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


Managing Editor (2 positions)

North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC, the public radio station licensed to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is hiring two managing editors to join its news leadership team.

One Managing Editor will supervise and manage WUNC’s team of reporters and daily news producers. S/he will assign and edit daily news and enterprise stories. These include features, interviews, spots, and documentaries.

The other Managing Editor will manage and lead the production team for WUNC’s daily interview program The State of Things. S/he will oversee the daily editorial direction and production of the show. This Managing Editor will also book and produce interviews. The State of Things is host-driven and includes interviews, news, and analysis about events, issues, and the arts in North Carolina.

The managing editors will report to the News Director.

The ideal candidates will have experience working in a public radio news room.  A Bachelors Degree and at least 5 years of broadcast journalism experience is required. Two years of management and supervisory experience is preferred.

WUNC is headquartered in the Triangle area (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) of North Carolina.  It’s often rated among the top areas to live in the country.  The ocean and mountains are just a few hours away.  North Carolina Public Radio serves more than 300,000 listeners weekly and was ranked Number 1 in the Raleigh Metro Market in January 2014.  Salary and benefits are competitive.

Interested candidates must apply online at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/82771.  Candidates should be prepared to attach a current CV, cover letter, and radio sample (if available).  The deadline to apply is October 2, 2015.

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.

Director of IT and Engineering

North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC seeks a creative leader to oversee its IT and Engineering Department.  The Director of IT and Engineering supervises a department in charge of the technology that supports a staff of nearly 50 public radio professionals, six transmitter sites, two major production facilities and three small news bureaus.  North Carolina Public Radio stations serve an estimated 300,000 listeners every week.  The news and information station is frequently the top rated station in the Raleigh Market.

This position is accountable for strategic, tactical and personnel leadership, project management, planning, acquisition, maintenance, support, execution, compliance, budget and communication for WUNC’s broadcast, business, IT, security and telecom technologies. The position requires a breadth and depth of vision, knowledge and decision-making needed for a complex infrastructure of hardware, networks and delivery systems. The position is responsible for managing and enhancing the technical operations and facilities that allow WUNC to grow and fulfill its strategic goals.

He/she will act as a technology strategist and will serve as a part of WUNC’s senior management. The Director of IT and Engineering will provide WUNC’s senior leaders with counsel to help drive decision-making on all matters related to business planning and integration of all aspects of WUNC’s facilities and technology.

The Director of IT and Engineering will lead a team of audio and IT personnel who work to support the broader mission of the station and the reporters, producers and broadcasters who produce the programming each day.     The mandate for this position is to insure that WUNC-wide daily operational requirements are fulfilled in a fiscally sustainable manner.  The daily operations include: IT network integrity, production operations and systems, broadcast distribution integrity and internet distribution integrity among others.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced manager and have considerable hands-on experience in IT infrastructure and broadcast engineering.

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Information systems, Broadcast Engineering from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of progressive networking related experience such as network design, analysis or network management;
  • Or an Associate’s Degree in Electronics or Networking Technology and six years of progressive networking related experience;
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Essential Qualities include:

  • A commitment to the mission and goals of public radio.
  • Ability to communicate and interact with a wide variety of individuals, including effective team building skills
  • Experience in multiple IT disciplines
  • Ability to critically evaluate and troubleshoot complex problems
  • Demonstrated success in budget management, technical project management and team coordination
  • Ability to perform under times of extreme pressure while maintaining composure and leadership authority
  • Proven experience in managing a technology and operations function from a technical, financial, and managerial point of view
  • Thorough understanding of IP routing and networking, load balancing, network firewalls and security, in addition to audio over IP network and transmission practices
  • Strong operational background and ability to design broadcast production systems and processes
  • Ability to implement excellent customer service based processes and experience managing a service desk environment

Preferred Qualifications Include:

  • Currently in a technology & operations leadership role with experience with broadcast audio and IP networks as well as digital asset management.
  • At least ten years of experience in a digital production/distribution environment with five years in an executive level technology leadership position.
  • Experience in major enterprise level technology construction or renovation projects
  • Exposure to broadcast, digital media, news or other content-related industry is desirable
  • Public Radio listener

Interested candidates must apply online.  Candidates should be prepared to attach a current CV, cover letter and references.  The application deadline for this position is September 10, 2015.

WUNC-FM and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are equal opportunity employers that welcome all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Deputy/Finance Director

North Carolina Public Radio WUNC- in Chapel Hill, NC, seeks a highly experienced financial and HR Officer to serve as its new Deputy/Finance Director.  The Deputy/Finance Director is a senior management position and reports to the President and General Manager.

The position serves as the station’s Chief Financial Officer, which includes coordination and management of its $8 Million budget (revenues and expenditures), financial reporting, grant administration, and compliance (FCC and University).  The Finance/Deputy Director serves as the station’s liaison with various university offices coordinating functions such as insurance, unrelated business income, payroll, budget and purchasing.  The position supervises a staff who handle gift processing, gift deposits, corporate underwriting accounts receivable, expenditures and audit preparations.  The Finance/Deputy director prepares financial reports for its board of directors, station management, Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Annual Financial Report, University departments and ad hoc requests.

The position serves as the department’s EEO and HR Officer, ensuring the station follows correct protocol on UNC and FCC employment policies and practices.  HR duties include appointments, employee actions, evaluations, position management, benefit administration, employee and management relations, and FCC EEO reporting.

WUNC is an award winning public broadcaster and an NPR member station, reaching more than 300-thousand weekly listeners.  Salary and benefits are competitive for large-market public stations.  The Triangle region of North Carolina consistently ranks among the best places to live in the U.S.

Minimum requirements are a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred), with three years relevant experience.  Candidates should possess a demonstrated ability in management, budgeting, finance and HR.   Preference will be given to applicants with experience in public broadcasting.  Other considerations helpful to the position are experience with UNC’s People Soft system and auditing/reporting.   

Interested candidates must apply online.  Candidates should be prepared to attach a current CV and cover letter.  

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.


There are no internship opportunities available at this time.