WAMU-FM reporter Austermuhle to depart

Martin Austermuhle, a web and radio reporter covering local affairs, politics, education, transportation and crime for Washington’s NPR station WAMU-FM 88.5, is set to leave after more than 10 years. Austermuhle wrote on Twitter: “A brief interruption for the dreaded personal news tweet: Late next month I’ll be leaving @wamu885/@DCist, where I’ve had the amazing […]

WAMU 88.5 seeks a producer

WAMU 88.5 is the leading public radio station in the greater Washington, D.C. area, and DCist is our digital outlet for local news. We provide in-depth and enterprise reporting alongside essential daily news and information that aims to reflect and serve the diverse communities of our region. We believe in news as a public service […]

WAMU managing editor Proud departs

Kelsey Proud, managing editor for digital/audience at WAMU 88.5 in Washington, DC, has left. Previously, she worked at St. Louis Public Radio for 6 years as a temporary web and social media producer, online producer, engagement editor, and digital innovation editor. She has also interned at PBS and MSN. Proud graduated from the University of […]

McCall to join CNN Audio to manage audience growth and engagement

Alexander W. McCall is joining CNN Audio to manage audience growth and engagement for some of the network’s growing podcast portfolio products. McCall comes from WAMU 88.5 where he was an audience producer. He has also served as an editorial assistant, assistant producer and associate editor at NPR. Before that, he was a news producer […]

WAMU to expand local news coverage

WAMU 88.5, Washington’s NPR news station is planning a multiyear strategy to reshape its news division to provide more in-depth, local news coverage, thus better serving its audience as a leading source of local news. The initiative also includes the filling of eight new full-time news positions for a collaborative WAMU and DCist news division. […]

WAMU 88.5 seeks DCist editor

WAMU 88.5 is Washington DC’s leading public radio station for NPR news and information. In this role, you will ensure the production of insightful, relevant, compelling news stories about the D.C. region. You will also be overseeing both daily reporting and enterprise stories. DUTIES: Spearheads editorial work in key content areas Edits original stories for […]