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NO-PREFIX OR SENIOR BROADCASTING SPECIALIST

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants will be expected to provide: · A Resume · A cover letter explaining (1) How the candidate meets all of the required qualifications. (2) Which preferred requirements they meet. (3) Why the applicant thinks are the ideal candidate. (4) Why they are interested in this job. · Samples including (1) Examples of in-depth reporting. (2) Examples of quick turn-around spot news stories. (3) An example of their vocal talents (e.g. samples of broadcast reporting). (4) An example of a story produced for NPR if available. (Links can be uploaded as "other document 1" or emailed to apiatt@uwm.edu or may be included within resume or cover letter) · Names and contact information for three work references. (Uploaded as "other document 2") · Salary history. (Uploaded as "other document 3") This is a continuous recruitment. Initial review of applications will begin on 04/14/18. Applications received after 04/13/18 may not receive consideration.

Position Information

Posting Details

Official Job Title NO-PREFIX OR SENIOR BROADCASTING SPECIALIST
Working Title: Innovation/Business Reporter & Education Reporter
Position Number 02127169
Division B48 College of Letters and Science
Department B4845 WUWM
Position Type Non-Teaching Academic Staff
Appointment Type Non-Teaching, Fixed Renewable
FLSA Status Exempt
Percent 100%
Posting Type Staff
Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

WUWM is Milwaukee’s most listened to Public Radio station.

Job Summary

Journalists at WUWM identify, report, edit and produce a wide range of stories for all WUWM programs and digital platforms.

WUWM seeks two reporters.

The Innovation/Business Reporter will primarily focus innovation in the fields of health, science, technology and business in Southeastern Wisconsin.

The Education Reporter will cover issues, debates and policy matters in that field. The person must be inquisitive and explore that ‘how’ and why’ of an issue and putting complex stories into context for our listeners.

Specific duties include:

- Independently research, gather, write, edit and produce stories and interviews for broadcast and digital platforms.

· Prepare stories for national broadcast on NPR.

· Respond to, and report on, other news stories as assigned.

· Anchor news magazines, newscasts and special broadcasts as needed.

· Participate in station activities including fund drives and community events.

Minimum Qualifications

Requirements:

· A bachelor’s degree granted by the date of hire.

· At least three years of professional experience as a journalist.

· Demonstrated ability to produce in-depth news reports and interviews for broadcast.

· Possesses an announcing style that fits with WUWM and NPR’s on-air sound.

· Able to use broadcast digital recording and editing equipment

Preferred Qualifications

-Experience covering education or innovation issues in health, science, technology or business.

· Prior experience at a public radio station.

· Have produced in-depth stories for NPR.

· Familiarity with producing material that has been optimized for digital platforms.

Application Instructions

Applicants will be expected to provide:

· A Resume

· A cover letter explaining (1) How the candidate meets all of the required qualifications. (2) Which preferred requirements they meet. (3) Why the applicant thinks are the ideal candidate. (4) Why they are interested in this job.

· Samples including (1) Examples of in-depth reporting. (2) Examples of quick turn-around spot news stories. (3) An example of their vocal talents (e.g. samples of broadcast reporting). (4) An example of a story produced for NPR if available. (Links can be uploaded as “other document 1” or emailed to apiatt@uwm.edu or may be included within resume or cover letter)

· Names and contact information for three work references. (Uploaded as “other document 2”)

· Salary history. (Uploaded as “other document 3”)

This is a continuous recruitment. Initial review of applications will begin on 04/14/18. Applications received after 04/13/18 may not receive consideration.

Application Deadline
Continuous (Open Until Filled?) Yes
If Continuous, Initial Review Date 04/14/2018
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 2
  4. Other Document 3
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1

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. * Are you available to work weekdays, evenings and some weekends as needed?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a valid driver’s license and personal means of transportation in order to conduct off-site reporting and interviews?
    • Yes
    • No