WPR Hosts

Employer Wisconsin Public Radio
Location Madison, WI
Type Full time
Apply by Deadline not specified—Apply ASAP!
More details https://www.wpr.org/host
Posted on September 1, 2022


Wisconsin Public Radio is hiring two hosts.

One will be our Morning Edition Host and will work with the Morning Edition producer to deliver the most important statewide news of the day in newscasts that air on both of our statewide networks. WPR’s broadcast networks serve more than 400,000 listeners across the state each month. Our hosts also produce two-ways and accompanying digital components with reporters, authors, artists, and newsmakers. The regular work hours for this position are weekdays 4 am to 12 pm. This position reports to the News Director.
The other will be our Midday Host and News Sourcing Producer. This person writes and produces hourly newscasts providing timely information for WPR’s radio audiences that run from 10 am to 2 pm. The position also takes primary responsibility for managing the news department’s source tracking data and assists with researching sources to help diversify the range of voices that appear on air and online. This position reports the News Director.

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 inclusiveness. We want to reflect communities across Wisconsin in our coverage and staffing. We encourage journalists from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

No degree required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

– Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, English, or related field preferred.
– For Morning Edition Host: Three years of full-time related work experience, six years if no degree. For Midday Host: One year of full-time related work experience, four years if no degree.
– For Morning Edition Host: Experience hosting and producing live broadcast news content. For Midday Host: Experience voicing live or recorded broadcast news content.
– Experience operating radio studio equipment and software.
– 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, news gathering and reporting techniques.

– Experience working in public media.
– Experience writing and producing for online platforms.
– Knowledge and understanding of Wisconsin news, culture, issues, and personalities.
– For Morning Edition Host: Experience as local host of Morning Edition or All Things Considered.
– For Midday Host: Experience using simple databases and data visualization tools.

Contributes to preparation and editorial decision-making, hosts programs, and participates in promotional appearances in support of high quality programming production.
1. 70% Delivers on-air content for various platforms that may include facilitating on-air conversations and/or providing informational content for audiences
2. 10% Develops and contributes content that may include interviewing sources, programming music, writing stories and completing other necessary production tasks as assigned to create content
3. 5% Maintains familiarity with studio equipment and applicable technology for production and/or broadcast
4. 5% May represent the unit at public events, participating in promotional, community, and fundraising events as necessary
5. 5% Serves as a resource for questions and projects
6. 5% Tests and operates studio broadcasting technology and equipment

Click here for more information and learn how to apply.

Deadline not specified—Apply ASAP!