Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 18, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 231510-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department: PUB MEDIA/WPR
Location: Milwaukee
Categories: Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media

Position Summary:

The Second Century Fellowship is designed for a recent graduate or early career reporter and is meant to prepare journalists of color, and those from other groups underrepresented in the media industry, for a successful career in news. This individual will be a general assignment reporter responsible for producing newscast-length stories and, occasionally, feature-length material. The fellow will also contribute to WPR's online news efforts. Regular and concentrated coaching on writing, editing, voicing and other aspects of radio news reporting is an important developmental element of this fellowship. This position is based in Milwaukee and reports to the Assistant News Director. This position will operate remotely at present but will eventually be expected to report to the office.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

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

Degree and Area of Specialization:

No degree required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- Previous broadcast news internship or at least one year of relevant professional experience (experience in educational and student media is acceptable)
- Demonstrated ability to generate news story ideas
- Some experience producing or re-purposing news material for the web
- Some experience voicing stories
- Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
- Demonstrated ability to operate radio production equipment

- Previous public radio experience

Additional Information:

The salary for the Second Century Fellow is $3,500 per month. The Second Century 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:, in addition to the UW-Madison code of ethics.

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.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

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


$42,000 ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

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 .
- Note: Please be sure to address the below in your cover letter:
a) Your experience generating original story ideas
b) Your experience writing web copy and/or re-purposing radio copy for the web
c) Your experience meeting deadlines
d) Your experience voicing radio copy
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) Three samples of radio news scripts you have prepared. If you don't have examples from previous work, you may create scripts specifically for this application.
5) Three samples of published web copy. If you do not have examples from previous work, you may create stories specifically for this application.

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).


Erin Cook
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

Job Number:


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:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

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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Applications Open: Feb 18 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Mar 12 2021 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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