WUNC Youth Mentors, Temporary & Part-time
North Carolina Public Radio WUNC, Chapel Hill & Durham
North Carolina Public Radio WUNC is hiring 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.
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.
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/postings/252293 and https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/252298 respectively).
Salary & Work Schedule -- This is a 100% Grant-funded position that will last approximately 10 weeks. The program will begin Monday, June 5th, and run until Friday, August 4th. 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 $18/hour.
Interested Mentor applicants must apply at: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/252306. Applications will be open until April 21st. Interviews are expected to be held from April 25 - May 10, and our Welcome Orientation will launch on Monday, June 5, at 4:30 p.m.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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.