WUNC Jobs

Work at WUNC! When we're hiring we post jobs here on our website.

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

Full-Time Positions

Program Director

North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC, the public radio station licensed to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is hiring a Program Director

The Program Director will report to the General Manager for North Carolina Public Radio – WUNC. The program director is responsible for directing many aspects of WUNC’s programming, primarily news, digital programming content and hosts. In consultation with the President and General Manager, the program director will design and implement WUNC’s programming policies to conform with goals outlined in the station’s strategic plan. These goals include providing comprehensive coverage of North Carolina news and issues for an audience that is inspired about public life and culture.

The Position:

The program director will recruit, hire and supervise the station’s on-air news programming staff. The news director and the operations/traffic team will report directly to the program director. So will the on air full time hosts of Morning Edition and All Things Considered, as well as weekend hosts.

Through assistant managers, the program director will provide guidance to reporters/anchors, program hosts and broadcast producers. The program director will oversee the creation and direction of original news and information programming that expands WUNC’s public service to listeners throughout North Carolina and the country.

The program director will also oversee WUNC Music, a music discovery experience, in conjunction with the Music Director, which is currently HD2, streaming and on the WUNC music app.

The program director will supervise the selection and scheduling of locally produced and nationally acquired programming in consultation with appropriate personnel. The program director will work cooperatively with the development director to assure that fundraising goals are met. The program director will serve as a member of WUNC’s senior staff, participate in strategic planning for the station and attend all meetings of the WUNC Public Radio LLC Board of Directors.

The program director will prepare programming department budgets in consultation with the COO, and assist in responding to questions regarding libel, fair use, community standards, and EEO. The program director will supervise, conduct and interpret research about the station’s audience service and use this research to enhance WUNC’s programming. The program director will also oversee certain online content and other new media endeavors, to include smart-phone apps, streaming and HD radio.

Educational Requirements

A bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field, with a master’s degree preferred

Qualifications and Experience

This position requires demonstrated ability in management, and exceptional broadcast journalism and production skills, including experience with news reporting and feature production, and live talk/interview programs. The program director will have a minimum of five years of experience in news and information programming, and experience supervising a news-gathering or broadcast production staff. Professional broadcast journalism experience at a full-time news and information station or news network is highly preferred.

The Program Director will have strong research and communications skills and understand the importance of disseminating research findings to a broad and diverse listening audience. Leading candidates will have:

Ten years of experience as a journalist or broadcast producer
(Will consider an equivalent combination of education and experience)

Management and supervisory experience, with increasing responsibility in each successive position

Experience with supervising public radio programming

Considerable knowledge of radio broadcasting equipment, including digital editing, broadcast operating boards, phone screening systems and portable recording devices.

Knowledge of music discovery and the Triple-A format

Exceptional written and oral communication skills

Familiarity with North Carolina, national and international issues is preferred

Demonstrated ability to plan and meet deadlines, working with materials from a variety of sources and collaborators

Experience with planning and executing on-air pledge drives

Ability to interact effectively with colleagues

Audience research and interpretation skills

Interested applicants must apply at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/177380.  Candidates should be prepared to attach a current CV and cover letter.  The deadline to apply is March 19, 2020.

WUNC-FM and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities

Studio/IT Operations Technician

North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC, the public radio station licensed to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is hiring a Studio/IT Operations Technician.

This position will be working daily with our talk show ventures. Connection and setup before each show, setting up guests onsite or from remote studios, recording billboards, recording segments ahead of airing, operation of the board during the show, and post production duties summarize the daily activities. Additional tasks include managing facilities in our American Tobacco studios, IT setup of computers, software and troubleshooting, remote recordings and broadcasts and operation of drones. Project work will be regular and would include organization/documentation, increasing redundancies and security.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

High School or General Educational Development diploma and six months of experience. Equivalent coursework in computer operations or information technology from a technical school or community college may be substituted for the required experience.
- Journey level requires an additional 6 months of education or experience.
- Advanced level requires an additional one year of education or experience

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of computer operating systems and network and the ability to trouble shoot issues and maintain systems over time. Working knowledge of audio equipment typically found in recording and broadcast studios. Working knowledge of managing recordings, editing recordings, connecting guests to studios and using studio control surfaces.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of trouble shooting, fixing and maintaining studio equipment. Knowledge of designing and carrying out remote broadcasts and recordings. Advanced knowledge in sound and office software.

Evening work occasionally, On-call occasionally, Overtime occasionally, Valid NC Driver’s License, Weekend work occasionally

Interested applicants must apply at https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/175913. Candidates should be prepared to attach a current CV and cover letter.  The deadline to apply is February 27, 2020.

WUNC-FM and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Fellowship Positions

There are no fellowship openings at this time.


Part-Time Positions
 

WUNC Youth Reporter

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 8 Youth Reporters for the Summer Youth Reporting Institute.

These positions are designed to be filled by persons who are currently enrolled in local high schools.

North Carolina Public Radio – WUNC is seeking Youth Reporters to participate in its 2020 Summer Youth Reporting Institute. Youth Reporters will be asked to pitch, report, write and produce radio news stories on assignment for possible broadcast on North Carolina Public Radio – WUNC. This is a unique opportunity for young people to tell stories about their community in their own voice. The Summer Youth Reporting Institute is located at the WUNC Studios at American Tobacco in downtown Durham. The Summer Youth Reporting Institute runs June – August 2020.

These positions are designed to be filled by persons who are currently enrolled in local high schools.

Successful applicants are good listeners, writers and verbal communicators. Youth Reporters will also work with digital audio recording equipment, audio editing software and basic office computer programs.

Applicants with all levels of experience will be considered.

High school diploma or equivalency; or demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Applicants are asked to submit two pitches for story ideas in writing. The first pitch (OTHER DOCUMENT) should focus on any aspect of their community (family, school, neighborhood, etc.) that they’d like to tell a story about this summer. The second pitch (OTHER DOCUMENT 2) should center around an issue in local, national, or global news of interest to them. Each pitch should fit on one page and should include the names of people they would like to interview.

Applicants must apply at: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/177598.  Applicants should be prepared to submit a resume and cover letter, along with two pitches for story ideas, as outlined above.

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

There are no internship openings at this time.