WRKF Director of Operations
The Director of Operations is responsible for the overall air sound of WRKF, ensuring broadcast of 24 hour a day programming year-round, which includes recording and scheduling playback of all satellite feeds. On call duties include monitoring the station and assisting with technical support.
A primary function of this position is the creation and reconciliation of daily program logs, including entering underwriting contracts and producing monthly underwriting billing. The Director of Operations serves as the primary contact with engineering and IT contractors, working with both to identify and help solve technical problems as needed and to anticipate problems before they occur. Duties include programming and troubleshooting the ENCO automation system as well as training staff and volunteers to use the ENCO system.
• Public radio mission, goals and objectives
• ENCO broadcast software
• FCC Guidelines
• Radio promotion and traffic
• Adobe Audition CS6
• Train fellow employees
• Work independently
• Work effectively with a timeline
• Prioritize and multi-task
Any combination equivalent to: A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university and three years of experience in radio or television broadcasting with one year of experience working with broadcast automation software.
Public Radio experience
ENCO broadcast automation software experience
Salary is negotiable. While the position will be open until filled, applications received by February 15, 2015 will receive first consideration.
Submit a resume and letter of interest to David Gordon, President & General Manager, 3050 Valley Creek Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Posted Jan. 15, 2015
WRKF Underwriting Representative
WRKF seeks a full-time Underwriting Representative to sell public radio and digital media sponsorships to Baton Rouge area businesses and organizations through direct customer contacts. Responsibilities for this entry level position include identifying new sponsors and maintaining accounts. Qualified applicants should have demonstrated success in sales and familiarity with the ethical standards and value of public radio. Critical skills are sales ability, good written and oral communications; and familiarity with standard office computing. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Compensation consists of guarantee to transition to commission on underwriting revenue.
· Identify, solicit and bring in new underwriting sponsorships for WRKF-FM and digital media from businesses and organizations in the Baton Rouge area
· Schedule and attend client meetings to discover clients’ needs
· Prepare and present proposals using public radio audience demographic information
· Write, get client approval and track production for underwriting scripts
· Report to, and coordinate accounts with, the underwriting director
· Be dedicated to achieving financial goals for the station
· Work well within a team environment and perform other related duties as assigned
· Demonstrated success in sales
· Good communication skills, including writing correspondence, and oral presentations
· Familiarity with basic office software such as Word and Excel
· Knowledge of or experience in advertising and marketing desirable
· Experience selling an intangible or business to business category desirable
· Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent desirable
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter as one document to firstname.lastname@example.org
Revised Jan. 9, 2015
Posted Oct. 29, 2014
Contributing Health Reporter
WRKF is seeking an enterprising contributor to produce weekly two-minute reports on health and health policy in Louisiana. This is a part-time, freelance position.
The contributing reporter will closely follow developments in state health policy and Louisiana’s responses to federal initiatives and deliver sound rich, character-driven coverage that pes into the lives of patients, doctors and researchers at work.
The reports will air during WRKF’s drive-time broadcasts and will be distributed as a podcast. A successful reporter will be motivated to become a respected authority on Louisiana’s health beat.
- At least three years reporting experience
- Demonstrated news judgment
- Aptitude for radio journalism and production
- Ability to turn stories on tight deadlines
- Solid communication habits
- Impeccable attention to accuracy and fairness
Interested applicants should email News Director Amy Jeffries, email@example.com, with a resumé, links to three work samples, and a cover letter including one idea for a unique Louisiana health story.
Qualified applicants will be invited to produce a story on spec immediately.
Posted Sept. 2, 2014.
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.