PBS Wisconsin’s News Team seeks a student journalist who will contribute content to the award-winning political news program “Here & Now” and associated online presence. The position will provide the successful candidate the opportunity to hone writing skills and have their work reviewed by seasoned journalists.
The ideal candidate seeks a career in broadcasting or journalism and possesses good writing ability and strong interpersonal skills. Emphasis for this position is given to students with background and special interest in state and federal government and politics.
With demonstration of initiative, candidate will have the opportunity to produce a story of their own with the mentorship of news staff and production skills of PBS Wisconsin videographers and editors.
The position works collaboratively with “Here & Now” and news staff, interacts with PBS Wisconsin production staff and reports to “Here & Now” Series Producer and News Executive Producer.
NOTE: PBS Wisconsin is in the process of transitioning from a Covid work process to a more normal work process with interview guests located in both the Madison studio and located remotely being interviewed via video conferencing. Some of the student journalist duties can be done remotely.
Working toward broadcast or journalism degree with interest in state and federal government and policy.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
-Knowledge of WordPress useful
-Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop useful
Duties will include but not be restricted to:
- writing and posting content to the “Here & Now” online presence
- researching/backgrounding news stories
- attending Thursday late afternoon “Here & Now” script meetings
- attending morning news meetings, if desired
- facilitating on-set interviewees on Fridays with resumption of normal work processes
- field reporting, if interested
- other duties as assigned
$13.00-$14.00 per hour, depending on qualifications
Thursdays 3:30 – 4:30pm; Fridays 2:00 – 7:00pm
With resumption of interviews in studio:
Thursdays 3:30 – 4:30pm; Fridays 10:00am – 7:00pm
(Option to attend 30-minute 9:00am morning news meetings via videoconference/phone on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays)
ANTICIPATED HOURS PER WEEK
6 to 12 hours per week
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, visit studentjobs.wisc.edu by April 13, 2022.