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 ambitious, dedicated people who are ready for a challenge.


WUWM is hiring an experienced and visionary executive producer for our Lake Effect news magazine. The person will manage the show’s producers, edit content and set the vision for the program. This is a continuous recruitment. Initial review of applications will begin on August 3, 2019. Applications received after that date may not receive consideration.

WUWM is hiring a Membership Manager responsible for managing all aspects of WUWM’s solicitation program with listeners and foundations. The membership manager is responsible for leadership on membership activities as well as direct solicitations. A review of applications will take place on October 1, 2019. Applications received after that date may not be considered.

WUWM’s Content Manager is responsible for the content that is distributed on the organization’s various platforms including broadcast and digital. This includes managing the station’s creative team as well as cohesively scheduling national radio programming in order to sustain and build an audience. This is a continuous recruitment, with applicants being reviewed after September 6, 2019. Applications posted after this date may not be reviewed.

The Eric Von Fellowship is designed to give recently graduated journalism students the opportunity to work in a professional news environment, preparing stories for broadcast and digital platforms This is a continuous recruitment. Review of applications will begin on July 1, 2019. Applications received after June 30, 2019 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.


Becoming a WUWM volunteer is a great way to show your support. WUWM is always seeking enthusiastic volunteers to help with office work and at outreach events. » Volunteer Application

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