Morgan Murphy Media launches two programs to attract and grow high-quality journalists, station leaders

Company initiative offers student loan repayment bonuses for the first time

MADISON, Wisconsin – Morgan Murphy Media will launch two company-wide efforts created to better attract and grow high-quality journalists and station leaders.

Journalism 365

Journalism 365 is a comprehensive development program for early-stage journalists. It will help them get on-the-job training and personal development experiences that prepare them for a long and successful career. Selected participants will spend one year in a company newsroom. They will work through a dedicated month-by-month curriculum created by newsroom and company leaders.

Journalism 365 participants will earn $5,250 for the first year to pa back student loans. If the participant chooses to stay with the company in any role, the annual bonus will reman available for tw2o additional years. In total, journalists can earn up to $15,750 on top of a competitive wage and benefit package. Participants without student loans can still earn the J365 program bonuses.

“Throughout our history, the company success has been rooted in the quality of our people,” said MMM executive vice president and chief operating officer Brian Burns. “These investments are unique in our industry and are intended to send a strong message – Morgan Murphy Media is committed to your growth.”

Grow with MMM

Under a second program, called Grow with MMM, the company is putting aside a new investment fund for current team members who want additional training and personal development programs. This fund will be available to everyone in the company across all departments. MMM will also create  website dedicated to showcasing all training opportunities available inside and outside the company. This will allow anyone to apply in a matter of minutes. These programs continue recent company efforts to evolve newsroom workflows. It will also create more flexibility for journalists.

“The fight for talent is immense right now,” said Colin Benedict, MMM VP of News. “Many journalists want flexibility, help with student loans and a clear development path and we are providing all three.”

The Journalism 365 program will be available to multi-media journalists (MMJs) at KOAM in the Joplin, Missouri/Pittsburg, Kansas market. The news content producer program will be located at WKBT in the La Crosse-Eau Claire, Wisconsin market. Both programs are  part of a broader, multi-year company investment. It will help develop talent at all levels of the business.

“We are closely focused on our team members growth and success,” said Kate Doty, director of talent and team development for MMM. “These programs are core building blocks for us to develop the next generation of journalists and leaders.”

Each newsroom will have a dedicated program leader for the J365 program. Participants will also have access to mentorship across the entire company. Those interested can contact Doty directly or apply online at

Recruitment Contact:

Kate Doty, Morgan Murphy Media Director of Talent and Team Development,
Email:, 608-277-5111

You can view Morgan Murphy Media job openings here.