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.
Submit a cover letter, resume and link to three work samples to email@example.com. 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.