WUNC-FM, the public radio station licensed to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, seeks a highly experienced news and public affairs programmer to serve as the station’s content director, a new position. The CD will oversee the creation and direction of WUNC’s locally originated talk program as well as guide the content of our nationally syndicated program. The Content director will report to the President and General Manager and s/he will also serve as a member of our podcast incubator committee and oversee development and production of non-news podcasts. The CD will also be working in conjunction with other departments to develop community engagement opportunities and will oversee the development of programming, podcast and digital opportunities that are approved for WUNC’s New Ventures Fund project.
WUNC serves North Carolinians from Greensboro to the Outer Banks through a network of five stations, with a weekly cume of 375,000 listeners. In addition to our news department, other productions include The State of Things, a live program devoted to bringing the issues, personalities, and places of North Carolina to our listeners, Back Porch Music -home grown at WUNC and our longest continually running locally-produced program and the People’s Pharmacy, a national weekly program co-produced at WUNC. WUNC also has a number of podcasts and more are in development. In addition, WUNC Music is an online, app and HD2 music discovery service that is still under development.
North Carolina Public Radio is a highly regarded, community oriented organization that consistently outperforms its market size. The Research Triangle Park, including Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, consistently ranks as one of the nation’s top places to live, and provides a strong and loyal listener base for WUNC. The station has an experienced and highly skilled staff that provide award-winning news and programming to its listeners.
Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field, with a master’s degree preferred. Five years of experience as journalist or broadcast producer required. Ideal applicants will possess management and supervisory experience, with increasing responsibility in each successive position. Leading candidates will have experience supervising public radio programming, considerable knowledge of radio broadcasting equipment, and exceptional written and oral communication skills. A familiarity with North Carolina, national and international issues is preferred. Experience with planning and executing on-air pledge drives is a plus. So is experience working with podcasts.
Interested candidates must apply online at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/160604 _. Candidates should be prepared to attach a current CV and cover letter.
Please state in your cover letter where you saw this posting. It will help us in future recruitment efforts. Review of applications will begin May 20th and will continue until the position is filled.
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.