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Open Positions

State Politics Reporter (Based in Baton Rouge):

Live and work in southeast Louisiana, one of the most culturally dynamic places in the country. NPR member station WRKF-FM, Baton Rouge Public Radio, seeks a state politics reporter to cover the state legislature for both WRKF and partner station, WWNO-FM in New Orleans. The reporter will produce timely coverage of the always interesting Louisiana state government and politics through spot and feature reports, for broadcast and online. The position is based in Baton Rouge and will include some travel, and the reporter’s work will be published and aired on both WRKF and WWNO sites and stations and branded as Capitol Access coverage. But most importantly, we’re looking for a talented reporter who’s passionate about covering our state’s most crucial issues and constant policy changes.

- Provide regular coverage for online and radio on current events in state government and politics, including daily reports during legislative sessions and longer feature reporting and multi-part series at other times for broadcast and digital.

- Use social media to promote digital stories, find sources and stay in the know on your beat.

- Develop extensive knowledge of Louisiana government, politics and other issues.

- Provide analysis and live two-ways.

- Suggest and produce special projects, segments and live broadcasts.

- Participate in fundraising activities.

- Contribute coverage to public radio networks, including NPR.

- Produce 2-ways and features specifically for our daily news program, Louisiana Considered.

- Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field or equivalent experience

- Three year’s full-time professional experience in journalism

- Excellent speaking, writing and editing skills

- Experience in broadcast

-Experience using social media to promote and find stories

- Experience producing audio dailies/features for radio

Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter and five examples of their work to Interim News Director Katelyn Umholtz at and with subject line : State Politics Reporter Search.

Position is open until filled - first review submit by February 27, 2023.

We offer attractive, competitive compensation and benefits including, medical, vision and dental coverage, Life and LTD, paid vacation, personal and sick time.

WRKF is an equal opportunity employer.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Throughout New Orleans Public Radio’s history, the station and volunteers have enjoyed a rewarding partnership. Volunteers assist WWNO’s staff at the station’s offices and participate in the station’s community events in the Greater New Orleans area. The service WWNO volunteers provide helps keep the station running — and the station greatly appreciates volunteers' generosity and enthusiasm.

Year-round opportunities available in various departments include filing, answering phones, word processing, mailings and special projects.

Member Communications
Updating members’ addresses, compiling member information, and reaching out by phone are some of the ways that volunteers help us stay in touch with 5,000 listeners who support the station financially. We provide the training, you provide the talent and generosity. Writing, research and graphics talent are welcome too.

Membership Drives
During New Orleans Public Radio’s membership drives, volunteers are needed to answer phones and take pledges. Assistance is also needed with pre- and post-drive mailings. There are spring, fall and year-end drives each year.

Community Events
Volunteers help to staff tables at special events and act as ambassadors for New Orleans Public Radio, distributing literature and answering questions. Special events volunteers should have a friendly manner and enjoy talking to people about public radio.

Interested in volunteering? Contact us at 504-280-6060 or email