Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Job Category: Radio
Employment Type: Full time
Make an impact on the community. Work with a team of smart, collaborative colleagues. This is an exceptional opportunity for a mission-minded and innovative producer. WFAE, the NPR affiliate in Charlotte, NC, is seeking newscaster for Morning Edition. This is no ordinary newscaster position, however. We are looking for an experienced journalist to identify and report on the most important news of the morning for our community.
The successful candidate will deliver newscasts at the top and bottom of the hour from 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday-Friday and will also on occasion be on the air during the newsmagazine portion of Morning Edition. The successful candidate must write engaging copy quickly while organizing sound-rich newscasts, reporting on breaking news, updating ongoing coverage and helping shape the newsroom’s priorities. In addition, you will be responsible for ensuring that your stories and headlines are available to digital audiences through wfae.org and streaming platforms. Must be social media-savvy in monitoring the news and in promoting stories from WFAE’s newsroom. Community engagement is an important part of the work that we do. As such, all members of our team are expected to engage in community listening and events.
This is a unique opportunity to be a part of a dynamic team with a respected and well-loved media organization. An attractive and competitive compensation package can be structured to meet the needs of the successful candidate.
WFAE 90.7 FM is a nonprofit multi-platform public media company, licensed to the University Radio Foundation Inc. With 90.3 in Hickory, 106.1 in Laurinburg and 93.7 in Southern Pines, WFAE serves more than 320,000 monthly listeners and 200,000 monthly readers in the greater Charlotte region with an award-winning mix of local, national and international news, and entertainment programs from NPR® and other content partners. Listen online at WFAE.org.
Across WFAE, we strive to:
• Exemplify the highest levels of integrity and public trust. • Serve as a national and industry model of journalistic excellence. • Be doggedly committed to telling great stories and serving the public. • Succeed through teamwork, respect and collaboration. • Include diverse people, voices, thoughts and perspectives at every level of our work. • Value and reward creativity, curiosity and humor. • Be bold and take risks in service to journalism and our mission. • Enter every room with a spirit of generosity and gratitude.
Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience
3+ years of public radio or related experience
Knowledge of journalistic principles, ethics and standards
In-depth knowledge of state, regional, national and international issues
Excellent organizational, communications (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and also independently