WUNC Jobs

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

Full Time Positions

Music Librarian

The Music Librarian will help WUNC assemble a database of music that will eventually feed a hip new music service that will delight listeners across the state and around the globe.  The Music Librarian will take initiative to acquire new and interesting music, enter it into a database and tag it with metadata needed for creative programming.  We need a self-starter and creative thinker who will use his/her passion for music to help us build a cutting edge library from scratch.  This will be a fun job for the right person.

BA preferred. 2-4 years office or library in-take experience preferred.  Experience in broadcasting, library science, music and/or public radio preferred.  Successful candidates will have an expertise in AAA, Americana, new acoustic, singer/songwriter, alt-country and other hip roots music.  The position requires high attention to detail, database management and a musical ear.

Interested candidates may apply online.


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 at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/87983.  Candidates should be prepared to attach a current CV, cover letter and references.  The application deadline for this position is January 4, 2016.

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.


Digital News Editor

North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC, the public radio station licensed to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is hiring a Digital News Editor.

The Digital News Editor oversees news content on wunc.org and social media.  S/he will develop story ideas, research, conduct interviews and produce meaningful content.  This position requires a high level of technical expertise, ability to use analytics and independently enterprise stories from idea to final product.  It's a creative position that, for the right person, will involve original journalism, collaborative work, video and other multi-media production.

The Digital News Editor is part of WUNC’s news leadership team and reports to the News Director. The position is based at the station’s downtown Durham office.

A Bachelor’s Degree and at least 5 years of journalism experience is required.

WUNC is headquartered in North Carolina’s Triangle area (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill).  It’s often rated among the top areas to live in the country.  The ocean and mountains are each 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/87112.  Candidates should be prepared to attach a cover letter and current CV with links to work samples.  The deadline to apply is December 11, 2015.

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

WUNC is not currently recruiting for interns.

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.