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Offer: Mike Simonson Memorial Investigative Reporting Fellowship:Wisconsin Public Broadcasting and Media Innovations

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Mike Simonson Memorial Investigative Reporting Fellowship

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WISCONSIN PUBLIC RADIO
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Working Title: Mike Simonson Memorial Investigative Reporting Fellowship
Official Title: Associate Broadcasting Specialist
Unit: Wisconsin Public Radio, University of Wisconsin-Extension
Appointment: Academic Staff 100% fixed term 1 year appointment
Job location: Madison, Wisconsin
Availcapability: Best Consideration Date: 3/16/18
Open until filled

BACKGROUND

The Mike Simonson Memorial Investigative Reporting Fellowship is designed for a recent graduate or someone in the early years of his or her career with at least some radio reporting practice.The prosperous candidate will work on collaborative projects with Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism (WCIJ). This one year fellowship begins in spring/summer of 2018. Wisconsin Public Radio consists of 2 state-wide networks of 33 stations. WCIJ is a nonprofit and nonpartisan center located in Madison. Its reports have been cited, published or broadcast by more than 600 news organizations including Wisconsin Public Radio, The New York Times, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The fellow will receive close supervision and coaching as an investigative reporter, in areas that include story selection, interviewing, sound editing, and writing. As the prosperous candidate will be someone who already has some level of practice as a part-time or fulltime reporter, this will be a higher-level of instruction and feedback, with a higher level of work product expected. In 2018, the primary focus of the fellowship will be on environmental issues although other areas of coverage may be explored.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Mike Simonson Memorial Investigative Reporting Fellow is considered a developmental reporter at WPR.He or she will prepare investigative news reports on significant stories for statewide use (through WPR, WPR.org, and Wisconsinwatch.org).Regular and concentrated coaching on investigative journalism, editing, voicing and other aspects of radio news reporting is an important developmental element of this fellowship.The fellow may also discuss his or her latest story on one of WPR's talk programs.

SPECIFIC tasks & RESPONSIBILITIES
   » Prepare investigative news reports on environmental issues and other issues as assigned (through WPR, WPR.org, and Wisconsinwatch.org). Collaborate with appropriate web producers to produce visual elements to accompany stories. At times, the Fellow may also discuss his or her latest story on one of WPR's talk programs.
   » Receive training and direction on investigative reporting practices from the Center. Attend the Center's editorial meetings.
   » Participate in WPR News division meetings as requested.
   » Meet regularly with WPR News management to discuss story/project development and for script/voice edits.
   » Maintain the standards of journalistic ethics and excellence described in Ethical Guidelines for Editorial Staff: http://www.uwex.edu/bami/ethics.cfm.
   » Position may include occasional weekend and/or evening assignments and travel to cover regional and special assignments.
   » Effectively engage diverse perspectives and practices in work product and in organizational interactions, including communication and decision-making.
   » Demonstrate respect for others in all workplace relationships and interactions.
   » Other tasks as apparent or assigned.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
   » Voice quality/sound at or above the state-wide network minimum.
   » Speak, read and write in on-air conversational broadcast style.
   » Effectively communicate in both pre-recorded reporting and live reporting.
   » Operate control board, studio and field audio recorders, digital audio production equipment, and computer.
   » Exhibit sound judgment about and fact-located knowledge of issues and problems.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
   » Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and practice.
   » Demonstrated broadcast and online news writing expertise.
   » Strong editorial and ethical judgment.
   » High quality on-air sound. Excellent vocabulary and articulation expertise.
   » Demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
   » Previous public broadcasting practice.
   » Two or more years of practice reporting for broadcast.

income

The range for this position starts at $32,102. We expect to pay in the low forties with actual pay dependent on qualifications and practice. UW-Extension offers a comprehensive benefits package. More information is available at http://www.uwsa.edu/ohrwd/benefits/summaries/.

How to submit the application:
For best consideration, submit all application materials online at our applicant portal https://www.careers.wisconsin.edu by 3/16/18. Please include: a detailed cover letter outlining how your background and practice compares to the job tasks, essential functions and qualifications of this position; resume and the names and contact information, including email addresses, for three to five work references, including at least one managery reference.

Direct inquiries and online support questions to: Alex Behnke, Wisconsin Public Radio, 821 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, 608-263-0477; E-Mail: alex.behnke@wpr.org

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This document can be made available in alternative formats by calling the person listed above.

Employment is contingent upon establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

It is the policy of UW-Extension to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or candidates for employment. If you require an accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, Contact Us by: E-Mail: betsy.nelson@wpt.org

A criminal records background check will be conducted for final candidates. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. Convictions and pending charges will be considered only if they are substantially related to the circumstances of this position.

As a unit within the University of Wisconsin Extension, WPR is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and no qualified applicant will be eliminated from consideration. WPR is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining an atmosphere of diversity and inclusion. We want our staff and programming to reflect the rich culture and diversity of our state and actively encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Organization: 
Wisconsin Public Broadcasting and Media Innovations

Job Job location: 
Madison, WI United States

Job Job Category: 
Reporting

Deadline: 
Friday, March 16, 2018

Employment Type: 
Full time

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How to submit the application:
For best consideration, submit all application materials online at our applicant portal https://www.careers.wisconsin.edu by 3/16/18. Please include: a detailed cover letter outlining how your background and practice compares to the job tasks, essential functions and qualifications of this position; resume and the names and contact information, including email addresses, for three to five work references, including at least one managery reference.

Direct inquiries and online support questions to: Alex Behnke, Wisconsin Public Radio, 821 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, 608-263-0477; E-Mail: alex.behnke@wpr.org

Website: 
Wisconsin Public Radio Jobs

Email address: 
E-Mail: alex.behnke@uwex.edu

Job Field: 
Radio

 

 

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Company: Wisconsin Public Broadcasting and Media Innovations
Contact Email: alex.behnke@wpr.org


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