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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 cultural 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.
All full-time positions at WDET are listed at 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.
Detroit Today Producer/Journalist (Interim)
WDET is looking for an interim radio producer/journalist who is well informed about news and current events, and can book numerous, robust and engaging on-air conversations on tight deadlines every week.
This is a temporary position during the hiring process for a full-time producer. It is expected to be approximately three months in duration.
WDET is looking for an experienced producer and journalist to help us continue to grow our daily talk show, Detroit Today.
As a producer, you will work on daily show production and assist in developing and managing the editorial process for all related content. You will work closely with the host and senior producer to follow editorial strategies and research and create segments that engage a diverse, regional audience. The hired candidate will work in-person at WDET weekday mornings.
This position is designed for someone who pays close attention to current events throughout the region and is able to book engaging on-air conversations on tight deadlines. Our ideal candidate understands the issues and conversations concerning southeastern Michigan and has the ability to identify and translate national and statewide stories that are relevant to local listeners. Candidates must possess strong journalistic and radio producing skills — which include creating daily rundowns, conducting research and pre-interviews, providing show hosts with clear synopses and well-crafted interview questions, and writing web posts in AP-style. Other responsibilities include seeking out new voices to appear on-air, building a database of guests and sources, conducting interviews, gathering sound, editing audio segments, and coordinating with other editorial staff about show content. Engaging with listeners in social media and live events is also a critical part of the job.
WDET is looking for an audio engineer producer with energy and an interest in the world of public media and audio content.
The ideal candidate will be incredibly detail-oriented as this position is the last line of defense before our listeners hear our content. The audio engineer double checks that every file and piece of audio is well-edited, properly timed and placed correctly in our automation system.
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!
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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 email@example.com.
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.