Midday Host / News Producer

Wisconsin Public Radio

Madison, Wisconsin

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Date Posted January 24, 2023
Industry Radio Jobs
Specialty Local News
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Job Summary

Wisconsin Public Radio is hiring a midday host/news producer. This person will write and produce hourly newscasts providing timely information for WPR's radio audiences from 10 am to 2 pm and serve as first-line fill-in host for Morning Edition and All Things Considered. This position will also serve as a producer for WPR's daily morning news podcast. That will include host two-ways and other news content as needed.

WPR's news department seeks to empower Wisconsin's communities through rigorous reporting that provides context, holds public officials accountable, and sheds clarifying light on complex topics. Our goal is to keep the audience abreast of the most significant news of the day, provide unique and insightful information, and represent Wisconsin's diverse communities. We value diversity and inclusivity. We want to reflect communities across Wisconsin in our coverage and staffing. We encourage journalists from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to apply. This position is based in Madison with the option for a hybrid schedule and reports to the News Director.



Contributes to preparation and editorial decision-making, hosts programs, and participates in promotional appearances in support of high quality programming production.

45% Delivers on-air content for various platforms that may include facilitating on-air conversations and/or providing informational content for audiences

30% Develops and contributes content that may include interviewing sources, programming music, writing stories and completing other necessary production tasks as assigned to create content

10% Maintains familiarity with studio equipment and applicable technology for production and/or broadcast

5% May represent the unit at public events, participating in promotional, community, and fundraising events as necessary

5% Serves as a resource for questions and projects

5% Tests and operates studio broadcasting technology and equipment




Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, English or related field preferred.




-Full-time professional experience working in daily news.

-Experience voicing live or recorded broadcast news content.

-Experience operating radio studio equipment and software (i.e. NewsBoss, WideOrbit, Adobe Audition, ProTools.)

-Experience producing news interviews or stories.

-Excellent broadcast writing skills.

-Proven ability to work in both independent and collaborative settings.

-Demonstrated organizational skills, ability to work within tight deadlines and manage competing responsibilities.

-Demonstrated knowledge of journalism ethics, newsgathering and reporting techniques.


-Experience working in public media.

-Experience writing and producing for online platforms.

-Experience hosting live newscasts.

-Knowledge and understanding of Wisconsin news, culture, issues, and personalities


How to Apply

Apply online at https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/en-us/job/516898/midday-hostnews-producer

The following must be received for your application to be complete: 1) Resume; 2) A cover letter describing how your experience relates to the listed required and preferred job qualifications; 3) Three samples of voiced broadcast news content; 4) Three broadcast scripts you have written. These may or may not match the audio samples; 5) A list of at least three professional references with titles, emails, and phone numbers (include at least one supervisory reference). Note that references will not be contacted without your prior knowledge.