Create compelling and inspiring conversations for our statewide audience, developing and producing segments for WPR’s live afternoon program Central Time.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or other related field preferred, with 2 years of journalism experience; otherwise four years’ journalism experience is required.
MINIMUM YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE
- At least two years relevant experience in journalism, broadcast experience preferred.
- Superior communication skills, including excellent writing skills for broadcast and web.
- Proven ability to work in both independent and collaborative settings.
- Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize and manage competing responsibilities.
- Demonstrated knowledge of journalism ethics.
- Demonstrated knowledge of reporting techniques and research methods.
NOT REQUIRED BUT DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
- Previous experience in broadcasting, podcasting or with live, call-in talk programming.
- Experience hosting and interviewing guests for broadcast programs.
- Knowledge and understanding of Wisconsin news, culture, issues and personalities.
- Knowledge of Associated Press Style.
- Experience with document sharing and virtual meeting software (e.g. Google docs, Slack, Zoom, etc.).
- Experience meeting daily deadlines.
- Ability to operate audio editing software and audio recorders
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND ASSIGNED PERCENTAGES
- Researches and develops production strategy for one or more programs across broadcast and digital platforms 20%
- Produces, develops, and edits content that may include identifying topics, themes, guests, conducting pre-interviews and/or interviews, writing, and/or integrating content for multimedia platforms 40%
- Performs daily operational activities for live and pre-recorded content, and may direct the editorial and creative process of production activities 15%
- Collaborates with other content creators in pre- to post-production processes, prepares materials, and handles logistics for broadcast and/or digital publications 10%
- Maintains familiarity with studio equipment and/or applicable technology for production 10%
- May schedule and direct operational activities for content production, including live/recorded studio or field productions 5%
Standard work hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The person in this position will be required to comply with the Ethical Guidelines for Editorial Staff of Wisconsin Public Radio and Television located here: https://www.wpr.org/wpr-ethical-guidelines, in addition to the UW-Madison code of ethics.
The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.
HOW TO APPLY:
Apply online at https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu by 12/07/2021. The job number is 245433.
The following must be received for your application to be complete: 1) Resume; 2) A cover letter describing how your experience relates to the job duties and minimum and desirable qualifications. 3) Please provide a link to a written article, script, website, or multimedia project that you have authored. 4) A list of at least three professional references with titles, emails, and phone numbers (include at least one supervisory reference). Note that references will not be contacted without your prior knowledge.
Questions? Contact: Kate O’Connor, 821 University Avenue, Madison, WI, 53706; 608-262-5221