Work at WUWM

Work at WUWM

WUWM 89.7 - Milwaukee's NPR, a department of UW-Milwaukee and an NPR member station, offers an exciting and creative work environment. WUWM looks for dedicated people who are ready for a challenge.


In 2020, WUWM 89.7 FM – Milwaukee’s NPR reached more people, digitally, than ever before. As digital editor, you will support our reporters and producers and showcase our content online — from our website to social media to smart speakers. We are looking for a creative collaborator who thinks digital first, and can visualize our radio stories and elevate our content through strong edits. What’s required: a Bachelor’s degree, minimum of 1 year of experience in digital news production, as well as strong writing, grammar and AP proofreading skills. The salary range for this position is $49,000-$57,000 per year, with actual compensation dependent upon qualifications and experience. Position open until filled with an initial screening to take place on January 28. Applications received after January 27, 2021 may not receive consideration.

The Von Fellowship is designed to give recent college graduates the opportunity to work in a professional news environment, preparing stories for broadcast and digital platforms. A particular emphasis is being put on recruiting candidates from underrepresented groups. (This is a continuous recruitment. Review of applications will begin on Nov. 1, 2020. Applications received after Oct. 31 may not receive consideration.)


In order to hire the best people for our jobs, WUWM recently completed an industry comparative salary review. The salary for each position is based on competitive market salary data and years of experience. In addition, all full-time employees receive a generous benefits package. More information here.


WUWM offers multiple internships at our station, located in downtown Milwaukee. Students can gain hands-on experience in broadcast and digital journalism or marketing / graphic design. All WUWM internships are unpaid; college credits may be earned.

Complete this application and follow these guidelines — WUWM News / Lake Effect / DigitalMarketing & Graphic Design  — to apply for a WUWM internship.

WUWM notifies organizations and groups that assist job seekers when there is an opening at the station. If your organization would like to be added to the list, send contact information to Ann Piatt via email.

WUWM is an Equal Opportunity Employer

WUWM / UW-Milwaukee is an AA / EEO employer strongly committed to maintaining a climate supporting equality of opportunity and respect for differences based on gender, culture, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age and lawful activities. We particularly encourage applications from individuals who would enhance and diversify our workforce.

To comply with Section 73.2080©(6) of the FFC's 2002 rule on equal employment opportunities, WUWM posts its EEO Public File Reports.

» EEO Public Radio Report 2019