News 3 Now/WISC-TV has an exciting opportunity for a Political Reporter to lead our State Capitol and election coverage in one of America’s few battleground states.  As we saw in 2020, few states are contested like Wisconsin both at a national and state level. Our political climate continues to draw national and state attention and stories, and this person will be the face of our coverage through it all. The right candidate will dig deep into critical issues that matter to voters, break stories on the competitive political state capitol beat and hold people accountable through our Reality Check fact-check franchise.

You could do all of this while working for a family-owned company in one of America’s most livable cities. Madison is consistently ranked as one of the best places to raise a familyone of the best college sports townsand one of the best places to live, period.

Meet Madison.

News 3 Now produces more than 40 hours of television news a week, and we embrace coverage through our app, social, web site and streaming video channels resulting in a digital stronghold position in the market. The right candidate will innovate on TV as well as digital and social channels. We expect our coverage to meet consumers where they are and connect with them in convenient ways.

Since 1890, Morgan Murphy Media has been committed to quality journalism. We’ve been honored to win five national Edward R. Murrow Awards from the RTDNA in the past five years, including the top prize for overall excellence in 2016. We are searching for someone that also has an expectation of excellence. 

What you’ll do:

  • Lead our political reporting coverage on all platforms working both as an MMJ or with a photographer depending on the assignment.
  • Continue our successful Reality Check franchise holding political leaders accountable for their advertisements and statements.
  • Contribute to our Sunday morning community affairs program, For the Record, with long-form political discussions and conversations with community stakeholders.
  • Contribute to our investigative team, with in-depth pieces about government accountability, political issues or topics that are important to our community.
  • Track and communicate political/government story developments for our newsroom.
  • Embrace local news delivery through emerging platforms.
  • Help Wisconsin voters make informed decisions.
  • While the vast majority of work will be focused on politics, some general assignment reporting will be required.

What you’ll bring:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in journalism, with previous political coverage experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to break stories in a highly competitive environment
  • Four-year degree in journalism, communications or equivalent field required
  • Strong broadcast and AP style writing skills
  • Strong command of journalism ethics and the tenets of professional journalism
  • Working knowledge of newsroom software, social media, camera equipment, and editing systems

What News 3 Now/WISC-TV offers:

  • We’re a dynamic and progressive family-owned business that values our employees, our culture, and our community
  • Medical, dental, vision, prescription, life, and long-term disability insurance, EAP, flexible spending account, 401(k), paid time off (vacation, sick, personal, holidays)

Equal Opportunity Employer