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.