Mike Simonson Fellowship
The Mike Simonson Fellowship will work on stories that will be in-depth pieces. They will work in collaboration with Wisconsin Watch and Wisconsin Public Radio. The person in this role should have radio experience and excellent communication skills including newsgathering and reporting techniques. This position will report to the News Director.
-Bachelor's degree required and 1 year of professional reporting experience OR no Bachelor's degree and at least 3 years of professional reporting experience
-At least 1 year of radio experience
-Demonstrated interested in investigative reporting
-Excellent communication skills including newswriting for broadcasting and online
-Demonstrated knowledge of journalism ethics, newsgathering and reporting techniques
-Proven ability to work in both independent and collaborative settings
-Demonstrated ability to operate radio production equipment
-Knowledge and understanding of Wisconsin news, culture, issues and personalities
-Experience working in public media
Researches, prepares, and reports stories that are balanced, issue-oriented, and analytical for use in news and/or public affairs programs. Employs editorial judgement to select sources, conducts and records interviews, writes scripts, and may edit audio and/or video during the production of reporting assignments.
- 60% Contributes content including interviewing sources, writing stories/reports, and completing other necessary production tasks to create news/public affairs reports
- 10% Applies editorial judgment and maintains industry standards of journalistic ethics and excellence
- 20% Stays abreast of developments in assigned areas, maintains contacts on continued stories to ensure follow-up, and researches topic areas to provide in-depth reports
- 10% Collaborates with digital content teams on both long-term and short-term multimedia projects
Minimum $48,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Expected salary range for this position is $48,000 up to $50,000 for highly experienced candidates who exceed the qualifications. Actual pay will depend on experience and qualifications.
HOW TO APPLY
Apply online at https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu by May 10, 2022. The job number is 256208.
The following must be received for your application to be complete: 1) Resume; 2) A cover letter describing how your experience relates to the listed required and preferred job qualifications. 3) 3 samples of feature or in-depth news stories produced for radio/or web. 4) A list of at least three professional references with titles, emails, and phone numbers (include at least one supervisory reference). Note that references will not be contacted without your prior knowledge.
Questions? Contact: Kate O'Connor, 821 University Avenue, Madison, WI, 53706; 608-262-5221.