Second Century News Fellow

Employer Wisconsin Public Radio
Location Milwaukee, WI | Remote
Type Full time
Apply by March 22, 2023
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Posted on March 1, 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. Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin contain many of Wisconsin’s most diverse communities. With the Second Century News Fellowship, WPR hopes to attract early career journalists from backgrounds underrepresented in public media to tell the important stories of the region’s residents. The 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 that reflect Wisconsin’s diverse communities.

This is a hybrid position based in Milwaukee 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

• Previous radio news internship or up to 1 year of professional radio news experience
• Demonstrated ability to generate news story ideas.
• Some experience producing news stories for the web.
• Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
• Demonstrated ability to operate radio production equipment.
• Demonstrated ability to tell stories about diverse communities.
• Previous public radio experience

Click here for the full job description and apply online.

Application Deadline—March 22, 2023.