Reporter

PBS Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

Date Posted January 18, 2023
Industry TV Jobs
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Description:

JOB SUMMARY
PBS Wisconsin is hiring a full-time news reporter! This is a great opportunity for broadcast and multimedia story-tellers who love politics and policy.

Reporting would focus on issues important to all of Wisconsin as we are a statewide network intent on geographic and cultural diversity in our coverage.

Competitive salary, recognition of life-work integration and excellent benefits as part of UW-Madison. You’ll join a team of award-winning journalists at a station with state-of-the-art technology and production support.

EDUCATION
Required
Bachelor’s Degree
Journalism or related field preferred. Applicants earning a degree in Spring of 2023 qualify.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
– Experience in broadcast and/or professional online video reporting or multimedia content creation. This includes
experience gained in school, such as internships or school media production.
– Detail-oriented with demonstrated excellent news writing skills, including sharp focus on accuracy, diversity of
voices/perspectives and understanding of journalistic ethics.
– Proven ability to work under deadline in both independent and collaborative settings.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
– Strong knowledge of Wisconsin current events and issues.
– Experience with reporting on-camera.
– Experience operating a video camera.
– Experience with non-linear video editing.
– Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite applications

RESPONSIBILITIES
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
  • 15% 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
  • 15% Collaborates with digital content teams on both long-term and short-term multimedia projects

SALARY
Minimum $46,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Actual salary will depend on experience and qualifications

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Expected salary range for this position is upper $40s to low $60s for highly experienced candidates who exceed the qualifications. Actual pay will depend on experience and qualifications.

Must be available to work weekdays, some evenings and weekends as needed, with the ability to travel – with occasional overnights – for work.

The person in this position will be required to comply with the Ethical Guidelines for Editorial Staff of Wisconsin Public Radio and Television located here: https://pbswisconsin.org/about/, in addition to the UW-Madison code of ethics.

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

HOW TO APPLY
Apply online at https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu by February 15, 2023. The job number is 272979.

Please submit:
– a cover letter detailing how your experience and skills relate to the Type of Relevant Work Experience, and the Required and Preferred Qualifications listed for this position
– a resume detailing your work experience and qualifications for this position
– work samples – include a separate document with links/URLs to at least three examples of broadcast video with accompanying scripts and one example of a written article. Please describe your role in creating this work.
– a list of 3-4 references with one being a current or past supervisor. Please note that references will not be contacted without your prior knowledge.

Questions? Contact: Kate Crawford, 821 University Avenue, Madison, WI, 53706; 608-262-5221; hr@wpm.wisc.edu.