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UNC Youth Mentors

WUNC Public Radio, Durham, NC USA

Salary: $18/hour

Level: Entry Level

Duration: Internship


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 and 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/276644 and https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/276661 respectively.

Salary & Work Schedule – This is a 100% Grant-funded position that will last approximately 10 weeks.The program will begin Monday, June 3rd, and run until Friday, August 9th. 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 4pm. Youth Mentors will be paid $18/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.

The Candidate:There are limited spots, so we would like to get to know as much as we can before we make a final decision. Candidates should be prepared to submit a current Resume/CV, cover letter, 3 story pitches, and a link to any relevant work and/or social media presence.

By applying, you represent to WUNC Public Radio that the personal information you provided is true and accurate. Unless otherwise required by law or University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill policy, WUNC Public Radio will keep confidential any personal information you are required to submit to sign-up to participate in the Youth Radio training and will not disclose that information to any person other than employees and agents of WUNC Public Radio as may be necessary in the administration of the Youth Radio initiative.

Interested applicants must apply at: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/276671. Applications will be open until April 15th. Interviews will be held from April 22nd – May 3and our Welcome Orientation will launch on Monday, June 3 at 4:00pm.

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.

About WUNC Public Radio

WUNC is one of the more well-resourced public radio stations in the country. It is headquartered in the Triangle area (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) of North Carolina.The Triangle is often rated among the top areas to live in the country.The ocean and mountains are just a few hours away.

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