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PBS Wisconsin is hiring two full-time news reporters! This is a great opportunity for broadcast and multimedia story-tellers who love politics and policy as we head into an important election year. Reporting would focus on issues important to all of Wisconsin as we are a statewide network intent on geographic and cultural diversity in our coverage. Competitive salary, recognition of life-work integration and excellent benefits as part of UW-Madison. You’ll join a team of award-winning journalists at a station with state-of-the-art technology and production support.

Bachelor’s Degree in journalism or related field required. Applicants earning a degree in Spring of 2022 qualify.

– At least one year of experience in broadcast and/or professional online video reporting or multimedia content creation. Experience gained in school, such as internships or school media production may be counted.
– Detail-oriented with demonstrated excellent news writing skills, including sharp focus on accuracy, diversity of voices/perspectives and understanding of journalistic ethics.
– Proven ability to work under deadline in both independent and collaborative settings.

– Strong knowledge of Wisconsin current events and issues.
– Experience with reporting on-camera.
– Experience operating a video camera.
– Experience with desktop video editing.
– Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite applications.

Researches, prepares, and reports stories that are balanced, issue-oriented, and analytical for use in news and/or public affairs programs. Employs editorial judgement to select sources, conducts and records interviews, writes scripts, and may edit audio and/or video during the production of reporting assignments.

  • 60% Contributes content including interviewing sources, writing stories/reports, and completing other necessary production tasks to create news/public affairs reports
  • 10% Applies editorial judgment and maintains industry standards of journalistic ethics and excellence
  • 15% Stays abreast of developments in assigned areas, maintains contacts on continued stories to ensure follow-up, and researches topic areas to provide in-depth reports
  • 15% Collaborates with digital content teams on both long-term and short-term multimedia projects

Full Time: 100%
This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Minimum $46,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Expected salary range for this position is upper $40s to low $60s for highly experienced candidates who exceed the qualifications. Actual pay will depend on experience and qualifications.

Must be available to work weekdays, some evenings and weekends as needed, with the ability to travel with occasional overnights for work.

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:, 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.
If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
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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.

Please submit:
– a cover letter detailing how your experience and skills relate to the Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience, and the Required and Preferred Qualifications listed for this position
– a resume
– a list of 3-4 references with one being a current or past supervisor. Please note that references will not be contacted without your prior knowledge.
– work samples: include a separate document with links/URLs to at least three examples of broadcast video or multimedia reporting; also include accompanying scripts. Please describe your role in creating this work.

Apply online at by April 3rd. The job number is 254549.

Questions? Contact: Kate O’Connor, 821 University Avenue, Madison, WI, 53706; 608-262-5221