The Second Century Fellowship is designed for a recent graduate or early career reporter and is meant to prepare journalists of color, and those from other groups underrepresented in the media industry, for a successful career in news. This individual will be a general assignment reporter responsible for producing newscast-length stories and, occasionally, feature-length material. The fellow will also contribute to WPR’s online news efforts. Regular and concentrated coaching on writing, editing, voicing and other aspects of radio news reporting is an important developmental element of this fellowship. This position is based in Milwaukee and reports to the Assistant News Director. This position will operate remotely at present but will eventually be expected to report to the office.
See the full position description and application instructions at https://www.wpr.org/second-century-fellowship-0.
Apply online at https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu by March 12, 2021. The job number is 231510.
The following must be received for your application to be complete: 1) Resume; 2) A cover letter describing how your experience relates to the job duties and minimum and desirable qualifications 3) A sound sample of a news report. You may provide a link (preferred) or an mp3 file. If you don’t have samples from previous work, you may create a report specifically for this application. 4) Three samples of radio news scripts you have prepared. If you don’t have examples from previous work, you may create scripts specifically for this application. 5) Three samples of published web copy. If you don’t have examples from previous work, you may create stories specifically for this application.
NOTE: Please be sure to address the below in your cover letter.
- Your experience generating original story ideas
- Your experience writing web copy and/or re-purposing radio copy for the web
- Your experience meeting deadlines
- Your experience voicing radio copy
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).