WUNC Audion Reporting Fellow

Location
Chapel Hill
Posted
May 07, 2018
Position Type
Postdoc
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Type: Permanent Staff

Department: WUNC-FM - 259000

Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty

Vacancy ID: NF0003071

Position Summary: This position is responsible for general assignment reporting including quick turnaround spot news, interviews, reporter debriefings, anchor wraps, online reports and well-researched feature reports. The Reporter will work under the direction of the WUNC News Director. Additional responsibilities may include backup hosting of station content within NPR news magazines, acting as an on-air substitute for other news programs, and producing live on-air interviews for news magazines.

Application Deadline: 06/06/2018

Education Requirements: Undergraduate degree in journalism or related field and three years of relevant experience.

Qualification and Experience: Ability to participate in out-of-state professional development opportunities. Experience building a beat, developing topical expertise and bringing a fresh perspective to vital issues, prioritizing impact. Willingness to experiment with storytelling methods and to adapt to changing platforms and audience needs. Agility to shift journalistic modes quickly and nimbly: from deadline reporting to developing explainers; from deep investigative work to producing live events. Ability to work within a diverse team with varying perspectives, ideas and life experience. Experience building audiences and communities online, and using connections made within an online community for reporting. A commitment to cooperation, teamwork, curiosity, and diversity. Ability to commit to two years with WUNC starting on or about August 1, 2018. Preferred Qualifications: Graduate degree in journalism or related field, or equivalent professional experience. Knowledge of North Carolina. Experience with one or more of the following: multimedia production, particularly photography or video; hands-on audio editing and innovative audio storytelling; working with one or more content management systems; other relevant technical expertise.

Equal Opportunity Employer: 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, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Department Contact Name and Title: Nora Casper, Finance Director

Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: ncasper@wunc.org

Special Instructions for Applicants: Include a Personal statement explaining why the fellowship interests you and why you should be selected (500 words or less). We are especially interested in learning the following: o Why do you want to be a part of Guns & America? o What skills would you most like to develop and how would this fellowship help you achieve these goals? o What do you feel is lacking in media coverage of gun-related stories? o Is there anything that you would like us to know that is not covered in any other part of your application? Provide three examples of your best recent work (preferably one example of work with audio).

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