Morning Edition Host/Reporter
WRKF is seeking a creative and enterprising storyteller to join its growing newsroom as a full-time host/reporter in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The host/reporter will be the local voice of Morning Edition, the morning drive program from NPR. You will have the opportunity to put your own mark on the daily broadcast with the support of a hands-on News Director and in collaboration with other station staff.
Baton Rouge is ripe with stories and full of characters. When you take your microphone into the community, you will not be lacking for tape.
Baton Rouge is the state capitol and home to LSU’s flagship campus. Petrochem giant Exxon and gaming leader Electronic Arts both have significant footprints here. It’s a “big small town” with a pervasive sports culture, swamp blues roots, and an upstart young arts scene. If you’re into Southern flavor, the food is really good.
You will be a critical part of WRKF’s expanding efforts to service this diverse community. Tell us how you’ll add to conversations about education, healthcare, industry, and the arts.
Louisiana natives and other southern-oriented journalists are encouraged to apply.
- Anchoring newscasts and station breaks for Morning Edition 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
- Regularly producing interviews and features for broadcast and the web
- Updating WRKF’s social media and website
- Assisting with on-air pledge drives
- Representing the station at events in the community
- At least three years experience in broadcast journalism
- Demonstrated news judgment and a solid understanding of narrative structure
- Ease in the air studio with a professional and conversational delivery
- Technical savvy and troubleshooting ability with audio and multimedia tools
- Ability to take an idea and run with it
- Ability to make sense of complicated information, tell stories creatively, and multitask gracefully on tight deadlines
- Attention to detail
- Sense of humor is a big plus
The deadline for applications is Nov. 18, 2013. This position will be open until filled.
WRKF offers newsroom internships to foster passion for public radio and develop local talent.
Interns work alongside the station's experienced journalists, researching stories, writing broadcast copy, gathering sound, and producing pieces for air.
WRKF's internships are open to college students, recent graduates, and members of the community.
Internships are part-time, unpaid opportunities.
Listen to some of the feature stories produced by WRKF interns.
Scholarships in Broadcast Journalism
WRKF offers scholarships to college students. The scholarships have been created by donors to the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. Scholarships are primarily awarded based on financial need, academic achievement, and good citizenship.
The WRKF scholarship was created to promote the study of broadcast journalism at LSU and Southern University. The scholarship award is to be used toward the following, in order of priority:
- tuition and fees
- room and board
- books and supplies
- commuting expenses.
The recipients are to be selected by an independent selection and review committee.
To apply for the scholarship, please review the guidelines, determine your eligibility, and submit the scholarship application and supporting materials. The foundation staff will review all of the applications, schedule any necessary interviews, and submit materials to the foundation board for review and final decision.
For more information including scholarship amounts and application deadlines visit BRAF.org.
To make a donation to the scholarship fund, contact the Baton Rouge Area Foundation at 225-387-6126 or 877-387-6126.
WRKF is an Equal Opportunity Employer
WRKF does not discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a person's race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Discriminatory employment practices are specifically prohibited by the Federal Communications Commission.