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WUNC Student Youth Reporters

Posted: March 25, 2024

North Carolina Public Radio WUNC is hiring Student Youth Reporters.

 

WUNC Radio provides quality news, information and entertainment programming to a broad listening audience that includes North Carolina, the United States and the world. WUNC serves North Carolinians from Greensboro to the Outer Banks through a network of seven stations.

 

These positions are located in Chapel Hill and Durham, NC.

 

WUNC Youth Reporting is opening up our highly competitive and award-winning youth radio journalism training program to youth reporting alumni, high school and college students, ages 18-25. Black, Latinx Indigenous, and all students of color (BI-POC) are encouraged to apply. An intermediate level of journalism experience is required. Participants will learn and sharpen skills in radio journalism, interact with our diverse group of youth reporting alumni in various stages of their careers, build relationships with youth across the state of North Carolina, and connect to a platform that will amplify their work and voice. Selected participants will have the chance to produce a radio story for broadcast.

 

Position Description -- As a participant, you will gain access to training sessions along with that will expand your understanding of the reporting process. In addition to focusing on pitching and editing for a feature story, we will home in on other elements of the news reporting process from digital journalism, to long-form storytelling. 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 journalism instructors, and professional reporters.

 

Salary & Work Schedule – The program will begin Monday, June 3rd, and run until Friday, August 9th. Participants will be paid $17/hour and should designate 10-15 hours a week to work towards a production deadline. Students are expected to join every training session. Students will work in a hybrid format, with daily meetings occurring Monday-Thursday from 12pm to 4pm. There will be multiple opportunities for in-person training at our Durham studio location; this is where we will skill-build and get hands-on with our stories.

 

Minimum Education & Experience Required:  Demonstrated possession of competencies necessary to perform the work. An intermediate level of journalism experience is required.  High school students are encouraged to apply.

The Candidate:  There are limited spots, so we would like to get to know as much as we can before we make a final decision. Candidates should be prepared to submit a current Resume/CV, cover letter, 3 story pitches, and a link to any relevant work and/or social media presence.

 

By applying, you represent to WUNC Public Radio that the personal information you provided is true and accurate. Unless otherwise required by law or University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill policy, WUNC Public Radio will keep confidential any personal information you are required to submit to sign-up to participate in the Youth Radio training and will not disclose that information to any person other than employees and agents of WUNC Public Radio as may be necessary in the administration of the Youth Radio initiative.

 

Interested applicants must apply at:  https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/276644.  Applications will be open until April 15th. Interviews will be held from April 22nd - May 3and our Welcome Orientation will launch on Monday, June 3 at 4:00pm.

 

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.

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