Podcast Producer

Employer UW-Madison, Wisconsin Sea Grant and Wisconsin Water Resources Institutes
Location Madison, WI
Type Internship
Apply by September 5, 2019
More details https://studentjobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/494694/podcast-producer
Posted on August 6, 2019


The Wisconsin Sea Grant and Wisconsin Water Resources Institutes seek a Podcast Producer to act as a co-host for a new podcast in development for the 2019-20 school year. The ideal candidate has a strong interest in journalism, storytelling, and/or Wisconsin’s natural resources. They are curious and are interested in using their strong story skills to produce stories about Wisconsin’s lakes and aquatic invasive species.

Wisconsin Sea Grant has been creating scientifically robust, creative podcasts since 2011, including Wisconsin Water News, Undercurrents: The Hidden Knowledge of Groundwater, and Aquaculture and You. Wisconsin Sea Grant is currently developing a new podcast that will focus on Wisconsin’s waters, and will explore current water topics such as aquatic invasive species, climate change, and coastal management.

The student Podcast Producer will play an important role in shaping the podcast, from overarching themes to each individual episode. The Podcast Producer will act as a co-producer and co-host, investigating water issues, and telling stories in an accessible and exciting way. The Podcast Producer must be extremely self-motivated and able to work independently. Duties will include researching stories, conducting audio interviews, co-hosting the show, and writing segments. The candidate will develop a strong portfolio of materials, scripts, and audio examples of their reporting. Through working as part of a professional media team, the candidate will gain invaluable skills in audio production and storytelling.

This position is for the 2019-2020 school year, with the potential for extension into the 2020/2021 school year.


  • Serve as co-producer and co-host of the podcast
  • Keep current on Wisconsin water issues, including the spread of aquatic invasive species.
  • Locate, schedule, and conduct informal interviews with appropriate guests
  • Break down complex topics in a relatable, conversational way
  • After training, use proper recording equipment and techniques to produce segments for the podcast
  • Other duties as assigned