Reporting Fellow

Charlotte, NC

Make an impact on the community. Work with a team of smart, collaborative colleagues.

WFAE, the award-winning NPR station serving the Charlotte region, seeks a dynamic storyteller for a one-year fellowship focused on daily, regional and environmental coverage. This is an entry-level position.

The successful candidate will work in an environment that encourages and fosters great journalism, on-air and online. We are looking for candidates who have an endless curiosity about our communities and the processes, policies and events that impact the people who live here. The reporting fellow will work alongside a senior environmental reporter to help cover that beat, but will also serve as a daily reporter covering breaking news or trending stories.

Occasional weekend and evening work is expected. This job is located in Charlotte, N.C.


  • 1+ years of relevant work experience, which can include internships
  • Strong news judgment
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Ability to produce content for digital and broadcast formats
  • Ability to effectively use digital platforms for engagement, and content gathering and distribution
  • Ability to collaborate effectively
  • Ability to be nimble in a fast-paced news environment
  • Ability to work independently under tight deadlines
  • Ability and willingness to work varied shifts

Send your resume and cover letter and supporting application materials such as audio, writing samples and links to with Reporting Fellow in the subject line. Please include your salary requirements in your cover letter in order for us to consider your application.

About WFAE

WFAE is a community-licensed public radio station that has served the Charlotte region for more than 35 years. Our newsroom has won 19 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in the last four years, two national Murrow Awards in the last three years and a slew of other honors for our broadcast and digital work. Our work is routinely carried on national radio programs such as “Morning Edition,” “All Things Considered” and “Marketplace.”

WFAE is a fast-paced news organization offering an exciting and creative work environment. We look for ambitious and dedicated people ready for challenges. We offer a generous benefit package and competitive compensation.

Our corporate values are important to us. At WFAE, we strive to:

❏        Exemplify the highest levels of integrity and public trust.

❏        Serve as a national and industry model of journalistic excellence.

❏        Be doggedly committed to telling great stories and serving the public.

❏        Succeed through teamwork, respect and collaboration.

❏        Include diverse people, voices, thoughts and perspectives at every level of our work.

❏        Value and reward creativity, curiosity and humor.

❏        Be bold and take risks in service to journalism and our mission.

❏        Enter every room with a spirit of generosity and gratitude.

WFAE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.