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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.
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.
Detroit Today Producer (Temporary Position)
WDET is looking for an experienced radio producer/ reporter to strengthen our ability to keep listeners informed of news that matters to the Detroit region. Our ideal candidate understands the issues and conversations concerning southeast Michigan, with consideration of local, statewide, and national stories. This is a temporary position and you would be expected to work 20-30 hours per week until a full-time vacancy is filled.
This position is designed for someone who pays close attention to current events and is able to book engaging on-air conversations on tight, weekly deadlines. Candidates must possess strong journalistic and radio producing skills — which include creating daily rundowns, providing show hosts with clear synopses, crafting strong interview questions, and writing web posts in AP-style. Other responsibilities include conducting interviews, editing audio segments, and coordinating with other editorial staff about show content. Producing social media posts that engage listeners is also a routine part of this position.
The producer will be part of the Detroit Today team, reporting directly to the Program Director and working alongside co-producers and the show host.
Interested candidates should send their resume and questions to WDET’s Program Director, Joan Isabella at email@example.com.
All Things Considered Host/ Senior Editor
WDET is seeking a Host/Editor for All Things Considered. The successful candidate will be able to tell listeners what’s going on in Metro Detroit on a daily basis, bringing together elements including locally-produced features, interviews and spot news.
The host must be able to write sharp, succinct news copy and maintain the audience’s confidence through clear voicing. The host also produces features, interviews and spot news for use throughout WDET’s programs. The host will also create web and social content and will participate in community engagement efforts.
“The right person” will be someone who can manage projects, edit stories in the newsroom, and help to train others. The candidate will have a strong understanding of public radio style and ethics. The ability to meet a tight deadline, work independently and in a team atmosphere, and remain open to learning are key skills.
The successful candidate will have an in-depth and authentic understanding of newsmakers and issues in Metro Detroit.
For more details, or to apply, go to jobs.wayne.edu. The posting number for the Senior News Editor position is #044076.
WDET Technical Operations Manager
More and more, our listeners are choosing to engage with WDET stories and music via digital streams, in mobile apps and through in-home devices like Amazon Alexa and Google Home. We’re looking for someone to help us improve the delivery of WDET’s programming and promotional messages in order to reach listeners wherever they are at.
The Digital Distribution Manager (WDET Technical Operations Manager) will be responsible for optimizing content and sales orders across emerging digital platforms and products – including live streams, podcasts, music apps, websites, and other third-party services.
Operational experience with digital media publishing platforms and analytics tools
Extensive knowledge and understanding of dynamic scheduling platforms similar to Google Ad Manager and Adwizz
Experience distributing digital content across digital channels and platforms, including but limited to live streams, podcasts, websites and other third-party services like TuneIn, Apple Podcasts, and Stitcher
Experience pulling and preparing reports on analytics platforms similar to Google Analytics, Google Ad Manager, or Triton
Our ideal candidate already has experience using dynamic scheduling platforms similar to Google Ad Manager or Adwizz and is interested in learning more about best practices for podcast, music and other on-demand content delivery.
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.