MORNING EDITION HOST

UW Extension - Madison, WI (30+ days ago)4.2


Official Title: Intermediate or Senior Broadcasting Specialist
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Availability: Open until filled; for best consideration apply by Friday, May 11

SUMMARY
WPR seeks an experienced, engaging local host of NPR’s Morning Edition on its statewide network. Duties include the preparation, production and presentation of live local newscasts, weather breaks and other continuity elements, in partnership with the Morning Producer. Additional duties include the production of feature pieces and interviews for use in Morning Edition and other WPR programs. The successful candidate will join WPR’s award-winning team of journalists committed to outstanding local news coverage. Hours are 4 a.m. to 1 p.m.
SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Produce, edit and announce live local newscasts during Morning Edition .
Voice all forward-promotion, weather forecasts, and other continuity elements throughout the program.
Produce news reports, feature reports, and interviews as assigned for Morning Edition and other news programs.
Operate the studio master control board, digital production/editing facilities, and field recording equipment.
Actively participate in news staff planning meetings, contributing ideas for features, interviews, and news reports.
Maintain the standards of journalistic ethics and excellence described in the WPR Ethical Guidelines for Editorial Staff: http://bami.uwex.edu/
Participate in on-air fundraising and public appearances/promotional events as requested.
Effectively engage diverse perspectives and experiences in work product and in organizational interactions, and demonstrate respect for others in all workplace relationships and interactions.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Demonstrate sound news judgment in preparing source material for newscasts, using WPR reporter pieces and wire service reports.
Demonstrate an understanding of how to effectively engage listeners when preparing and presenting other program elements such as forward promotion materials.
Excellent voice quality, pronunciation, and on-air delivery.
Speak, read copy, and write copy in conversational broadcast style.
Serve as an active and collaborative member of the WPR news team.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and at least 3 years professional experience as a reporter or news program producer.
Demonstrated experience as a public radio newsmagazine newscaster or host.
Demonstrated familiarity with NPR news programming.
Demonstrated ability to produce in-depth radio news features and interviews.
Strong writing and editing skills.
Demonstrated radio editing and production skills and experience in producing and/or editing digital media.
Strong organizational, research and communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to produce consistent quality work under rigorous deadline pressure.
Working knowledge of and adherence to journalistic standards and ethics.
Commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
SALARY
We expect to pay in the high forties or low fifties; a ctua l pay will be dependent upon qualifications, skills and official title. UW-Extension offers a comprehensive benefits package. More information is available at http://www.uwsa.edu/ohrwd/benefits/summaries/ .
HOW TO APPLY
For best consideration, external applicants may submit all application materials online at our applicant portal https://www.careers.wisconsin.edu submit by Friday, May 11 at 5:00 p.m . Search for job ID #14235. If you are a current UW System employee use http://bit.ly/2n9AibS . PDF formatted files work best. Please include: A cover etter which outlines how your experience compares to the job duties and qualifications of the position along with a detailed resume; the names and contact information, including email addresses, for three work references, including at least one supervisory reference. Please also submit s amples of your work, links are preferred: a) A local newscast (aircheck preferred). b) A local Morning Edition or All Things Considered break (aircheck preferred), including things like forward-promotion, weather, etc. c) Samples of feature reporting and interviewing you’ve done. (One of each is fine). Our online portal handles mp3 files best.
Direct inquiries and online support questions to: Betsy Nelson, Wisconsin Public Radio, 821 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, 608-262-5221; betsy.nelson@wpr.org.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
A criminal records review 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.
Employment is contingent on 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 applicants for employment. If you require an accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact: betsy.nelson@wpr.org
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 applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.