University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
June 11, 2023
Offerd Salary:$50,000 - $60,000
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Working Title: Lake Effect Producer Position Number 01068935 Division College of Letters and Science Department B4845 WUWM Position Type Non-Teaching Academic Staff Appointment Type Fixed Term/Project Pay Basis Annual Salary Grade 21 FLSA Status Exempt Percent 100 Posting Type Staff UWM Description

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is Wisconsin's second-largest university, with a unique dual mission of access and research to provide high- quality education for students from all backgrounds. UWM is one of 146 top research universities recognized as “R1” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Along with its main campus in Milwaukee, UWM has branch campuses in Waukesha and Washington County.

UWM celebrates, values and promotes the diverse voices and experiences of its students and employees and our community partners. We believe diversity enriches and strengthens our institution. UWM is committed to providing equitable access to opportunities for students and employees from every background. We aspire to create a campus climate that is welcoming to all. Learn more here: https: //

School/College/Division Description

WUWM https: // www. has the largest public radio newsroom in southeastern Wisconsin. In addition to covering the local issues that are most important to the community, WUWM's news team runs special reporting initiatives on significant beats, including the environment, education, and race and ethnicity. Their local show and podcast, Lake Effect, brings the community local conversations about the people, places and organizations that shape Milwaukee.

Over the last three decades, WUWM has increased content creation, become more proficient at raising funds to sustain its operation, and expanded its impact on the community. After the pandemic slump felt by most public radio stations that feature news and information, WUWM saw record breaking monthly highs in the spring of 2022, including average quarter hour, and share of Milwaukee- Racine market (#42). WUWM won 21 awards for work produced in 2021 by the Newsroom, Lake Effect and Digital Teams. The stories and interviews were honored in competitions held by state, regional and national journalism organizations. The independent, educational mission of WUWM and its programs fuel a passionate bond with its growing listenership.

Job Summary

WUWM is seeking an experienced interviewer and producer for Lake Effect. Lake Effect is a four day a week program and podcast from WUWM-Milwaukee's NPR that brings local conversations about the people, places and organizations that shape Milwaukee to the community. The producer will be involved in all aspects of show production. They will conduct interviews on a variety of topics from current events to arts, and human interest. The candidate will need to be able to engage with the Milwaukee community on a regular basis.

The Lake Effect Producer will work in tandem with our Lake Effect executive producer and hosts to create the daily show.

  • Schedule and conduct interviews from the home office, in studio and on location
  • Produce story ideas and interview subjects that fit in with the theme and style of the program
  • Prepare related material for the station's website and social media
  • Edit audio and program segments
  • Represent WUWM at community and virtual events
  • Participate in WUWM fundraising campaigns and activities
  • Other tasks as assigned
  • Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree OR 3 years of professional work experience
  • 1 year in journalism or related field
  • Audio editing experience
  • Broadcast writing experience
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • 5 years in journalism or related field
  • Experience conducting pre-recorded and live interviews
  • Web posting experience
  • Familiarity with Southeastern Wisconsin issues
  • Knowledge of WUWM and/or public radio
  • Experience working with colleagues or communities with a diverse array of perspectives and backgrounds
  • Target Salary Range $50,000 - $60,000 (Final salary offer will be determined by experience, training, education, and equity-based factors) Benefits and Total Rewards

    As part of UWM's commitment to supporting the success of our team members through positive experiences, employees are provided with Benefits to Benefit You and Your Life. UWM offers a comprehensive benefits package and contributes towards the cost of several benefit plans. Employees with a qualifying position also receive an extensive leave package including vacation, sick leave (with no expiration), personal holiday, and paid legal holidays. Please visit this link to view summary benefits information. (Compensation figures are for example purposes only.) UWM Benefits to Benefit You and Your Life

    Application Instructions

    Applicants will be expected to provide:

  • A Resume
  • A cover letter that addresses the candidate's professional level work experience as it relates to all required and preferred qualifications
  • A list of three professional references with contact information
  • Samples of audio work to include: (Uploaded links to work as “Other Document 1”)
  • 1. Examples of interviews 2. Examples of vocal talents, such as broadcast reporting

    Application Deadline 06/11/2023 Continuous (Open Until Filled?) No If Continuous, Initial Review Date Position Contact Name Jake Azinger Contact Phone 4142518122 Contact Email [email protected] Application Notes

    For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

    Legal Notices

    AA/EO Statement

    UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

    Reasonable Accommodations

    UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact [email protected] or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

    Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

    UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

    CBC and Reference Check Policy

    Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

    Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)

    For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see https:// www., or call UWM's Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

    Employment Authorization

    In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

    Job Categories Communication/Public Relations, Extension, Outreach, and Public Engagement, Media

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Other Document 1
  • References
  • Optional Documents

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