WUNC Youth Reporter - STUDENT

Job description

Position Type:

Temporary Staff (SHRA)

Job Title:

WUNC Youth Reporter - STUDENT

Department Name:

WUNC-FM - 259000

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Position Posting Category:

Public Relations/Communications/Marketing

Hiring Range:

15.00 per Hour


Part-Time Temporary

If part-time, how many hours per week?:


Work Schedule:

Typical hours are Monday-Friday; 1:00-4:00pm

Proposed Start Date:


Estimated Duration of Appointment:

3 months or less

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Posting Close Date:


Description of Work:

WUNC Youth Reporting is opening up our highly competitive and award-winning youth radio journalism training program. No prior journalism background is required.

Participants will learn and sharpen their skills in radio journalism, interact with a diverse group of reporters in various stages of their career, build relationships with youth across the state of North Carolina, and connect to a platform that will amplify their work and voice. 10 selected participants will have the chance to be featured on the WUNC Youth podcast and/or produce a radio story for broadcast.

As a participant, you will gain access to daily training sessions along with tutorial videos that will take you through the steps of the reporting process, from pitching to interviewing to script-writing to editing. Each week, participants will learn a new skill and participate in a challenge, to sharpen that skill. Along with receiving one-on-one training from WUNC’s Director of New Talent and Community partnerships, you will also have the chance to interact with YRI program alums, journalism instructors, and professional reporters on our weekly Instagram live.

Program application is open April 29th until May 14th. Interviews will be held from May 17th – May 24th and our Welcome Orientation will launch on Monday, June 7th at 4:00pm.

The program will begin Wednesday, June 9th and run until Wednesday, August 11th. Participants will be paid $15/hour and should designate 10-15 hours a week to work towards a production deadline. Participants are expected to join every training session and participate in each challenge. Daily meetings will take place at 1pm to 4pm daily, this is where we will skill build and get hands on with our stories.

Education and Experience:

Currently enrolled high school (age 16+) or college student. No prior journalism background is required.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:

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.

Stimulus/ARRA Funded:


Special Instructions :


Candidates should include a current resume, cover letter, 3 story pitches (please use the other document uploads for these pitches, and see information below), and link to any relevant work.

Please included the following information, within your uploaded documents:
WUNC aims to foster a learning environment that draws from a wide variety of perspectives and experiences. Please include your perspective on how diversity, equity, and inclusion is important to you, relative to your work life or personal life and experiences. (500 words or less).

Feel free to get creative with your Pitches, but there are a few requirements you should consider:
-Story pitches should focus on “Who is doing what? And why should we care about this now?”
- Think about what’s happening in your social circle, an aspect of your community, family, school, Club or Organization, etc.
- If you are having trouble getting started, check out what other participants did for their Youth Stories. It may also help to get familiar with the station and what we typically cover, because your story could be the one we are missing.
-Start the Research: Include at least 3 people you would interview, and what they would contribute to your radio story. Be sure to provide contact information (email, office phone, twitter handle, etc.)
-Think broader: Brainstorm how this story may look on social media: What sound and photo opportunities will work well with this story.
-Feel free to check out WUNC’s Youth Voices and WUNC Public Radio Instagram page to see examples of how audio stories translate to social media posts.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/29/2021
Application Due: 5/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time