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JOB SUMMARY The assistant director of The Ideas Network coordinates and leads statewide, live talk shows at Wisconsin Public Radio. This person partners with the network director to coach talk show staff and managers. They oversee presentation, content and ethical considerations on the talk programs. This person sometimes fills in for producers, hosts or executive producers; they flex quickly and seamlessly between creating content and fulfilling management duties. This person reports to the director of The Ideas Network of Wisconsin Public Radio. They will primarily work remotely for the time being and will eventually work in our office in Madison, Wisconsin.
EDUCATION Bachelor's degree required, journalism or related field preferred.
MINIMUM YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED - Minimum 2 years full time professional experience leading a team in journalism, broadcast or a related field - Minimum 5 years experience in journalism, broadcast or a related field - Demonstrated ability to lead and work productively and successfully with people from diverse backgrounds - Superior communication skills, including excellent writing for broadcast and web - Proven ability to work in both independent and collaborative settings - Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize and manage competing responsibilities - Knowledge of best practices in editorial decision making and ethical journalism - Experience meeting daily deadlines - Knowledge and understanding of Wisconsin news, culture, issues and personalities - Experience with document sharing and virtual meeting software (e.g. Google docs, Slack, Zoom, etc.)
NOT REQUIRED BUT DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS - Experience managing a team of individuals with varying levels of experience - Skills in coaching and development of managers who oversee their own teams - Previous experience in broadcasting, podcasting or with live, call-in talk programming - Experience interviewing guests or producing broadcast programs
Assists with the selection, scheduling, and production of multi-media content for the network, informed by organizational goals, audience data, and industry best practices
Assists in the development of strategic planning initiatives and manages staff to support organizational strategy
Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees
Serves on radio leadership teams to assure network alignment with organizational objectives and goals
Assists in developing and refining broadcast and online content generated by the network
Assists in directing network staff's adherence to regulatory (FCC) and ethical guidelines
Fills in as producer, host or executive producer and department director as staffing demands
Wisconsin Public Radio is a civic and cultural resource that exists to enlighten and enrich the quality of life for its listeners. WPR consists of 37 radio stations programmed by seven regional studios and carrying programming on three content networks - the Ideas Network, the NPR News and Music Network and the All Classical Network. WPR's radio stations, studios, networks and online streams allow it to serve local, regional and statewide audiences with the highest quality programming available.
WPR also syndicates two weekly programs nationwide -- "To The Best Of Our Knowledge" and "Zorba Paster On Your Health." Beyond its broadcast offerings, WPR produces five websites, including WPR.org, that provide music, news and information to online audiences, as well as supporting iPhone, iPad and Android-friendly smartphone apps and more than a dozen social media sites.