Reporter - Sauk and Columbia Counties

Baraboo, WI 53913, USA Req #16000
Thursday, May 19, 2022

News reporter (2)

Sauk and Columbia counties

Juneau County


Madison Media Partners is looking for two curious, driven self-starters with good people skills, a positive attitude and great work ethic to keep readers informed about what’s going on in their communities in Sauk, Columbia and Juneau counties, Wisconsin.


The region is in the heart of Wisconsin’s driftless area, an ancient landscape untouched by glaciers that offers unlimited outdoor pursuits. It’s also home to Wisconsin’s top tourist destination as well as a lively arts and music scene.


For a storyteller, the region is a gold mine. Politically purple, its diverse population ranges from conservationists to clowns (Baraboo is home to the world-famous Circus World Museum). Members of the Ho-Chunk Nation have always called the area home, and immigrant families and student workers regularly travel from South America and Eastern Europe to spend their summers working in the Wisconsin Dells.


The successful candidates will write news and feature stories, shoot photos and videos for, serving south-central Wisconsin, and its related print products: The Baraboo News Republic, the Portage Daily Register, the Beaver Dam Daily Citizen, the Wisconsin Dells Events and the Juneau County Star-Times. Stories may also appear in the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison.


Both of these positions are, at heart, general assignment reporting positions, requiring a lot of flexibility, an ability to develop sources and work independently to decide what is newsworthy or makes a good story. In addition, the person selected to cover Sauk and Columbia County will cover Baraboo schools and regional attractions. The Juneau County reporter will be responsible for covering everything from local government, schools, businesses, events and public safety.


One to two years’ experience in journalism, either in school, internships or on the job, is preferred. Reporters must live in or near their coverage area to respond to breaking news.


To be considered for the position, apply online at (Select Location: Baraboo) As part of your online application, please attach a cover letter and five samples of your work or links to five recent stories. If you’ve done video work, please also include links to three recent videos.


The deadline to apply is June 13th.


Capital Newspapers is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to maintaining a workforce that accurately reflects our audience and expands our voice. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Pre-employment background and drug screenings apply.


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  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Baraboo, WI 53913, USA