUNC’s news service to listeners and readers. The editor will also be called in to assist in managing breaking news coverage.

The Candidate: 

The Diversity and Inclusion Editor will be an experienced journalist and a proven leader with strong management, production, editorial, and communication skills.

Leading candidates will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism, communication, public policy, or related field. Master’s degree or comparable combination of education and experience preferred.
  • At least two years of management and supervisory experience preferred.
  • At least five years of experience as a journalist with increasing responsibility in each successive position.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and meet deadlines working with materials from a variety of sources and collaborators.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage colleagues effectively and collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated ability to help newsroom colleagues diversify their sources and reporting.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Creativity and initiative.
  • Experience at a listener-supported public radio station or network preferred.
  • Experience with public radio or related not-for-profit fundraising preferred.
  • A familiarity with North Carolina’s issues preferred.

Interested applicants must apply at: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/235908

Candidates should be prepared to attach a current resume, cover letter, and references. The deadline to apply is 08/19/22.

WUNC-FM and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply without regard to age, color, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. WUNC-FM is committed to anti-racism, diversity, and to building an inclusive newsroom.

Fellowship Positions


There are no fellowship openings at this time.

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Part-time Positions

There are no part-time openings at this time.

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Internships


There are no current openings.

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