MORNING NEWS PRODUCER

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


Working Title: Morning News Producer
Official Title: Associate or Intermediate Broadcasting Specialist
Appointment: Academic Staff 100% fixed term appointment
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Availability: Open until filled; for best consideration apply by April 23 at 5pm

POSITION SUMMARY
Wisconsin Public Radio is the second-largest public radio network in the U.S., with a combined total of 37 stations. The Morning Producer works with the Morning Edition host to ensure this statewide broadcast is responsive to breaking news and includes thoughtful and relevant content. This could include rewriting news into radio-friendly copy and writing original stories. The Morning Producer will also help set up, edit, and mix interviews conducted by the host. Will also assist in the production of the Morning Show on WPR’s Ideas Network. The Morning Producer typically works 4:00am – noon. This position reports to the News Director.
SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Work with the Morning Edition host and News Director to identify and prepare stories for use on-air and on the web.
Monitor NPR and other sources for program changes and breaking news alerts.
Assist in the production of the Morning Show on WPR’s Ideas Network. This could include pulling soundbites for use on the show or in newscasts, creating and updating website content, pitching ideas and booking guests.
Contribute on a daily basis to our website, WPR.org, and other digital projects and collaborate with our digital content team on both long-term and short-term multimedia projects.
Report news through live interviews with the Morning Edition host.
Set up, edit, and mix interviews conducted by the Morning Edition host.
Participate in on-air fundraising and public appearances/promotional events as requested. Participate in news division and statewide meetings.
Operate control board and field reporting equipment; evaluate office/studio equipment needs; report electronics problems to proper staff.
Maintain the standards of journalistic ethics and excellence described in Ethical Guidelines for Editorial Staff: http://bami.uwex.edu/broadcasting-and-media-innovations-ethical-guidelines .
Effectively engage diverse perspectives and experiences in work product and in organizational interactions, including communication and decision-making. Demonstrate respect in all workplace relationships and interactions.
Other duties as apparent or assigned.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Speak, read, and write, in on-air conversational broadcast style.
Operate control board, studio and field audio recorders, digital audio production equipment, multi-line phone system and other electronics.
Exhibit sound judgment about and fact-based understanding of issues and problems.
Conduct and communicate interviews by telephone and face-to-face meetings both in and outside the studio.
Contribute to WPR’s multimedia efforts, including web-based audio and image content, social networking, etc.
QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
At least one year of experience in radio news or production.
Firm foundation in journalism ethics, news gathering and reporting techniques.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including web-based content development.
Research and analytical skills and persistence to recognize and assemble information of regional and/or statewide interest and topicality.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team, meeting tight deadlines.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills in a team setting and on an individual basis; collaboration skills that actively support a productive, respectful work environment.
Demonstrated technical mastery to operate a computer, control board, audio recorders and digital audio production software.
Demonstrated commitment to supporting a diverse and inclusive workplace.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Previous public radio news experience.
Experience directing, voicing and editing others is helpful.
Experience with online news reporting or editing, including posting of audio, video, photography and text content.
COMPENSATION: We expect to pay in the low- to mid-40s with actual pay dependent upon experience and qualifications and official title. UW-Extension offers a comprehensive benefits package. The overview of benefits can be seen here: http://www.uwsa.edu/hr/benefits/uben.pdf
HOW TO APPLY
To ensure consideration, please apply through www.careers.wisconsin.edu by April 23 This is job #14178. If you are a current UW System employee use http://bit.ly/2n9AibS . Please include in your application a detailed resume; a narrative (up to two pages) carefully detailing how your experience relates to the qualifications and duties of this position; and a list including email addresses and phone numbers for three to five work references, including at least one who was a supervisor. In addition, submit a t least three examples of your journalistic work that demonstrate your writing experience. Links are preferred.
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
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 applicants for employment. If you require an accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact: betsy.nelson@wpr.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 applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.