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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 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. 


Culture Producer

WDET is looking for a dynamic producer to join CultureShift, our daily local radio program that showcases Detroit arts, culture and music. This position includes time behind the mic, so we’re looking for someone with experience hosting and/or producing live broadcasts or a daily podcast. In addition to audio chops, we’re interested in candidates who have produced interactive multimedia content and are passionate about engaging fans through events and social media. 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. Team players who thrive in fast-paced, creative environments are encouraged to apply. 

Apply to posting number 043417 at


Digital Content and Communities Assistant 

Detroit’s NPR station WDET is doubling down on our commitment to creating quality journalism, creative programming and inclusive conversations that reflect the diversity of our community. It’s important that our information is highly accessible and reaches people of all backgrounds, wherever they are and on any device of their choosing. Join the team that will make this happen by applying for our Digital Content and Communities Assistant.

The Digital Content and Communities Assistant will develop and help execute our social media strategy, produce and support our editorial team in creating multimedia content, and contribute to projects that help us better understand and respond to our audience's needs.  The ideal candidate will be a strong collaborator with a track record of producing high-performing digital content and social media strategies that lead to increased engagement through nurturing conversations both online and in the communities we serve.

Apply to posting number 043618 at



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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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


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