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Company: Wisconsin Public Radio
Multi-Media Producer
Job Status:  Part-time
Ad Expires: 
March 27, 2013
Job ID: 1471362


Working Title:           Multimedia Producer

                             Official Title:          Associate Broadcasting Specialist

                                         Unit:          Wisconsin Public Radio, University of Wisconsin-Extension

                         Appointment:          Academic Staff 50% fixed term

                                   Location:          Milwaukee, Wisconsin

                               Availability:          Immediate; for best consideration, submit by 5PM on Friday, June 20



As a multimedia producer you will divide your time between producing the statewide call-in program, The Kathleen Dunn Show, heard Monday-Thursday from 1-3pm, and creating and editing  You will research, pitch, and book diverse and fresh program ideas that reflect public radio’s insightful programming style.  You, along with another producer, will serve as the on-air producer and director for talk programs.  You will also create Ideas Network talk show-related content on and related social media websites.  You will report to the Milwaukee Regional Manager.  The Ideas Network Director is the secondary supervisor, based in Madison.  

Wisconsin Public Radio serves the people of Wisconsin with unbiased news, inspiring talk, music and entertainment.  With 34 stations, WPR is the second-largest public radio network in the country.  The Milwaukee office is one of WPR’s seven regional offices and home base for The Kathleen Dunn Show; a news bureau; and development, marketing and management staff. 



1.       Research, pitch, and book diverse and fresh program ideas that reflect public radio’s insightful programming style. 

2.       Provide program host with background material, suggested introductions and thoughtful and well-researched questions.

3.       Serve as on-air producer and director for call-in programming.  During the show:  screen listener phone calls; engage with social media; monitor listener emails; assist the host with the flow and the on-air sound of the program including caller sequencing and pre-recorded audio elements.

4.       Locate, record, and edit compelling audio. 

5.       Create and edit web based news content based on daily talk shows.

6.       Create and update website content and features for the Ideas Network on social media and

7.       Communicate show ideas with other producers and hosts via email and shared online calendar.

8.       Create, organize, and maintain program information files and guest database.

9.       Uphold and maintain Ethical Guidelines for Editorial Staff for Wisconsin Public Radio, found here:

10.   Demonstrate respect for others in all workplace relationships and interactions.

11.   Effectively engage diverse perspectives and experiences in work product and in organizational interactions, including communication and decision-making.

12.   Fill in for other production staff as assigned.

13.   Other duties as assigned.



1.       Demonstrates knowledge of and strict adherence to the highest standards of journalistic ethics and excellence.

2.       Exhibitssound judgment about, and fact-based understanding of, program topics.

3.       Works independently to complete assignments with little or no assistance on individual tasks.

4.       Demonstrates dexterity in using varied computer software.

5.       Independently operates radio control board, digital audio production equipment, and computers.

6.       Maintains composure and professionalism when faced with the unexpected.

7.       Excellent writing skills. 



1.       Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

2.       Experience in live call-in talk show production (including locating, pre-screening, and scheduling guests), or directly transferrable experience.

3.       Extensive research skills that yield thoughtful content and engaging guests.

4.       Working knowledge of social media.

5.       Experience with online content creation.

6.       Proficiency with Adobe Audition, Sound Forge or with other editing software.

7.       Experience writing accurate, clear, and compelling copy for broadcast and web.

8.       Strict attention to detail.

9.       Know, practice, and maintain the highest standards of journalistic ethics and excellence.

10.   Demonstrated success in supporting diversity and inclusion as assets organizationally and programmatically.

11.   Ability to meet tight deadlines and perform under pressure.

12.   Ability to move quickly between tasks, without losing focus. 

13.   A self-starter who works well independently and thrives in a team environment.



1.       Public radio experience.

2.       Experience call-screening for live radio.

3.       Experience directing live broadcasts.

4.       Knowledge of Wisconsin news, politics, and culture.

5.       Experience writing accurate and clear news articles.

6.       Board operation experience.

7.       Familiarity with Audio Vault.


SALARY:   The minimum full-time salary for this position is $32,500.  Actual pay will be prorated to 50%, dependent upon qualifications and experience. UW-Extension offers a comprehensive fringe benefits package.   The overview of benefits can be seen here:


HOW TO APPLY:  For best consideration, apply by 5PM on Friday, June 20, 2014 online through our applicant portal will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.  Please include: 

1.       A detailed resume.

2.       A 1-2 page narrative detailing how your experience relates to the qualifications and duties of this position. 

3.       List of three professional references including email contact.

4.       Salary History.


- Before you get started with the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs).


- Link for External applicants.  Click on Advanced search link.  Enter Job opening ID:  9765  Access FAQs by clicking on “help” link


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The successful applicant will be required to provide documentation of credentials. Prior to appointment to this position, a criminal records review will be conducted.  UWEX complies with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act with regard to nondiscrimination on the basis of arrest and/or conviction record.


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Betsy Nelson, Wisconsin Public Radio,608-262-5221; 


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