Studio Production Manager


Mon, Aug 1, 2022


Fri, Aug 19, 2022

The Studio Production Manager oversees all of PBS Wisconsin’s studio production space, equipment
and personnel; has hands-on experience with multi-camera studio or truck-based broadcast
productions; experience with a variety of types of production equipment; strong organizational skills;
is detail oriented and calm and adept under deadline pressure. This person excels in the fast-paced
world of broadcast and digital media production. The Studio Production Manager supervises 3-5 full
time and 5-10 part time production supervisors and crew who work together with a team of
experienced producers, directors, engineers and other production professionals to create
award-winning broadcast and digital productions in our Madison studios and at locations around

Bachelor’s Degree
Field of Communication Arts, Mass Communication, Media Production or related field.

-At least 1 year experience in a leadership or supervisory position on professional video productions
-Hands-on experience with multi-camera studio and remote production for professional broadcast,
livestreaming or similar distribution system.
-Project management experience. Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to
handle complex schedules and multi-task. Demonstrated ability to be self-directed..
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to manage and prioritize multiple
communication streams including interacting with multiple departments, internal and external parties,
clients and collaborators.
-Experience teaching and training individuals on use of media production equipment, as well as
standards, expectations, and best practices in video production work.
-Demonstrated ability to stay calm, productive and professional in times of multiple deadlines and
competing priorities.
-Innovative problem solver. Ability to think outside-the-box, and to find and implement solutions to
challenges while adhering to station, broadcast and University standards and guidelines.

-Knowledge and experience programming and operating production switchers in a live production
-Experience directing live, multi-camera productions
-Experience troubleshooting problems with studio and remote equipment and identifying solutions.

Manages and supervises all studio personnel, studio, and location productions, and the production crew. Assigns and coordinates activities of studio personnel and the maintenance and disposal of materials and resources used in productions.

  • 15% 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
  • 15% Assigns crews and supervises the coordination of all studio and location production elements
  • 15% Assists producers and other staff in pre-planning processes for all productions
  • 5% Serves as a contact for studio scheduling requests and assists in scheduling other resources
  • 10% Supervises crews and operates video and audio production equipment used in studios and with the remote production truck
  • 5% Directs inventory, assesses needs based on knowledge of evolving technology, and prioritizes purchases to meet station strategic priorities
  • 10% Serves as representative of the production team to internal and external clients
  • 5% Directs the storage, maintenance, and disposal of all production materials
  • 5% Responsible for maintaining studio production switching equipment and training staff on operation techniques
  • 10% Direct for multi-camera content production including live/recorded studio or location productions
  • 5% Troubleshoot problems and identify solutions with studio and remote production equipment.

Minimum $63,800 ANNUAL (12 months)
Expected annual salary for this position will be dependent on experience and qualifications.

Expected annual salary for this position is in the low to mid-60s with actual pay dependent on
experience and qualifications.
The person in this position will be required to comply with the Ethical Guidelines for All 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.
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 08/19/2022.  The job number is 262969.

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 until the final stages of the interview process, and not without your prior knowledge.

Questions? Contact: Kate O’Connor, Wisconsin Public Radio, 821 University Avenue, Madison, WI, 53706; 608-262-5221.