WWNO/WRKF Public Health Reporter

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WWNO/WRKF Public Health Reporter

Position Summary: WWNO in New Orleans, along with partner station WRKF in Baton Rouge is seeking an enterprising journalist to join its regional newsroom as a Public Health Reporter.

We're looking for a reporter who isn't afraid to tackle one of the most pressing issues facing Louisiana and the Gulf South region: public health. This position will focus on key issues of health and healthcare, including disparities in access and outcomes for underserved communities; reproductive healthcare and maternal and infant mortality; and the overall intersection of policy, politics and public health.

We're also seeking a journalist who is patient, listens and enjoys collaborating on projects with other journalists. This position can be based in either New Orleans or Baton Rouge.

The WWNO/WRKF newsroom is growing and we're focused on building a diverse and inclusive team. If you are excited about this position, we encourage you to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Delivers daily spots for newscasts
  • Produces in-depth audio features and digital stories
  • Writes digital content for website and newsletter
  • Shoots pictures for digital content
  • Files spot stories, features and digital articles for NPR and other national outlets
  • Participates in on-air fundraising

Skills and Experience:

  • Newsroom experience, preferably two years. Background in public radio or working with audio-editing software preferred
  • Ability to write and produce stories for both on-air and online
  • A passion for storytelling and public radio

Salary: $45-$55k This position is funded by a two-year grant, with the expectation that it will be renewed in the future.

Submit a cover letter, resume and link to three work samples to patrick@wwno.org. You can address your cover letter to the hiring manager of this position, Patrick Madden, Regional News Director for WWNO/WRKF.

This position is open until filled, with first review February 27, 2020.

WWNO New Orleans Public Radio and WRKF Baton Rouge Public Radio are equal opportunity employers.