IT Director


Tue, May 24, 2022


Thu, Jun 9, 2022

The convergence of software, hardware, cybersecurity, and infrastructure in IT, Digital/Web, Engineering, and Operations is accelerating rapidly. In response, Wisconsin Public Media (WPM) is seeking a visionary IT leader to design and implement a cohesive strategy that aligns the technology needs of Wisconsin Public Radio and PBS Wisconsin.

The IT Director will report to the Executive Director of Wisconsin Public Media and oversee all IT operations, including five direct reports, participate as a member of the WPM leadership team, and coordinate division-wide strategy in all areas of IT. The strategy for our division includes alignment with our state agency partner, Educational Communications Board, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the technology initiatives of NPR and PBS.

Bachelor’s Degree Preferred.
Trade schools, technical degrees, and certifications are also acceptable.

– Five years of professional, full-time experience in IT related position(s) leading teams, building positive, collaborative working relationships, and moving initiatives forward with diverse groups of stakeholders and partners.
– Minimum of two years experience supervising IT staff, with a demonstrated capacity to develop the talents and expertise of staff.
– Demonstrated ability to work cross-departmentally or across an institution with successful results.
– Demonstrated communication with directors, technologists, and stakeholders to achieve a successful result.
– Experience presenting technical content to non-technical and executive leadership.

– Professional experience in the media industry.
– Experience within higher education or government.
– Experience managing complex technology decision making to align multiple and sometimes disparate individual or unit needs.
– Experience coordinating with internal and external stakeholders to execute organizational policies, procedures and best practices.

Develops and directs the implementation of strategic plans for the division’s information technology (IT) function to ensure that resources are utilized to provide effective information technology services. Typically manages IT services through subordinate managers.

  • 20% Directs strategic information technology planning initiatives and establishes divisional objectives to ensure appropriate use of financial, administrative, staffing resources, and alignment with the strategic plan
  • 5% Develops operating policies and procedures to comply with regulations, institutional policies, and divisional objectives
  • 10% Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees
  • 5% Develops and audits the budget
  • 15% Serves as the divisional IT liaison representing the division’s interests to internal and external stakeholders
  • 20% Advises institutional or divisional leadership on information technology operations and business models
  • 5% May perform manager functions through subordinate managers
  • 10% Determines long-term division technology needs and develops overall strategy for technology needs and approach to integration ability, including systems development and hardware acquisition
  • 10% Serves as a leader to assure the integrity of organization data, proprietary information, and related intellectual property through information security and access management

Minimum $105,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Actual pay will depend on experience and qualifications.

Wisconsin Public Media 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 Ethical Guidelines for Editorial Staff of Wisconsin Public Radio and Television 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.

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background – people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

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 11:55 p.m. on June 9, 2022. The job number is 258001-LI.

The following must be received for your application to be complete: 1) Resume; 2) A cover letter describing how your experience relates to the listed required and preferred job qualifications; 3) A list of at least three professional references with titles, emails, and phone numbers (include at least one supervisory reference). Note that references will not be contacted without your prior knowledge.

Questions? Contact: Morgan Stewart, 821 University Avenue, Madison, WI, 53706; 608-262-2161