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Mon, Mar 9, 2020

Take and edit photos to accompany digital content drawn from across Wisconsin. Play a major role in growing the visual appeal of Wisconsin Public Radio’s journalism. This position reports to the Director of Digital Media.

1. Two years or more demonstrated experience working directly in journalism (online, print, broadcast) required. (Work performed in school can be counted toward experience.)
2. Must be available to work weekdays and evenings and some weekends as assigned.
3. A willingness and ability to travel throughout Wisconsin. Access to a vehicle and ability to drive for scheduled assignments. (Mileage reimbursement is available).
4. Proven news judgment with a commitment to accuracy, fairness and balance.
5. Knowledge of and strict adherence to high journalistic standards.
6. Knowledge and skill in all facets of visual journalism, with a focus on photojournalism/photo editing. Understanding of photo editing technology and techniques.
7. Visual and aural acuity to capture and edit pictures/video/sound.
8. Understanding of standard visual technology, gear and production tools.
9. Ability to work well and productively in an environment where news is constantly changing and being updated.
10. A familiarity with online news production, including writing for the web, copyediting, AP Style, multimedia creation and audio production.
11. Ability to work non-standard hours in support of major activities and emergencies.

1. Strong knowledge of Wisconsin current events and issues.
2. Proven ability to work in both independent and collaborative settings.
3. Experience/interest in video production is preferred.
4. Ability to prioritize work and make resource decisions accordingly.
5. Encourage creativity. Ability to inspire, motivate, train and grow employees’ skills.
6. Ability to work across a range of skills and in a flexible manner, carrying out responsibilities with colleagues inside and outside the organization.
7. Ability to work outdoors or various weather conditions.
8. Ability to work for sustained periods at computer workstation.


1. Create photography and/or videography to accompany WPR’s journalism.
2. Work with digital editors and other colleagues to schedule and plan for news opportunities or priority shoots.
3. Oversee photo editing/production process. Expand upon and maintain a robust image library.
4. Collaborate with digital team in presenting visual elements and multimedia.
5. Pitch and create visuals-only journalistic projects.
6. Develop and train non-visual staff in taking photos. Identify best practices and consistently share knowledge with colleagues.
7. Create a culture of constructive coaching and regular feedback to encourage creativity and consistency among non-visual staff. In some cases, develop individualized training plans for staff members.
8. Write newsworthy cutlines and photo credits for all images.
9. Contribute to special projects or series as directed.
10. Stay current on best practices in photojournalism and recommend ways to enhance WPR’s offerings.
11. Maintain equipment and technology.
12. Maintain the standards of journalistic ethics and excellence.
13. Effectively engage diverse perspectives and experiences in work products and in organizational interactions, and demonstrate respect for others in all workplace relationships. Support an equitable, diverse and inclusive work environment.
14. Other duties as assigned.

Expected salary range for this position is low to mid forties for highly experienced candidates

HOW TO APPLY: Apply online at by March 9, 2020. The job number is 220285. All of 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) Photo portfolio with multiple journalistic examples; 4) Three professional references.

As applicants progress to interviews, they will need to provide at least three professional references with titles, emails, and phone numbers (include at least one supervisory reference).

Questions? Contact: Kate O’Connor, Wisconsin Public Radio, 821 University Avenue, Madison, WI, 53706; 608-262-5221; [email protected]