Morning Edition Host/Reporter

West Lafayette, IN


Want to be a Morning Edition host and reporter in a newsroom that’s supportive of creativity, new ideas and a healthy work-life balance?

We’re looking for an engaging, knowledgeable host who also exhibits:

-          Ethical news judgment

-          Passion for local news that tells stories listeners can’t find elsewhere

-          A cooperative spirit that helps the whole news team succeed and serve the community

About half your day will be spent on-air and the other half reporting. We’d expect and encourage you to spend the off-air half of the day finding both spot and feature stories to report, and we’d give you flexibility on what kind of reporting you do. We’re looking for someone who’s passionate about BOTH hosting and reporting.

Never heard of WBAA? No problem – our work speaks for itself! In just the last three years, we’ve won Murrows, PRNDIs and state SPJ awards for our work. We foster an atmosphere that prizes quality-before-quantity journalism over “feeding the beast.”

WBAA has an editor who will make your work better, colleagues who offer constructive ideas to help stories be the best they can be and and a culture which is supportive of both professional and personal pursuits. Ours is a close-knit staff that genuinely likes one another – and that can be hard to find!

The Greater Lafayette area is an inexpensive, welcoming place to settle, raise a family and enjoy working in public radio. We’re also a short distance from both Chicago and Indianapolis (via highway or Amtrak).

The salary range starts at $42,500 and goes up from there, depending on experience and qualifications.  On top of that, you get great Purdue University benefits with that, too (retirement plan, 22 paid days off per year, health insurance, etc).

We plan to start interviews as soon as applications start rolling in, so don’t delay -- we’re going to move fast and you don’t want to miss out!


Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  all individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.