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CONTENT PRODUCER

Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 273786-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Department:PUB MEDIA/WPR
Location: Madison
Categories: Production

Job Summary:

Wisconsin Public Radio is seeking talented content producers to help create the next generation of broadcast and digital programming. Their primary responsibilities include writing scripts, booking guests and writing web copy. This role offers a lot of variety; it is fast-paced and wide in scope. Flexibility is a must as WPR seeks to best serve audiences in a competitive media environment. The successful applicant will initially report to an executive producer on WPR's talk show team, and will collaborate with colleagues to produce informative, entertaining and educational content on multiple WPR platforms. We encourage any applicant who meets the required qualifications to apply.

Responsibilities: Develops and produces content and production materials in one or more areas for programming. Assists in developing, coordinating, and directing the production strategy and process.
  • 15% Researches and develops production strategy for one or more programs across broadcast and digital platforms
  • 30% 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
  • 20% Performs daily operational activities for live and pre-recorded content, and may direct the editorial and creative process of production activities
  • 20% 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
  • 5% May schedule and direct operational activities for content production, including live/recorded studio or field productions
Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Education:

Preferred
Bachelor's Degree
Journalism, Communications, or related field preferred.

Qualifications:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
1. Experience in journalism or related field.
2. Excellent writing skills for broadcast and/or web.
3. Proven ability to work in both independent and collaborative settings.
4. Strong organizational skills, ability to work within tight deadlines and manage competing responsibilities.
5. Demonstrated knowledge of journalism ethics and newsgathering techniques.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
1. Experience in broadcasting, podcasting or with live, call-in talk programming.
2. Experience reporting for print, audio or television.
3. Experience hosting or interviewing guests for broadcast programs, including podcasts.
4. Ability to operate digital production software, control boards or audio recorders.
5. Knowledge and understanding of Wisconsin news, culture, issues and personalities.
6. Experience using online platforms or digital strategies to grow audience.
7. Experience with document sharing and virtual meeting software (e.g. Google docs, Slack, Zoom, etc.).

Work Type:

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.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $51,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
The expected salary range for this position is in the low to mid-$50,000's for experienced candidates who exceed the qualifications. Actual pay will depend on experience and qualifications.

Additional Information:

The expected salary range for this position is in the low to mid-$50,000's for experienced candidates who exceed the qualifications. Actual pay will depend on experience and qualifications.

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:

The following must be received for your application to be complete: 1) Resume; 2) A cover letter describing how your experience relates to the required and preferred job qualifications; 3) Two samples of content written for and presented to online audiences; 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.

Contact:

Erin Cook
erin.cook@wisc.edu
608-263-0477
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.



Official Title:

Multimedia Producer II(PB007)

Department(s):

A464000-PUBLIC MEDIA/WPR

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

273786-AS

  The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. 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: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

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).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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