Education Video Producer


Fri, Mar 13, 2020


Wed, Apr 8, 2020


Are you a video-based storyteller with high-level cinematography and editing skills? Do you resonate with the public media mission and have a passion for educational content?

Come work at PBS Wisconsin Education, where we create high quality, standards-based, K-12 learning media to inspire students to engage and learn. This role requires strong aesthetic and technical skills in video production, an ability to create compelling narratives in short-form, and a commitment to working with partners to craft beautiful and functional learning resources. This position reports to the Executive Producer of Education and works closely with our team of Education Producers and Specialists, content creators across the PBS Wisconsin organization, and with K-12 educators and learners throughout the state.


  1. Skillful operation of DSLR cameras, off-camera lighting, and audio equipment to capture interviews and b-roll footage.
  2. Skillful operation of Adobe Premiere and other Adobe applications to edit and refine video content.
  3. Pre-production producing tasks, including content research, interview preparation, story-mapping/story-boarding.
  4. Organization of filming logistics, such as location securing, equipment and talent/staff booking, and creating detailed filming schedules.
  5. Adhere to budgets, secure rights, track releases, and other production administration duties.
  6. Work with Wisconsin educators, students, and education consultants to ensure our projects align to state standards and are responsive to educators’ needs.
  7. Work with PBS Wisconsin staff across the organization on all aspects of education project production, from development, finance, production, design, marketing, programming, engineering, and online publishing.
  8. Collaborate on student activities, instructional guides, and educator support materials.
  9. Contribute to and help maintain our digital asset management system, following naming and organizational conventions.
  10. Contribute to and follow project management applications.
  11. Assist in documenting project effectiveness, including obtaining, compiling, and analyzing feedback, evaluations and assessments.
  12. Continue to build knowledge of and proficiency with media and technologies and their potential for serving students and teachers.
  13. Occasional travel across Wisconsin to create, steward, and collaborate with PBS Wisconsin Education partners, educators, and school districts as projects warrant.
  14. Comply with both the UW and PBS Wisconsin code of ethics:
  15. Effectively engage diverse perspectives and experiences in work products and in organizational interactions, and demonstrate respect for others in all workplace relationships. Support an equitable, diverse and inclusive work environment.
  16. Other duties as assigned.


  • A minimum of 3 years of experience producing video projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including evidence of ability to work collaboratively within and across organizations, and proactively keep projects on task.
  • Knowledge and ability to operate video production equipment, including but not limited to DSLR cameras, lighting, and audio equipment.
  • Knowledge and ability to edit in Adobe Premiere.
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and work independently, as well as work collaboratively and cooperatively in teams.
  • Strong computer and online skills.


We expect to pay in the high forties to low fifties annually with actual pay dependent upon qualifications and experience.  UW-Madison offers a comprehensive benefits package.


Apply online at by April 8, 2020.  The job number is 221701.  The following must be received for your application to be complete:

1) Resume

2) A cover letter describing how your experience relates to the job duties and minimum and desirable qualifications

3) A document with a list of media portfolio links featuring at least three and no more than six video projects, and accompanying text describing your technical and/or creative role in each project. For technical roles, please include what software or gear you used in the production.

4) A list of three professional (one supervisory) references with contact information

Questions? Contact: Kate O’Connor, PBS Wisconsin, 821 University Avenue, Madison, WI, 53706; 608-262-0477; [email protected].