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Lee Ester Fellowship

Lee Ester Fellowship at University of Wisconsin – Madison

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Applications are open for Lee Ester Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. The Lee Ester News Fellow is considered a developmental reporter at WPR. He or she will be a general-assignment reporter responsible for producing newscast-length stories and, occasionally, feature-length material.

Regular and concentrated coaching on writing, editing, voicing, and other aspects of radio news reporting is an important developmental element of this fellowship. The news fellow will also contribute to WPR’s online news efforts. This position is based in Madison and reports to the News Director. This position will operate remotely at present but will eventually be expected to report to the office.


  • Previous broadcast news internship or at least one year of relevant professional experience (educational and student media is acceptable).
  • Demonstrated ability to generate news story ideas.
  • Some experience voicing stories.
  • Some experience producing or re-purposing news material for the web.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate radio production equipment.


The salary for the Lee Ester News Fellow will be $2,916 per month for the 9-month fellowship. The Lee Ester News Fellow will also receive health and dental benefits during the term of the fellowship.

The University of Wisconsin–Madison (also known as the University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin, UW, UW–Madison, or simply Madison) is a public research university in Madison, Wisconsin. Its academic programs include 136 undergraduate majors, 148 master’s degree programs, and 120 doctoral programs. A major contributor to Wisconsin’s economy, the university is the largest employer in the state,[9] with over 21,600 faculty and staff. The UW is one of America’s Public Ivy universities[10] and is Carnegie classified as an R1 Doctoral Research University, denoting very high research activity


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline30 April,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerThe University of Wisconsin–Madison



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