Part-Time News Reporter

Midwest Communications, Inc. Sioux Falls, SD has a current opening for a LIVE part-time weekday news anchor.  Candidates for this position must have the ability to write and report news stories on-air and online.  You’ll work hard and help create a “must hear” product. 

One year of on-air news or sports reporting experience is strongly preferred, but not required.  You must have a passion for current events and be a communicative, team player that can take direction from management. We are more than willing to train the right individual who has a great attitude, gets along with others, is totally reliable and is willing to learn and grow.

If you’re a curious person who has a passion for what’s happening in our community and a gift for communicating information to others, I want to hear from you! This is a Monday-Friday 25 hour per week position.

Midwest Communications operates six award winning radio stations in Sioux Falls: KELO-FM, KELO-AM, KRRO-FM, KTWB-FM, KQSF-FM and KWSN-AM. 

Midwest Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer by choice. 

Posted on: April 23, 2018

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            What kind of Newsperson are YOU?

             Do you LOVE informing people?

             Are you a SOCIAL MEDIA magnet?

Do you ENJOY empowering your listeners with INFORMATIVE topics that breed conversations?  

Then maybe you’re the next member of our team!  

Award winning WTAQ AM/FM Radio is looking for a reporter/anchor to join our veteran news team.    

Midwest Communications is on the forefront of super-serving our listeners with the complete experience.  We cover stories our listeners care about, give them the resources to know the story inside and out by way of our website & social media, and then offer them a platform where they can learn more about issues and/or express their opinions!  

The right candidate WILL have news room experience, including gathering stories, producing packages & newscasts, both for on-air and online.  BUT more importantly, the right candidate will breed and foster news maker contacts and will want to be ‘on the scene’ so that they can draw their listeners into the story/experience!  We need a news hound who gets it.  A valid driver’s license and a good driving record are required for this position.

Midwest Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer by choice.

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Morning News Producer

POSITION SUMMARY Wisconsin Public Radio is the second-largest public radio network in the U.S., with a combined total of 37 stations. The Morning Producer works with the Morning Edition host to ensure this statewide broadcast is responsive to breaking news and includes thoughtful and relevant content. This could include rewriting news into radio-friendly copy and writing original stories. The Morning Producer will also help set up, edit, and mix interviews conducted by the host. Will also assist in the production of The Morning Show on WPR’s Ideas Network. The Morning Producer typically works 4:00am – noon. This position reports to the News Director. SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Work with the Morning Edition host and News Director to identify and prepare stories for use on-air and on the web. 2. Monitor NPR and other sources for program changes and breaking news alerts. 3. Assist in the production of the Joy Cardin Show on WPR’s Ideas Network. This could include pulling soundbites for use on the show or in newscasts, creating and updating website content, pitching ideas and booking guests. 4. Contribute on a daily basis to our website,, and other digital projects and collaborate with our digital content team on both long-term and short-term multimedia projects. 5. Report news through live interviews with the Morning Edition host. 6. Set up, edit, and mix interviews conducted by the Morning Edition host. 7. Participate in on-air fundraising and public appearances/promotional events as requested. Participate in news division and statewide meetings. 8. Operate control board and field reporting equipment; evaluate office/studio equipment needs; report electronics problems to proper staff. 9. Maintain the standards of journalistic ethics and excellence described in Ethical Guidelines for Editorial Staff: 10. Effectively engage diverse perspectives and experiences in work product and in organizational interactions, including communication and decision-making. Demonstrate respect in all workplace relationships and interactions. 11. Other duties as apparent or assigned. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS • Speak, read, and write, in on-air conversational broadcast style. • Operate control board, studio and field audio recorders, digital audio production equipment, multi-line phone system and other electronics. • Exhibit sound judgment about and fact-based understanding of issues and problems. • Conduct and communicate interviews by telephone and face-to-face meetings both in and outside the studio. • Contribute to WPR’s multimedia efforts, including web-based audio and image content, social networking, etc. QUALIFICATIONS 1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. 2. At least one year of experience in radio news or production. 3. Firm foundation in journalism ethics, news gathering and reporting techniques. 4. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including web-based content development. 5. Research and analytical skills and persistence to recognize and assemble information of regional and/or statewide interest and topicality. 6. Ability to work independently and as part of a team, meeting tight deadlines. 7. Demonstrated interpersonal skills in a team setting and on an individual basis; collaboration skills that actively support a productive, respectful work environment. 8. Demonstrated technical mastery to operate a computer, control board, audio recorders and digital audio production software. 9. Demonstrated commitment to supporting a diverse and inclusive workplace. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS • Previous public radio news experience. • Experience directing, voicing and editing others is helpful. • Experience with online news reporting or editing, including posting of audio, video, photography and text content. COMPENSATION: We expect to pay in the low- to mid-40s with actual pay dependent upon experience and qualifications and official title. UW-Extension offers a comprehensive benefits package. The overview of benefits can be seen here:

Posted on: March 29, 2018

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