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WAMU is one of the most listened-to public radio stations in the country. We are transforming our newsroom to be a multi-platform powerhouse and seeking hungry, creative journalists with a passion for storytelling to round out our team. Sound like you?

If the confluence of national and international issues played against the backdrop of a region undergoing significant change excites you, we want to hear from you. Check out our current openings below.

Multimedia Reporters, Two Openings

The Multimedia Reporters will be effective and imaginative storytellers with a keen sense of how to shape content to suit different audiences, both on air and online.

Editorial Director

The Editorial Director will lead our 20-person newsroom, and direct the station’s regional news agenda. Management chops and a love of local news are key.

Desk Editor

Desk Editors will lead teams of reporters around our new regional beats: Transportation and Development, Arts and Culture, Power and Influence, Education and Inequality, and Race and Ethnicity.

Producer, Live Events and Partnerships

Events are content, too! We’re looking to leverage our local and national content to create in-person experiences that are as enriching and engaging as our radio programs— the Producer generates ideas and executes them creatively and flawlessly.

EEO and the Federal Communications Commission
The Federal Communications Commission has established equal employment opportunity regulations for broadcasters. As part of that requirement, our latest Public File Report is available online for you to view. This report, and all previous annual FCC/EEO reports, are also available in hard copy in the Station's Public File.

WAMU and American University Diversity Statement
Inclusiveness and diversity are hallmarks of American University and WAMU. Our academic, social, and organizational strength is enhanced by our inclusiveness and respect for the unique identity of individuals reflected in their cultural traditions, beliefs, and viewpoints. American University/WAMU is committed to maintaining an educational and working environment that reflects a diversity of views, cultures, and experiences. Diversity includes people of different races, ethnicities, cultures, genders, religions, national origin, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, marital status, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and all federal and local protections. It also includes; as well as individuals with diverse opinions, perspectives, lifestyles, and ideas. AU/WAMU prides itself on the diversity of its staff and faculty. The University’s governing Board of Trustees also reflects our high values of diversity with representation of both male and female trustees and minorities as well as religious affiliates.

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “protected bases”) in its programs and activities. The university expressly prohibits any form of discriminatory harassment (including sexual harassment, dating and domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking) on any protected bases.

The University and WAMU will continue its efforts to recruit, welcome, support, and retain outstanding students, faculty, staff, and leadership who will significantly improve the diversity of our community. Some of those efforts include:

  • Continue to engage in talks on civility and inclusion
  • Continue to develop and implement strategies for diverse recruitment and retention of staff, faculty, and students
  • Continue to provide opportunities to educate management and staff/faculty on maintaining an inclusive and diverse environment

For more information on the University’s Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity in Employment and Education, please see the full Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Policy and the American University Self-Study Prepared for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the AU Community.

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