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WDET 101.9 FM is Detroit's public radio station and NPR affiliate. Located in the heart of the city, 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 have 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.

 

Careers 


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. 

Underwriting Sales Representative

We’re looking for a highly-motivated, creative and solution-oriented seller to join our growing team.  As WDET Underwriting Sales Representative, 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 copy writing – 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.

Apply to posting number 042715 at jobs.wayne.edu.​

Part-Time Web Developer

We are looking to hire a part-time web developer who will design, build and improve WDET’s content and digital platforms (web and mobile). He or she should have strong front-end development skills and be comfortable with back-end development on the Django web framework written in Python and server maintenance.

This position is part-time, requiring between 20-30 hours of work per week with flexibility to work outside of the office. As a member of WDET’s Technical Operations team, we expect that he or she is available to come into the office for work sessions and meetings.

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Digital Content Communities Specialist

Collaborate with a network of staff journalists; cultivate a broad, diverse network of guest bloggers and contributors and scout and source out-of-house material for incorporation into the daily content stream. Provide insight and direction regarding formatics, style and tone and oversee the trafficking, creation and quality assurance of all content.

Apply to posting number 042769 at jobs.wayne.edu.

 

Internships


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. 
 

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Volunteer


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: 

  • Mailings 
  • Recycling 
  • "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 memberservices@wdet.org.

 

Equality Opportunity


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.

Wayne State University Non-Discrimination & Affirmative Action Policy