Produce compelling and creative broadcast and digital content for PBS Wisconsin. Bring Wisconsin’s stories to life, with content that explores the state’s diverse people, places, events, and cultures. Join our award-winning team and produce projects similar to: Wisconsin From the Air, Mike Leckrone: Wisconsin’s Showman, Wisconsin’s Scenic Treasures, Wisconsin Hometown Stories and Nancy Zieman: Extraordinary Grace. This position reports to the Executive Producer of History and Production Services.
Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or Communications
1. Minimum 3 years professional experience as a video producer; experience must include a primary role in researching and writing.
2. Minimum 2 years experience managing complex video production projects with multiple stakeholders and deadlines.
3. Creative video storytelling skills combined with editorial judgment.
4. Strong organizational, collaboration and communication skills.
1. Experience using Avid Media Composer, Adobe Creative Cloud or equivalent non-linear editing software.
2. Familiarity or experience with public media and its mission.
3. Demonstrated knowledge of the diversity of Wisconsin’s state history, people and cultures.
Develops and produces content and production materials in one or more areas for programming.
Assists in developing, coordinating, and directing the production strategy and process.
– 20% Researches and develops production strategy for one or more programs across broadcast
and digital platforms
– 20% Produces, develops, and edits content that may include identifying topics, themes, guests,
conducting pre-interviews and/or interviews, writing, and/or integrating content for multimedia
– 20% Performs daily operational activities for live and pre-recorded content, and may direct the
editorial and creative process of production activities
– 20% Collaborates with other content creators in pre- to post-production processes, prepares
materials, and handles logistics for broadcast and/or digital publications
– 10% Maintains familiarity with studio equipment and/or applicable technology for production
– 10% May schedule and direct operational activities for content production, including
live/recorded studio or field productions
Expected salary range for this position is $52,000 to $62,000. Actual pay and title will depend on
experience and qualifications. PBS Wisconsin offers a comprehensive benefits package, including
generous vacation, sick leave, healthcare and pension.
This individual must be available to work weekdays, some evenings and weekends as needed, with
ability to travel – with occasional overnights.
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: https://pbswisconsin.org/about/, 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.
HOW TO APPLY
Apply at jobs.wisc.edu by April 23rd, 2022. The job number is 254799.
The following must be received for your application to be complete:
2) A cover letter detailing your interest in the position, including additional information on any of the required or preferred qualifications that connect to your experience and background;
3) Share links to three video projects that you have worked on. Choose samples where the intent of the piece is to explain, enrich, or educate on a topic. Include a paragraph explaining your exact role in creating the media and what you think is successful about the work;
4) Share two pieces of writing. Examples of non-fiction narration and script writing are strongly preferred.
5) Provide at least three professional references with titles, emails, and phone numbers (include at least one supervisor). References will not be contacted without your prior knowledge.
Questions? Contact: Erin Cook, 821 University Avenue, Madison, WI, 53706; 608-263-0477.