Job Description:

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. 

This position is funded by a two-year grant, with the expectation that it will be renewed in the future. 

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New Orleans, LA
United States
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Full time
Send Application Materials To: 

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

The position is open until filled, with first review February 3, 2020. 

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

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