Job Description:

Detroit Public Radio, WDET is looking to hire an experienced Producer/Journalist to join the team of one of the most compelling daily public radio talk shows in America, Qualified candidates can apply through by searching posting 045824.

Develop and produce professional journalism content for radio broadcast on WDET-FM to disseminate news and information, entertain and inform, broaden community awareness of important issues and increase the station's audience base. Requires the application of specialized skills which can be acquired through a combination of considerable job-related training and several years of on-the-job experience. Reports to WDET management.

Produce daily/weekly news reports and features which reflect local, state and national events. Write and produce news programming; follow and report local news events; conduct on-air interviews and handle telephone call-ins.

Produce quick turnaround spots, compelling interviews, and in-depth, issue-oriented feature reports on a regular basis for broadcast on WDET. Must be able to produce high-quality work under deadline pressure.

Produce talk show segments for WDET on important issues ranging from government to education to arts and culture.

Serve as host/anchor for WDET news programs, talk shows and newscasts.

Participate in fund raising activities and pledge drives when assigned to solicit and increase station revenues and financial base. Record and/or make on-air listener appeals; determine appropriate way to incorporate listener appeals into broadcasts; ensure that programming offered contributes to listener base and donations.

Participate in WDET events for the purpose of engaging station audiences. Events include broadcast remotes, community roundtable discussions, listening sessions and station promotional events.

Perform related work as assigned. 




Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree and major coursework in a field directly related to journalism, mass communication, or social sciences. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Minimum three years recent experience writing and producing news content, with understanding of Associated Press style. Minimum three years recent experience with demonstrated knowledge and understanding of audio and broadcast practices and procedures.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Extensive knowledge of public affairs, especially as they relate to the Detroit metropolitan area.
Must demonstrate understanding of complex topics and be able to construct nuanced interviews that hold officials accountable. 

Preferred Qualifications

5+ years of broadcast experience, including experience producing a daily program.

Considerable experience and skill in interviewing and writing.

Ability to work collaboratively and lead projects in a deadline-driven environment

Strong news judgment and experience maintaining high journalistic standards under pressure. Ability to quickly make coverage decisions including assigning, editing and delivering breaking news stories.

Knowledge of Metro Detroit issues, newsmakers and communities as well as current events

Experience with multimedia news reporting

Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications or related field 


Job Location: 
Detroit, MI
United States
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Full time
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(313) 577-4146