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Reporter (AKA “Capitol Bureau Chief”)
North Carolina Public Radio WUNC, Chapel Hill

Reporting:        The Capitol Bureau Chief reports to WUNC’s Features Editor.

The Position:    WUNC’s Capitol Bureau Chief is one of the most important and high-profile reporting positions in the state of North Carolina. The CBC covers all aspects of politics and government, with an eye toward enterprise, compelling, meaningful coverage of how politics and government in North Carolina impacts residents. The CBC has significant input into how that mandate is met. Previous individuals in this position have hosted the very popular and long-running WUNC Politics Podcast; interviewed governors, presidential candidates, U.S. Senators, and other leaders; published sound-and-data-rich stories on campaign spending, gerrymandering, and voter integrity; hosted conversations at WUNC-sponsored events; and embarked on a wide variety of other journalistic efforts. It is based in Raleigh, NC.

Duties Include:

WUNC’s Capitol Bureau Chief contributes at all levels to the station’s political coverage in serving our large and influential audience. Stories and reports produced by the CBC also reach every corner of North Carolina via the North Carolina Public Radio Association content sharing partnership. The CBC is an active contributor to NPR and the NPR State Government meetings, earning additional freelance income and a nationwide audience for stories that look at how national politics is playing out in our state. Previous CBCs have appeared regularly on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Here and Now, the BBC, CNN, and numerous other national and international outlets.

As news events do not conform to a regular 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. schedule, there are times when the Capitol Bureau Chief is called on for work during weekends and after hours. The CBC will also be expected to participate in on-air fundraisers and station events.

The Candidate:  This is an important position at WUNC and is treated as such. WUNC is one of the more well-resourced public radio stations in the country. The work culture is flexible and invigorating, with an eye toward rewarding strong performance and creating stability and sustainable professional growth within the newsroom. Collegiality, a sense of humor, and a strong appreciation for the mission and future of public media are other valued traits.

WUNC seeks someone with extensive experience reporting on politics and government at the state level, preferably with an established reputation and/or a vision for delivering creative and important stories and content across all of WUNC’s platforms. The CBC will consult with WUNC’s editors to advise coverage on other beats that are touched by politics, such as education, environment, healthcare, etc.

Leading candidates will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field, with a master’s degree preferred
  • At least two years of experience as a journalist, preferably covering politics
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Creativity and initiative
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and meet deadlines, working with materials from a variety of sources and collaborators
  • Demonstrated ability to work with colleagues effectively and collaboratively
  • A familiarity with North Carolina

Interested applicants must apply at: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/244440

Candidates should be prepared to attach a current CV, cover letter, and links to their journalism. The deadline to apply is December 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. WUNC-FM is committed to anti-racism, diversity, and to building an inclusive newsroom.

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WUNC On-line Fundraising and Marketing Development Associate
North Carolina Public Radio WUNC, Chapel Hill

North Carolina Public Radio WUNC is hiring an On-line Fundraising and Marketing Development Associate.

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 listenership of 300,000 listeners.

This position is located in Chapel Hill, NC.

Position Summary:

WUNC’s mission is to provide high-quality news, cultural and entertainment content to create a more informed and engaged community. The Online Fundraising and Marketing Associate supports that mission by marketing WUNC content and fundraising efforts to the community via social media, newsletters as well as serving as the lead of our online fundraising. This position will strategically expand WUNC’s social media following by defining and implementing comprehensive strategies to increase donor conversions, brand visibility, listener engagement and traffic across all social platforms. This complex, multi-faceted role will enable WUNC to foster deeper relationships with listeners, promote WUNC to new audiences, and ultimately drive audience growth and engagement to higher levels. This in turn will also transition into increased financial support for WUNC.

The Online Fundraising and Marketing Associate will help grow the WUNC brand through relevant social channels to target audiences as well as the local communities. This position will strategize with internal stakeholders across WUNC departments to engage key target audiences through valuable content and grow them into brand advocates.

The Candidate: 

The WUNC On-line and Marketing Associate will be an experienced fundraising and marketing professional with a proven track record of on-line fundraising, marketing, and communication skills.

Leading candidates will have:

  • 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.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital media formats, web development, graphic design, and digital communication platforms.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of online communities, engagement, and interaction.
  • Great customer service attitude.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • The ability to build rapport with donors and listeners.
  • High attention to detail with the ability to think strategically, manage time and effectively prioritize to achieve station goals.
  • Ability to create original content including graphics for social media platforms.
  • Ability to work independently. Excellent time-management skills and self-motivation.
  • A collaborative personality who enjoys working as part of a team and values communicating with management and peers for feedback/insight.

Preferred qualifications are:

  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in communication, on-line marketing, or related field. Master’s degree or comparable combination of education and experience preferred.
  • At least two years of on-line fundraising and marketing experience.

Interested applicants must apply at: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/244719

Candidates should be prepared to attach a current resume, cover letter, and references. The deadline to apply is 12/08/2022.

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. WUNC-FM is committed to anti-racism, diversity, and to building an inclusive newsroom

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Internships


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