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ASSOCIATE BROADCASTING SPECIALIST

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants will be expected to provide:  A cover letter providing specific information on how the applicant’s experience relates to the job duties and qualifications.  Samples of your work as a reporter. (Can be sent via links in cover letter or MP3 audio sample can be sent via email to apiatt@uwm.edu)  Resume  Salary History (uploaded as “Other Document 1”)  Three (3) references to include name and contact information. This is a continuous recruitment. Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2017. Applications received after November 16, 2017 may not receive consideration.

Position Information

Posting Details

Official Job Title ASSOCIATE BROADCASTING SPECIALIST
Working Title: General Assignment Reporter
Position Number 02181844
Division B48 College of Letters and Science
Department B4845 WUWM
Position Type Non-Teaching Academic Staff
Appointment Type Non-Teaching, Fixed Term/Project
FLSA Status Exempt
Percent 100%
Posting Type Academic Staff
Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

WUWM is Milwaukee’s most listened to public radio station.

Job Summary

General assignment reporters at WUWM identify, report, edit and produce a wide range of stories for all WUWM programs and digital platforms. The person must be inquisitive and prepared to cover a wide range of subject matters exploring the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of an issue and putting complex stories into context for our listeners.
Specific duties include:
- Research, conduct interviews, write, edit and produces in-depth stories for broadcast and digital platforms.
- Respond to breaking news as needed.
- Pitch and produce stories for national broadcast.
- Anchor news magazine, newscasts and special broadcasts as needed.
- Contribute to departmental projects and planning, including story ideas, record keeping and assisting news interns.
- Comply with WUWM’s ethical and journalistic standards as described at http://tinyurl.com/wuwmjournoethics
- Participate in station activities including fund drives and community events.
- Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Requirements:
 A bachelor’s degree
 Minimum of 1 year of professional experience in broadcast journalism.
 Demonstrated ability to discover and produce in-depth issue oriented stories for broadcast and digital platforms.
 An announcing style which fits with WUWM and NPR’s on-air sound.
 Must be available to work weekdays, evenings and some weekends as needed.
 Must have a vehicle and valid driver’s license in order to conduct on-site reporting and interviews

Preferred Qualifications

 Knowledge of Milwaukee and Wisconsin issues.
 Prior experience at a public radio station.
 Stories previously broadcast on NPR’s news magazines

Application Instructions

Applicants will be expected to provide:
 A cover letter providing specific information on how the applicant’s experience relates to the job duties and qualifications.
 Samples of your work as a reporter. (Can be sent via links in cover letter or MP3 audio sample can be sent via email to apiatt@uwm.edu)
 Resume
 Salary History (uploaded as “Other Document 1”)
 Three (3) references to include name and contact information.

This is a continuous recruitment. Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2017. Applications received after November 16, 2017 may not receive consideration.

Application Deadline
Continuous (Open Until Filled?) Yes
If Continuous, Initial Review Date 11/17/2017
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.

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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?
    • No Response
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Would you be available to work occasional weekday evenings and some weekends as needed?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Do you have access to a vehicle and a valid driver's license in order to conduct on-site reporting and interviews?
    • Yes
    • No