Honoring Eric Von’s Memory by Fostering the Next Generation of Journalists
Well-respected Milwaukee journalist and commentator, Eric Von, died in 2016 after a more than 25 year career in the radio industry. His reporting and talk shows engaged newsmakers in discussions of important community issues.
In addition to his work with WNOV-AM and other commercial radio stations, Mr. Von spent his last years working with WUWM 89.7 FM, 371 Productions and AIR's Finding America on the Precious Lives project, a 2-year, 100-part weekly radio series about gun violence and young people in the Milwaukee area.
Carrying On His Legacy
WUWM seeks to honor Von’s memory by giving the next generation of journalists a chance to develop their craft so that they may carry on his legacy through the Eric Von Fellowship.
“This is an incredible project to honor my late husband’s life, impact and commitment to making our community better," Eric Von's wife, Faithe Colas shares. "He was a professional journalist and a dynamic commentator and I’m grateful to have the support of WUWM to keep his vision alive."
Applicants will be expected to provide: · A cover letter explaining a.) how you meet all of the required qualifications; b.) which preferred requirements you meet; c.) why you are the ideal candidate and, d.) why you are interested in this job. · A resume · Samples of your previous work in the field of journalism (i.e., audio or video from school sponsored internships) OR other audio that demonstrates your announcing style. (Links of audio/video samples can be included in your application materials or files can be emailed to Ann Piatt at email@example.com.) · Names and contact information for three references
(OPTIONAL: Letters of recommendation from faculty members or previous employer may be combined into one document) uploaded to “Other Document 1". In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether she/he meets any of the qualifications, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications. This is a continuous recruitment. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2020. Applications received after October 31, 2020 may not receive consideration.