Appointed as Digital Producer, To the Best of Our Knowledge, Wisconsin Public Radio


Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

PhD field of study

PhD, American Studies, University of Iowa

Position Description

To the Best of Our Knowledge (TTBOOK) is a nationally-syndicated radio program produced by Wisconsin Public Radio, the second largest public radio network in the country. TTBOOK is a Peabody Award-winning “public radio magazine of ideas” with an audience of 360,000 listeners for each hour. The program is distributed by Public Radio International to nearly 200 stations around the country, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, and Miami. Broadcasting two one-hour programs each week, show topics vary widely - from politics, science, philosophy and "big ideas," to cultural trends, contemporary fiction, and pop culture. TTBOOK has interviewed many of the world’s leading writers, scientists, artists, and intellectuals, as well as dozens of Nobel laureates.

As Digital Producer, the ACLS Public Fellow would be fully integrated on the TTBOOK team, working closely with our staff of award-winning public radio producers. He or she will develop the ability to identify interviewees and research topics, prep interviewers, write broadcast-style copy, edit audio, and mix sound pieces using ProTools. The Digital Content Manager should be savvy with new media platforms, be familiar with public radio as a listener, and have a passion for sharing interesting, engaging, and timely content with a wide audience. The Digital Producer will develop and implement new digital projects from research, planning, content production, through quality assurance and evaluation. He or she will work closely with other TTBOOK producers and outside experts as needed to broaden TTBOOK’s radio content for users of various digital platforms, ranging from mobile applications to e-books. Additional responsibilities include creating proposals, work estimates, budget development and management, strategic planning, and strategic visioning for how public radio can engage with technology to serve its audience.