WPR's news department seeks to empower Wisconsin's communities through rigorous reporting that provides context, holds public officials accountable, and sheds clarifying light on complex topics. The Lee Ester News Fellow is considered a developmental reporter at WPR. They will be a general-assignment reporter responsible for producing daily news stories and, occasionally, feature-length material for radio and the web. Regular and concentrated coaching on writing, editing, voicing and other aspects of radio news reporting is an important developmental element of this fellowship.
WPR's on-air and online services each reach nearly half a million people every month. Our goal is to keep the audience abreast of the most significant news of the day while providing unique and insightful stories. Attracting and supporting a diverse staff members is key to serving and reflecting Wisconsin's varied communities. We encourage journalists from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to apply.
This is a hybrid position based in Madison and reports to the Daily News Editor.
||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
- 20% 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
- 10% Collaborates with digital content teams on both long-term and short-term multimedia projects
|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
MINIMUM YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE
-Previous radio news internship or up to 1 year of professional radio news experience
-Demonstrated ability to generate news story ideas.
-Some experience producing news stories for the web.
-Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
-Demonstrated ability to operate radio production equipment.
-Demonstrated ability to tell stories about diverse communities.
NOT REQUIRED BUT DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
-Previous public radio experience
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:
Terminal, 12 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding.
$46,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Salary for the Lee Ester News Fellow will be $46,000 for the 12-month fellowship. The Lee Ester News Fellow will also receive health and dental benefits during the term of the fellowship.
The person in this position will be required to comply with the WPR Ethical Guidelines for Editorial Staff 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 4 weeks from posting date. The job number is 275257.
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) A sound sample of a news report. You may provide a link (preferred) or an mp3 file. If you don't have samples from previous work, you may create a report specifically for this application. 4) Two to three samples of broadcast news scripts and online news stories you have prepared. 5) At least three professional references with titles, emails, and phone numbers (include at least one supervisory reference).
Questions? Contact: Kate Crawford, Wisconsin Public Radio, 821 University Avenue, Madison, WI, 53706; 608-262-5221, email@example.com.
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.