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WUNC Jobs

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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:

Full-time Positions


WUNC Daily News Editor
North Carolina Public Radio WUNC, Chapel Hill

The Daily News Editor supervises and manages WUNC’s team of daily news reporters and producers. S/he assigns and edits daily news stories. These include interviews, spots, and quick-turn features. The Daily News 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. S/he will also be called in to assist in managing breaking news coverage. The position includes working closely with the station’s anchor/hosts who report to the Program Director. The Daily News Editor reports to WUNC’s News Director.

Educational Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism, communication, public policy, or related field.
  • Master’s degree or comparable combination of education and experience preferred.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A familiarity with North Carolina’s issues preferred.
  • The Daily News Editor will be an experienced broadcast producer and a proven news leader with strong management, production, editorial, and communication skills.
  • At least two years of management and supervisory experience preferred.
  • At least five years of experience as a journalist and/or radio producer, with increasing responsibility in each successive position.
  • Experience at a listener-supported public radio station or network preferred.
  • Experience with public radio or related not-for-profit fundraising preferred.
  • 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.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Creativity and initiative.

Interested applicants must apply at https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/199193 . Candidates should be prepared to submit CV/Resume and cover letter. Please include links to your work using “Other Document”, “Other Document 2”, and “Other Document 3”. The deadline to apply is October 22, 2021.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and WUNC Public Radio is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Fellowship Positions


There are no fellowship openings at this time.

Part-time Positions

WUNC Community Event Producer - Temporary
North Carolina Public Radio WUNC, Chapel Hill

North Carolina Public Radio WUNC, the public radio station licensed to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is hiring a temporary Community Event Producer.

WUNC, a statewide public radio network, is looking to develop and deepen relationships with communities across North Carolina through event production, partnerships/sponsorships and hosting.

The ideal candidate pays painstaking attention to detail and can work collaboratively across departments to secure needs for executing engaging events, both in-person and in virtual spaces – from town hall conversations to trivia nights to music performances. The producer will be tasked with thinking creatively about how to make WUNC’s events stand out and make others’ visions come to life while prioritizing communities that are underrepresented in WUNC’s core audience.

The ideal candidate also has experience with digital marketing and promotion of events on social media, in newsletters and other platforms. The community event producer will work closely with the Content Director, the Director of New Talent and Community Partnerships and the Community Outreach Committee to approach potential community partners and make recommendations for audience engagement in alignment with WUNC’s strategic plan, mission and vision.

The successful candidate is able to quickly grasp local politics, issues and ideas and have an enterprising mind for how to authentically captivate a diversity of audiences through collaboration and conversation.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; OR equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Creativity and initiative
  • Expertise in researching topics and preparing speakers
  • Demonstrated ability to plan ahead, project manage and meet deadlines, working with materials from a variety of sources and collaborators
  • Demonstrated ability to work with colleagues effectively and collaboratively
  • Demonstrated ability to include diverse stories and participants in programming
  • An understanding of a variety of online platforms
  • Experience with writing scripts, social media posts, press releases and promotional copy

Interested applicants must apply at https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/198956. Please provide resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, include past recent events you organized, produced or co-produced and detail your involvement. Event links or recordings are welcome and should be attached as "Other Document" and "Other Document 2/" The deadline to apply is 09/30/2021.

WUNC-FM and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Internships


American Homefront Intern – Temporary Part-Time
North Carolina Public Radio WUNC, Chapel Hill

WUNC is searching for a social media intern who can oversee and implement social media activities for the American Homefront Project, a collaborative journalism project of WUNC, KPBS in San Diego, Texas Public Radio, KCUR in Kansas City, and WSHU in Fairfield, Connecticut. The project reports on military and veterans' issues for a national audience.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a vibrant social media presence for the American Homefront Project.
  • Engage the project’s audience and potential audience in a variety of social media channels.
  • Leverage social media platforms to build audience for American Homefront content.
  • Monitor military and veterans' coverage from other news media to share on social media.
  • Coordinate with the American Homefront editor and reporters as they develop stories, aligning social media activities with journalism agenda.
  • Help journalists, producers and editors to use social media to develop audience, find sources, and enhance listener participation.
  • Help maintain key social media metrics to assess the Project’s social media success.
  • Ensure that all materials produced meet accepted journalistic standards and practices, including standards of accuracy, fairness, honesty and impartiality.
  • Must be able to work varied shifts and respond to breaking news events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

This position is intended for a college student or recent graduate and is 100% grant funded.

Required:

High school diploma or equivalency and one year of experience related to the area of assignment in a broadcast television, radio and emerging media environment: or equivalent combination of training and experience. Essential skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proficiency with standard spelling, grammar, punctuation, and style. Understanding of journalistic practices, journalistic ethics and public radio’s core values.

Preferred Qualifications:

Military experience strongly preferred, but not required. Significant experience and expertise engaging in social media and other online platforms. Familiarity with social media platforms frequented by militia personnel and veterans. Familiarity with public radio.

Interested candidates must apply online at: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/199615

Please note that this is a temporary part-time position for 5-10 hours/week.

Candidates should be prepared to attach a current CV, cover letter, and link to journalistic work and/or social media presence. The deadline to apply is October 17, 2021.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.