WUNC Public Radio

WUNC Youth Mentors, Temporary & Part-time

Post Date:Mar 25, 2022Type:Part time
Start Date:06/06/2022Salary:$17/hour
Location: United States - North Carolina - Chapel Hill Job Reference:
Job Description:

WUNC Youth Mentors, Temporary & Part-time

North Carolina Public Radio WUNC, Chapel Hill & Durham

North Carolina Public Radio WUNC is hiring two (2) Youth Mentors.

WUNC Radio provides quality news, information and entertainment programming to a broad listening audience that includes North Carolina, the United States and the world. WUNC serves North Carolinians from Greensboro to the Outer Banks through a network of seven stations, with a weekly cume of 300,000 listeners.

These positions are located in Chapel Hill & Durham, NC.

WUNC Youth Reporting is opening up our highly competitive and award-winning Youth Reporting Institute (YRI) – a radio journalism training program to all high school and college students, as well as non-students, ages 16-25. Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and all candidates of color (BI-POC) are encouraged to apply.

Position Description -- As WUNC Youth Mentors, you will lead a team of young reporters through a summer program that teaches young people how to produce public radio-style reports about their communities. Youth Mentors will also assist in the creation and production of the participants’ digital content. Mentors work closely with the participants and WUNC’s Director of New Talent and Community Partnerships through the training, story pitch, reporting, and story production process. (Additional info about the program and position descriptions/requirements for the Student & Non-Student Reporter positions may be found at: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings225219 and   https://unc.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/225238 respectively).

Salary & Work Schedule -- This is a 100% Grant-funded position that will last approximately 10 weeks. The program will begin Monday, June 6th, and run until Friday, August 5th.  Participants should designate 10-15 hours a week to work towards a production deadline and are expected to join every training session. You will work in a hybrid format with daily meetings occurring Monday-Friday from 1pm to 5pm. Youth Mentors will be paid $17/hour.

Minimum Education & Experience Required:  High school diploma or equivalency and completion of a two-year technical school program in electronics; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Special Applicant Instructions:  Please provide a resume and cover letter, along with a pitch for a digital story that will work on the Youth Reporting Platform and a link to your social media.

Interested Mentor applicants must apply athttps://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/225278. Applications will be open until April 25th. Interviews are expected to be held from April 25 - May 10, and our Welcome Orientation will launch on Monday, June 6, at 4:30 p.m.

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. WUNC-FM is committed to anti-racism, diversity, and to building an inclusive newsroom.


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Contact Information
WUNC Public Radio
120 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1045
United States
Ph: 9194459179
Email/URL: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/225278

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