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WTJU All-Student News Program

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Get involved in the WTJU all-student News Department! The WTJU News Department covers issues at the University and in Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and Central Virginia communities. Topics include education, government, health, the environment, crime, and other issues of importance to a listening area that spans sixty miles.

91.1 WTJU, broadcasting since April 1, 1957, is a listener-supported public radio station located on the 2nd Floor of Lambeth Commons on the Grounds of the University of Virginia. WTJU recruits from the faculty and student body of the University and from the Central Virginia community. WTJU does not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on age, color, disability, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or veteran status. Announcers must be 16 years or older to host a show solo.

WTJU is looking for experienced writers, editors, producers, reporters, on-air anchors, and researchers to assist in the creation of our 7 minute/5 day-a-week broadcast. WTJU is also looking for writers for longer feature stories, and/or political reporters to cover elections.

WTJU will train you, but a love for journalism and a sincere interest in the community are NECESSARY. WTJU is looking for highly motivated, mature individuals who are committed to the time they opt to spend at the station. Here are a few jobs we need to have done:

  • Check out activities in Central Virginia/UVA (morning person)
  • Make notes for News Director
  • Cover morning meetings
  • Research stories
  • Make calls to schedule or conduct interviews
  • Prerecord materials for later production
  • Co-anchor/substitute anchor (must have good delivery skills, be willing to learn and must be available afternoons between 4:00 and 5:00 PM weekdays)
  • Be an afternoon writer to aid news director/anchors with stories for that day's news; or work on tomorrow's; provide story ideas; co-edit stories with director; edit morning reporter's stories; or conduct/record interviews.
For more information call or check out the WTJU News Department website.

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WTJU is owned and operated by the Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia.
The opinions expressed by announcers or guests on WTJU are not necessarily the opinions of WTJU or the University of Virginia.