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ADMINISTRATIVE PROGRAM MANAGER III

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants will be expected to provide: •A cover letter providing specific information on how the previous experience of the candidate matches the job duties. This letter must include details of the candidate’s news philosophy and the structure the applicant would put in place to manage the department and foster creativity and high standards of journalism. •Resume •Samples of work (this could include either writing or broadcast samples). **Links to samples may included in the cover letter or samples may be sent via email to Ann Piatt at apiatt@uwm.edu. • Salary history (upload to "Other Document 1") • Names and contact information of three (3) references who could speak to the applicant’s ability to lead a news organization This is a continuous recruitment. Review of applications will begin on June 24, 2017. Applications received after June 23, 2017 may not receive consideration.

Position Information

Posting Details

Official Job Title ADMINISTRATIVE PROGRAM MANAGER III
Working Title: News Director
Position Number 02166432
Division B48 College of Letters and Science
Department B4845 WUWM
Position Type Non-Teaching Academic Staff
Appointment Type Fixed Term/Project
FLSA Status Exempt
Percent 100%
Posting Type Academic Staff
Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio is the most listened to public radio station in Southeastern Wisconsin with a long track record of producing award winning enterprise reporting. We operate from a state of the art office building in downtown Milwaukee.

We have a family-friendly culture in which people from different departments come together to collaborate, share ideas and have a good time. But, as part of the University of Wisconsin System, our employees receive a generous benefit package that includes various health insurance options, 22 paid vacation days, sick leave, and a retirement plan. More information is available at:
http://tinyurl.com/n44yxxv

We are seeking a high-level and all around awesome leader for our newsroom. We want to make sure that in addition to being a
top-notch journalist, the person we hire has the right personality and the skill set for the position.

Personality:
Self-Starter
Excited about making sure that WUWM’s local journalism meets or exceeds the standards of what our listeners hear on NPR.
Goal oriented
Has a positive attitude –We want someone with a can-do spirit, doesn’t complain, make excuses, gossip and is fun to be around.
Has a professional demeanor
Grace and poise under pressure.
Knows that news is not a 9 to 5 job.
Is a news junkie

Skill-Set
Excellent communicator in both oral and written form.
Highly organized and detail-oriented.
Likes to work as part of a team
Technologically proficient. Not afraid to learn new software and technology

Job Summary

The News Director manages journalists in the production of news content and ensures that it is consistent with the mission, goals and editorial policies of the station.

-Manage WUWM journalists which includes setting goals, conducting performance reviews as well as assigning stories.

-Serve as the primary editor and provide final approval for all news output.

-Manage resources including a budget, work schedules and inventory control.

-Manage and / or assign special projects and series.

-Work with the program director, executive producer of LAKE EFFECT and the Digital Services Coordinator to maximize station resources and content across platforms.

-Serve as the primary liaison with NPR news editors so that the work of WUWM reporters is submitted to and aired, by national news programs.

-Maintain and enforce WUWM’s ethical standards for news content.

-Serve as fill-in host/reporter as needed.

-Represent WUWM at community and in fund raising events.

-Related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

-Bachelor’s Degree by the start date of employment.

-Minimum of 5 years full-time experience as a journalist with experience managing staff or significant broadcast productions.

-Experience planning and editing content for broadcast.

-A demonstrated announcing style that is comparable to WUWM and NPR

-Demonstrated organizational and leadership skills.

Preferred Qualifications

-Previous public broadcasting experience.

-Knowledge of current events and issues in Southeastern Wisconsin.

-A successful track record of filing reports for NPR.

Application Instructions

Applicants will be expected to provide:
•A cover letter providing specific information on how the previous experience of the candidate matches the job duties. This letter must include details of the candidate’s news philosophy and the structure the applicant would put in place to manage the department and foster creativity
and high standards of journalism.
•Resume
•Samples of work (this could include either writing or broadcast samples). **Links to samples may included in the cover letter or samples may be sent via email to Ann Piatt at apiatt@uwm.edu.
• Salary history (upload to “Other Document 1”)
• Names and contact information of three (3) references who could speak to the applicant’s ability to lead a news organization

This is a continuous recruitment. Review of applications will begin on June 24, 2017. Applications received after June 23, 2017 may not receive consideration.

Application Deadline
Continuous (Open Until Filled?) Yes
If Continuous, Initial Review Date 06/24/2017
Position Contact Name Ann Piatt
Contact Phone 414-270-1110
Contact Email apiatt@uwm.edu
Application Notes

For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

Legal Notices

AA/EO Statement
UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

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Employment will require a criminal background check.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. Other Document 1
  4. References
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you or will you have a bachelor's degree by the start date of employment?
    • Yes
    • No