Lee Ester News Fellow

Employer Wisconsin Public Radio
Location Madison, WI
Type Full time
Apply by March 22, 2023
More details https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/en-us/job/517250/lee-ester-news-fellow
Posted on February 28, 2023


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. The Lee Ester News Fellow is considered a developmental reporter at WPR. They will be a general-assignment reporter responsible for producing daily news stories and, occasionally, feature-length material for radio and the web. Regular and concentrated coaching on writing, editing, voicing and other aspects of radio news reporting is an important developmental element of this fellowship.

WPR’s on-air and online services each reach nearly half a million people every month. Our goal is to keep the audience abreast of the most significant news of the day while providing unique and insightful stories. Attracting and supporting a diverse staff members is key to serving and reflecting Wisconsin’s varied communities. We encourage journalists from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

This is a hybrid position based in Madison and reports to the Daily News Editor.

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
  • 20% 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
  • 10% Collaborates with digital content teams on both long-term and short-term multimedia projects