Our Documenters program is a critical component in Wausau Pilot and Review’s mission to bridge the ideals of civic journalism with the economic and political realities in which it exists. In short, Documenters democratize news and information at the local level.

Documenters participate in a range of Wausau Pilot and Review projects, including, but not limited to:

  • Attending and documenting public governance meetings and civic events
  • Engaging in projects designed to increase the role of reporting and storytelling in public discourse
  • Using data, official reports and community dialogue to provide context to some of the city’s most pressing issues
  • Assisting with Wausau Pilot and Review’s public events
  • Writing reflections to be featured on Wausau Pilot and Review’s Documenters Blog

If this sounds like something you’re interested in, fill out the form below. If it seems like you might be a good fit, we’ll require you to meet with us one on one to go over your specific technical needs, your experience (if any), our expectations, and determine which local government meetings fit your schedule and interest.

*Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, however, all enrolled Documenters must attend at least one Wausau Pilot and Review training to become eligible for paid Documenters assignments. $15/hour stipends are provided per approved assignment.

This program is made possible through individual donations and grants from several organizations including the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin.

Start the application by filling out the fields below, and we’ll be in touch shortly. You can also email a resume to editor@wausaupilotandreview.com.