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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 2, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Communications, Broadcasting, Digital Media, Professional Fields, Journalism, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Editing & Publications Management
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Full Time
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Job no: 238245-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Department: PUB MEDIA/WPR
Location: Madison
Categories: Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media

Position Summary:

This position will create digital content drawn chiefly from WPR's daily on-air talk shows - extending each show's reach beyond a broadcast audience. The position will coordinate with broadcast production teams and the WPR Digital Content Team and serve as an essential champion for digital audiences. This position reports to the Director of Digital Media.

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:

Bachelor's degree preferred. If no degree, two years of full-time experience in journalism, communications or related field is required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

1. Knowledge and skill in all facets of online content production, including writing for the web, copyediting, photography and photo editing, data visualization and audio/visual production.
2. Knowledge of and strict adherence to high journalistic standards.
3. A desire to stay familiar with emerging technologies and ability to target and prioritize efforts in budding digital spaces.
4. Skills to serve as an ambassador for digital and advocate for multi-platform storytelling.
5. Adherence to deadlines. Excellent writing, grammar and proofreading skills. Knowledge of AP Style.
6. Ability to work for sustained periods of time at a computer work station.
7. Ability to work remotely.
8. Must be available to work weekdays and evenings and some weekends as assigned. Ability to work non-standard hours in support of major activities and emergencies.

1. Fluency with social media platforms, best practices and tactics.
2. Knowledgeable about issues, events and newsmakers across Wisconsin.
3. Experience interviewing sources for broadcast and voicing audio stories.

Additional Information:

Pay is expected to be between $38,000 and $45,000. Actual pay will depend on experience and qualifications.

UW-Madison participates in the Wisconsin Retirement System and offers the WRS benefits package to eligible employees. UW-Madison offers a separate benefits package to certain appointees who are not eligible for the WRS.

The person in this position must adhere to the UW-Madison code of ethics and uphold the WPR Ethical Guidelines for Editorial Staff located here:

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.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires 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:



Minimum $38,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Apply online by 4 weeks from posting. The job number is 238245.
The following must be received for your application to be complete: 1) Resume; 2) A cover letter describing how your experience relates to the minimum years, type of relevant work experience required, and each of the required qualifications, and desirable qualifications. Your submitted materials serve as insight for the committee to evaluate how you meet the requirements for the position.

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; .


Kate O'Connor
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-Renewable

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. 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).

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 .

Applications Open: Aug 2 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Aug 30 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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