Careers and Volunteers

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Throughout WWNO’s history, the station and volunteers have enjoyed a rewarding partnership. Volunteers assist WWNO’s staff at the station’s offices as well as participate in the station’s community events in the Greater New Orleans area. The service WWNO volunteers provide helps keep the station running – and the station greatly appreciates volunteers' generosity and enthusiasm!

Administrative

Year-round opportunities available in various departments include filing, answering phones, word processing, mailings and other special projects.

Member Communications

Updating members’ addresses, compiling member information, and reaching out by phone – these are some of the ways that volunteers help us stay in touch with 5,000 listeners who support the station financially. We provide the training; you provide the talent and generosity. Writing, research and graphics talent welcome too!

Membership Drives

During WWNO’s membership drives, volunteers are needed to answer phones and take pledges. Assistance is also needed with pre and post-drive mailings. There are Spring, Fall and calendar year-end drives each year.

WWNO Community Events

Volunteers help to staff tables at WWNO special events and act as ambassadors for WWNO, distributing literature and answering questions. Special events volunteers should have a friendly manner and enjoy talking to people about public radio.

Interested in volunteering? Contact us at 504-280-6060 or email donate@wwno.org.

Career Opportunities

WWNO All Things Considered Host

Position Summary:  WWNO-FM, New Orleans Public Radio, is seeking to hire an announcer/reporter to host All Things Considered, deliver newscasts, write conversational style copy, anchor live news, produce audio content for broadcast and digital platforms, conduct interviews and perform all aspects of live or automated daily on-air operations including board operation. This position will entail working closely with the newsroom and conducting regular recorded and live interviews with newsmakers for inclusion in the program.

We’re looking for someone with confidence and personality to serve as the afternoon drive-time voice of WWNO. This is a chance to make the show your own. New Orleans is a quirky city and we want the station to reflect its unique culture!

Responsibilities:

  • Host All Things Considered, manage master control operations, incorporate a daily local presence during broadcast of national programs, and assist newsroom with breaking news.
  • Write, edit and deliver local newscasts.
  • Plan, conduct and produce interviews, features for broadcast and digital publication.
  • Occasional reporting as needed by news director.

Required Qualifications:

  • 4-Year degree (journalism, communications desired)
  • 2-5 years of broadcast announcing/hosting, journalism, radio reporting experience.
  • Radio announcing skills.
  • Experience with Adobe Audition or other digital audio editing software.
  • Experience with digital news publishing; knowledge of broadcast audio board. operation, broadcast automation operation, and demonstrated interviewing and news reporting skills.
  • Demonstrated news writing skills.
  • Sense of humor and ability to roll with the punches.
  • Ability to work on deadline.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience reporting/hosting at an NPR station.
  • Knowledge of public broadcasting.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Application Procedure:  Email cover letter, resume, audio samples and 3 references to Tegan Wendland, Tegan@wwno.org

Date Posted:  5/14/2018

Closing Date:  Position will remain open until filled. To assure full consideration, applications should be received by 5/28/18.

All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to retirement status and without regard to an applicant’s having previously accused the UL System Board or any of its universities of unlawful discrimination.  Retirement status shall not be considered in the hiring process by any University in the UL System. 

The University of New Orleans is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, ethnic minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.