WUNC Jobs

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

Permanent Full-Time Positions

Managing Editor for The State of Things
North Carolina Public Radio WUNC-FM, Chapel Hill

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

The 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. The Managing Editor will also book and produce interviews, and may substitute for the host. The State of Things is host-driven and includes interviews, news, and analysis about events, issues, and the arts in North Carolina.

The Managing Editor will report to the News Director.

The ideal candidate 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. Experience hosting a live radio program 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/116631 .  Candidates should be prepared to attach a current CV, cover letter, and audio sample (if available).  The deadline to apply is Monday, April 17, 2017.

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.


Part-Time Positions

Youth Radio Job Openings

WUNC is hiring two “Youth Radio Mentors” and a team of “Youth Radio Reporters” to work at its 2017 Summer Youth Reporting Institute.  These are paid summer jobs designed to help young people tell their own stories to the public radio audience.  Over the course of the summer, students will be trained as radio reporters learning how to pitch, report, produce and voice stories. 

WUNC’s 2017 Summer Youth Reporting Institute is June 14 – August 11.    The job site is at WUNC’s Production facility at the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham.

For more information about the WUNC Youth Reporting Institute please contact David Brower, WUNC Program Director at dbrower@wunc.org or 919-445-9171.

Youth Radio Mentors (2 Job Openings)

Youth Radio Mentors will lead a team of high school reporters through a summer program that teaches young people how to produce public radio style reports about their communities.  Mentors work closely with the students and WUNC’s Program Director through the training, story pitch, reporting and story production process. 

Education and Qualifications: High School diploma required.  Successful applicants will also have public radio news production skills and/or experience working with teenagers.  Valid driver’s license is helpful.

Cover Letter, Resume and UNC Application required. For more information, see job posting: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/116061.

Youth Reporters (6-8 Job Openings)

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

Education and Qualifications: This job requires good writing and speaking skills.  Successful applicants will be adept at working with computers and new technology. Applicants of all level of experience will be considered.

Cover Letter, Resume and UNC Application required.  In addition, applicants are asked to describe an interesting story from your community that you would like to tell on the radio.  Please tell us why you think it’s a good story, why it’s important, why it would be of interest to others and include at least three people that you would like to interview from the story.    Limit your response to one page.

For more information, see the full job posting: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/116068.


Internships

North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC, the public radio station licensed to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is hiring a News Administrative Intern for the summer.

The intern will provide administrative assistance to WUNC’s news team. Includes greeting guests for The State of Things, maintaining databases, and assisting reporters. There may be some opportunities for producing or reporting depending on the station’s needs and the intern’s ability.

This position is a 20 hour per week temporary position at WUNC’s downtown Durham office. The salary range is $12-15 per hour. The position is expected to start on or around May 15, 2017.

High school diploma or equivalent required.  Journalism and radio experience preferred. 

Interested candidates must apply online at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/116431.   Candidates should be prepared to attach a cover letter and current CV.  The deadline to apply for this summer’s internship is March 24, 2017.

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.