WRKF Underwriting Representative

WRKF seeks a determined and persuasive full-time Underwriting Representative to sell public radio and digital media sponsorships to Baton Rouge area businesses and organizations. Responsibilities for this entry level sales position include identifying new sponsors and maintaining accounts. Critical skills include listening, presenting and self-management. Compensation consists of salary transitioning to commission with income growing as you cultivate increased sponsorship supporting this award-winning local station's mission to inform and entertain.


  • Identify and solicit area businesses and organizations as prospective sponsors
  • Sell underwriting sponsorships for WRKF-FM and digital media
  • Schedule and attend meetings to discover clients’ needs
  • Prepare and present proposals using audience rating and demographic information
  • Write, get client approval and track production for underwriting scripts
  • Maintain accounts
  • Work independently
  • Be dedicated to achieving financial goals for the station


  • Demonstrated ability in sales skills such as questioning, listening, self-management and persistence
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • 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

Submit a resume and cover letter to underwriting director Barbara Clark

Revised Feb 24, 2015
Posted Oct. 29, 2014

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


Click Here to apply via email

Posted Jan. 15, 2015

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, amy@wrkf.org, 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.

View the internship application for more details and instructions for applying or contact News Director Amy Jeffries at amy@wrkf.org.

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:

  1. tuition and fees
  2. room and board
  3. books and supplies
  4. 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.