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 firstname.lastname@example.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.