Job no: 238245-AS
Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Communications, Editing, Broadcasting,
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
NOT REQUIRED BUT DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
1. Fluency with social media platforms, best practices and
2. Knowledgeable about issues, events and newsmakers across
3. Experience interviewing sources for broadcast and voicing audio
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: https://www.wpr.org/wpr-ethical-guidelines.
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
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:
$38,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Instructions to Applicants:
Apply online by 4 weeks from posting. The job number is
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
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:
800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE
BROADCAST SPECIALIST(R22DN) or ASSOC BROADCAST SPEC(R22FN)
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
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: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/
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
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
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