WUNC Director of New Talent Development & Community Partnerships
North Carolina Public Radio WUNC, Chapel Hill
The Director of New Talent Development & Community Partnerships’ primary duties will include developing programming and curricula to build and strengthen journalism/audio storytelling skills for young and non-traditional students. The director will work collaboratively with colleagues across departments at WUNC to manage and evolve WUNC’s long-running Youth Reporting Institute, an 8-week summer program that teaches radio journalism skills to students across the state. This includes working with WUNC’s grants department on funding and reporting for the Youth Reporting Institute. The Director of New Talent Development will also be responsible for designing and teaching training curricula using in-person and virtual instruction that translates over a diversity of platforms (video, social media, events, etc.). The director will lead the production of WUNC’s youth-oriented podcast content and related events. Additionally, the director will work with novice or entry-level newsroom staff to improve journalism and storytelling skills.
Furthermore, this position will be responsible for developing community partnerships that will help diversify WUNC’s talent and audience. This includes researching potential partners, finding ways to collaborate with community stakeholders, and coordinating education outreach with local schools and advocacy organizations.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Qualifications and Experience:
Minimum of 3 years working in radio, journalism or digital audio platforms
Minimum of 3 years of teaching, coaching or training and development instruction
Experience working with middle grade and high school students
Proven experience with inclusive storytelling
Strong news judgment and editorial skills
Deep ties to marginalized communities in North Carolina and/or the ability to cultivate trust and build equitable relationships between organizations
Ability to work within a diverse team with varying perspectives, ideas and life experience
A commitment to cooperation, teamwork, curiosity, and diversity
Interested applicants must apply at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/184466 . Candidates should be prepared to attach a current CV and cover letter, you may also attach a link to work with a description of your involvement. The deadline to apply is 11/11/2020.
WUNC-FM and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply without regard to age, color, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.