Education History Producer


Thu, Jun 17, 2021


Wed, Jul 14, 2021


PBS Wisconsin Education’s Education History Producer develops and produces classroom media for upper elementary and middle school social studies, local history and culture, and English Language Arts studies. This position brings historical inquiry skills to life in multiple formats, including writing, animation, video, and other media. This position works with colleagues across the educational ecosystem to ensure that the content we create is aligned with educational standards in use in Wisconsin, and works with advisors to ensure that the content is accurate and inclusive. This position also supports a program that reaches high school students across the state producing their own local history content. This position reports to the Executive Producer of Education.


Bachelor’s Degree in history, education or related field preferred.


-2 years or more experience producing media and/or creating educational resources
-Strong written communication skills
-Proven ability to translate topics into easily understood material, with an ability to employ engaging, creative approaches

-Experience conducting historical research, working with primary source materials, and obtaining rights for use
-Knowledge of Wisconsin state history
-Familiarity with National or Wisconsin state social studies standards
-Familiarity with or competency in animation production
-Familiarity with or competency in digital video production



-Produces educational content for grades 3-8. May include identifying topics, themes, and/or learning goals, conducting research and interviews, writing scripts, writing books or other text materials for young learners, developing interactives, producing animations or videos, and creating or securing media assets.
-Collaborates with other content creators in pre- to post-production processes, including work with illustrators, animators, designers, web developers, videographers, editors, and others. Prepares materials for digital and/or broadcast publications.
-Maintains familiarity with applicable technology and workflows for production.
-Supports local history content production efforts with students and educators in schools across Wisconsin.
-Ensures that content is state standards-aligned and is co-developed with state educators and advisors.


Minimum $50,000 depending on qualifications


Expected salary range for this position is the $50,000-$59,000 range. Actual pay will depend on experience and qualifications. PBS Wisconsin offers a comprehensive benefits package, including generous vacation, sick leave, healthcare and pension.

The person in this position will be required to comply with the Ethics for PBS Wisconsin Editorial & Executive Staff located here ( in addition to the UW-Madison code of ethics.

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.



Apply online at by July 14, 2021. The job number is 236102.

The following must be received for your application to be complete:
1) Resume;
2) A cover letter detailing your interest in the position, including additional information on any of the required or preferred experience bullet points that connect to your experience and background;
3) Share two to four pieces of media or educational resources (this may include video, animation, interactive, graphics, written guides, etc.) that you have worked on. Choose samples where the intent of the piece is to explain or educate on a topic. Include a paragraph explaining your exact role in creating the resource or media, what aspects you were not directly responsible for or involved in, and what you think is successful about the work;
4) Share one to three pieces of writing. These can be examples of your script writing, essays, educational resource materials, etc.

As applicants progress to interviews, they will need to provide at least three professional references with titles, emails, and phone numbers (include at least one supervisory reference).

Questions? Contact: Kate O’Connor, PBS Wisconsin, 821 University Avenue, Madison, WI, 53706; 608-262-5221, [email protected]