Volunteers And Careers
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 appreciate their volunteer’s generosity and enthusiasm!
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
Year-round opportunities available in various departments include filing, answering phones, word processing, mailings and other special projects.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
POSITION: WWNO ATC Host/Reporter #2535
WWNO 89.9fm – New Orleans Public Radio seeks an engaging local host of NPR’s All Things Considered. The ATC Host/Reporter is a full time position. Duties include the preparation and production of live local newscasts, news elements, 2 – ways, forward promotion and other continuity elements. Additional duties include the production of feature pieces and interviews for use in All Things Considered and other programs as assigned including hosting WWNO’s weekly local news magazine. The successful candidate will join WWNO’s award-winning team of journalists committed to outstanding local news coverage. New Orleans is a unique, vibrant, and dynamic city with a story around every corner. You can help us tell those stories. This position reports to the News Director; hours are Monday-Friday approximately 10:00 a.m. to 6:00pm.
SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Produce, edit and announce live local newscasts during All Things Considered.
2. Voice all forward-promotion, weather forecasts, and other continuity elements throughout the program.
3. Produce news reports, feature reports, and interviews as assigned for All Things Considered and other news programs, and post to digital platforms.
4. Operate the studio master control board, digital production/editing facilities, and field reporting equipment.
5. Actively participate in news staff planning meetings, contributing ideas for features, interviews, and news reports. Contribute and engage on WWNO’s digital platforms.
6. Maintain the standards of journalistic ethics and excellence
7. Participate in on-air fundraising and public appearances/promotional events as requested.
8. Effectively engage diverse perspectives and experiences in work product and in organizational interactions, including communication and decision-making.
9. Demonstrate respect for others in all workplace relationships and interactions.
10. Host and produce in collaboration with the WWNO news department, weekly general news magazine program “All Things New Orleans “
11. Other duties as assigned
- Speak, read copy, and write copy in a conversational broadcast style.
- Excellent voice quality, pronunciation, and on-air delivery.
- Demonstrate sound news judgment in preparing source material for newscasts, using WWNO reporter pieces and wire service reports.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how to effectively engage listeners when preparing and presenting other program elements such as forward promotion materials.
- Operate the studio master control board and digital production/editing equipment.
- Contribute to WWNO’s digital multimedia platforms
- Serve as an active and collaborative member of the WWNO news team.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Professional experience as a reporter or news program producer.
- Demonstrated familiarity with NPR news programming.
- Demonstrated ability to produce in-depth radio news features and interviews.
- Strong writing and editing skills.
- Strong organizational, research and communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to produce consistent quality work under rigorous deadline pressure.
- Working knowledge of and adherence to journalistic standards and ethics.
- Demonstrated support of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
- Experience as a newsmagazine newscaster or host.
Salary commensurate with experience. This position offers health, dental, and vision insurance, as well as retirement benefits, tuition assistance, vacation, holiday, and sick time accrual.
To apply, send or e-mail a cover letter, two writing samples, and resume to ATC Host search: Attn Eve Troeh email@example.com
This position reports to the WWNO News Director, Eve Treoh and is unclassified. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive.
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled; For best consideration submit application no later than September 23, 2016
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.