WISCONSIN PUBLIC RADIO
Title: Broadcasting Specialist or Senior Broadcasting Specialist
Working title: Sports Reporter
Location: Green Bay
The Sports Reporter prepares statewide news reports and conducts live interviews. This reporter will treat sports as a significant cultural touchstone in Wisconsin, exploring not only the state’s professional and collegiate teams but the many roles it plays in our daily life. The reporter will also be responsible for covering breaking news and regional stories of statewide importance in Northeastern Wisconsin. The position is based in Green Bay and reports to the News Director.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Prepare news stories for use online, in newscasts, and during talk shows. This includes selecting appropriate sources, conducting and taping interviews, and writing scripts, billboards, and host introductory copy.
- Contribute on a daily basis to our website, WPR.org, and other digital projects. Collaborate with our digital content team on both long-term and short-term multimedia projects.
- Participate in news planning meetings to suggest story ideas and help focus story angles.
- 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: https://www.wpr.org/wpr-ethical-guidelines
- If needed, work on weekend and/or evening assignments and travel to cover regional and special assignments.
- Demonstrate respect in all workplace relationships and interactions.
- Effectively engage diverse perspectives and experiences in work product and in organizational interactions, including communication and decision-making.
- Take on other duties 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.
DEGREE AND AREA OF SPECIALIZATION
Bachelor’s degree preferred
MINIMUM YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE
A track record of working independently to produce original journalism.
Strong editorial and ethical judgment.
High quality on-air sound. Excellent vocabulary and articulation skills.
Demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Previous public broadcasting experience.
We expect to pay in the forties or fifties with the actual salary dependent on qualifications, experience, and official title.
HOW TO APPLY:
Apply online at https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu by 8/28. The job number is 99865. Please submit: A cover letter detailing how your experience relates to the job duties and qualifications for this position, a detailed resume, and sample(s) of your work: a) Writing samples that include spot news and a news-oriented feature. b) Links to demos containing three newscast-length stories (spot), and one feature-length report (3:00-5:00) that you have edited and produced. Reporters with a print background may submit clips. Please do not send stories you have produced with the help of a national network. If you have an example of hosting or an interview, you may include that as well.
If you become a finalist, references will be requested from you.
Questions? Contact: Betsy Nelson, Wisconsin Public Radio, 821 University Avenue, Madison, WI, 53706;
apply online at https://jobs.wisc.edu. This is job #99865.