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WDET 101.9 FM is Detroit's public radio station and local NPR affiliate. Located in the heart of Midtown, WDET is licensed to Wayne State University and is one of the region’s most active non-profit organizations. Our mission is to serve an engaged, diverse, and curious audience through trusted news, inclusive conversations, and culture experiences that empower our community to move forward. We’re proud to share Detroit’s stories with the world and bring the world to Detroit - on–air, online, and through in-person events.
If you love public radio or are interested in using your skills to make a difference in Detroit, we might the perfect opportunity for you to join our team. Come work in an energetic environment where you can develop professionally, make an impact and have fun at the same time! Learn about our open positions, internships and volunteer opportunities below.
All full-time positions at WDET are listed at http://jobs.wayne.edu and can be found by searching for postings by Department: H8703-WDET or the posting number listed below. WDET only accepts applications that have been submitted through the Wayne State system. Wayne State offers an outstanding employee benefits package that includes health insurance, a generous retirement savings plan and the opportunity to complete or further your education through our tuition assistance program.
We’re looking for two highly motivated, creative and solution-oriented sellers to join our growing team. As a WDET Underwriting Associate, you’ll prospect new clients and build on an account list by offering multi-platform marketing solutions. In this position you’ll be growing revenue for Detroit’s NPR station through radio sponsorship, digital media and events. From collaborating on proposals and closing deals - to cold-calling and copywriting – you’ll be responsible for developing relationships and executing on sales plans. Having knowledge about our programming and being plugged into the Metro Detroit community is a big plus. If you’re a goal-driven self-starter who has a passion for WDET and “gets” public radio, this opportunity is for you. We offer a competitive compensation package including commission and comprehensive benefits through Wayne State University. (Posting Number #041939)
If you’re passionate about arts and culture and have a broad knowledge of music, this could be a great opportunity to share that passion with a curious audience. This is an on-air position, so we’re looking for someone with 5 years of experience behind the mic. In addition to radio chops, we’re interested in candidates who have produced interactive multimedia content and are passionate about engaging fans through social media. (Search posting number #041952)
Community Feature Reporter/Producer
Do you have a passion for storytelling and an interest in Detroit's history and communities? We’re looking for a reporter who has 5 or more years experience producing sound-rich features to join our news and programming team. You’ll be telling stories about the people who live in our region, with a focus on relevant topics such as immigration, religion, and ethnicity. In addition to audio editing chops, we’re interested in candidates who can demonstrate their skill in producing well-written, shareable digital journalism and multimedia journalism. (Search posting number #041953)
Part-Time, Temporary and Contract Work
Part-Time Web Developer
We’re looking to hire a part-time web developer who will be responsible for the design, integration, and implementation of WDET’s web applications. Our website is built with the Django web framework, so you’ll need to be fluent in Python. This position requires a sound knowledge of front-end and back-end web components, accessibility requirements, and related optimizations. Your focus will be implementing web solutions that produce the optimal user experience on any device.
This position is part-time, requiring between 20-30 hours of work per week with flexibility to work outside of the office.
- Administer production and development of web servers, install software, manage APIs, troubleshoots complex configuration issues, and perform system diagnostics and maintenance activities
- Oversee maintenance of the architecture, functionality, integrity and appearance of web sites and mobile applications
- Produce and modify web pages and mobile applications to reflect up-to-date policies, information and services and to enhance the look and feel of digital offerings
- This position will report to WDET’s Senior IT Systems Manager
- Experience with Django and Wordpress web platforms
- Experience integrating third-party software applications and APIs Strong emphases on the ability to create cross browser compatible code to ensure websites are available on the broadest range of devices
- Understands the value of the design process and can help create high quality projects driven by purpose and maintainable code
- Considerable project management skills, including ability to provide time estimates with an ability to work with accuracy and attention to detail to meet deadlines
- The incumbent should possess the ability to checkout and commit code to a source repository
WDET is looking to fill this position as soon as possible. If this sounds like the job for you, please send your resume and cover letter to WDET’s Business Operations Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include "PT Developer Application" in your subject line. We look forward to hearing from you!
Part-Time News Anchor/Reporter
We’re looking for experienced radio professionals to support our growing newsroom on a part-time and/or seasonal basis. Responsibilities include anchoring news programming and live coverage as well as producing scripts, web stories, spot-news and short features for daily newscasts. Applicants must have a minimum of 3-5 years on-air radio experience and a background in journalism, broadcast media, or communications. Interested? Send your resume to WDET’s News Director Jerome Vaughn at email@example.com.
Gain the skills you need for the future. WDET is looking for mature and self-motivated interns and volunteers interested in pursuing a career in multi-media journalism, audio engineering or public media business and sales. WDET offers internships for credit. With opportunities ranging from field reporting and photojournalism, to social media engagement and marketing, there’s a chance for every applicant to learn useful skills. Students and volunteers must be able to commit a minimum of 20 hours a week.
WDET's success is directly related to our connection with you, our listeners. Your generous efforts and gifts of your time are one of the things that help keep great radio alive!
We need your help with:
- "Thank You" Gift Packing
- Music Library Assistance
- Plant Tending
- And More!
Fill out our volunteer application and we will get in touch with you as opportunities arise! For more information about volunteering at WDET, contact our Membership team at 313.577.4550 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a public radio station, WDET believes that it is important to reflect the communities we serve in our programming, staff, and leadership. We recognize that employing a diverse team is essential to understanding and serving Metro Detroit's diverse communities, and to our ability to deliver relevant programming that engages our audiences and helps listeners achieve their full potential. Diversity is one of our shared organizational values and we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment by integrating a wide spectrum of skill sets, perspectives, ideas and values that shape all facets of our work.
WDET is an equal opportunity employer and we actively recruit to promote diversity and inclusion in our workforce. We support and follow Wayne State University’s nondiscrimination and affirmative action policies. WDET is committed to recruiting from a broad pool of candidates, enabling us to hire and promote qualified staff and management that represents a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, personal experiences and characteristics, and talents. Applicants and employees of WDET and Wayne State University are considered for positions and evaluated without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, familial status, marital status, arrest record, height, weight, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal or state law. WDET continually explores new opportunities for achieving and promoting diversity and inclusion and to monitoring and evaluating our success. That means WDET will always meet the standards of federal and state law, Wayne State University’s Equal Opportunity Policy, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Diversity Eligibility Criteria.