PBS Wisconsin is seeking a talented and hard-working videographer/editor who is passionate about
video production, journalism, working collaboratively with reporters to cover important statewide
issues and creating opportunities for middle and high school students to develop skills to produce
meaningful content that inspires, educates, and informs. Applicants must be able to skillfully and
successfully operate broadcast quality video cameras and edit video and audio on non-linear editing
systems for PBS Wisconsin broadcast, digital and non-broadcast productions. This job will work both
collaboratively and independently, utilizing excellent creative, organizational and communication
skills. This position reports to the Director of News.
Associate’s Degree in Film and media studies or related area
1. A minimum of 2 years of professional videography and editing experience.
2. Experience recording effective field video and audio that meets proper broadcast technical
specifications in a variety of settings.
3. Experience editing broadcast or other professional video stories, reports or projects.
4. Demonstrated ability to be self-directed, work independently and work in teams to consistently
5. Excellent communication skills, a desire to learn and a proactive attitude.
1. Experience teaching videography and editing skills to others
2. Familiarity with and experience operating DSLR camera packages and full ranges of lenses.
3. Audio recordist experience working in complicated sound situations (i.e.: group interviews, noisy
environments, music, etc.).
4. Skill with Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere or equivalent non-linear editing systems.
5. Experience editing longer form (5-10 minutes up to an hour) reports or programs.
6. Camera operator experience on live, directed, studio or location productions.
7. Video storyteller, reporter, scriptwriter, interviewer or field producer experience.
8. Drone pilot experience and the ability to be licensed as a pilot preferred.
– 25% Operates video equipment to capture events, presentations, performances, or educational
activities in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor settings
– 5% Plans, organizes, and executes video production projects in collaboration with internal work
units and stakeholders
– 10% Sets up and maintains all required equipment
– 25% Edits post-production work with various software and technologies according to
– 5% Shares and/or produces materials on various mediums
– 5% May train, direct, and guide staff or students on specific uses of video equipment and digital
software, as needed
– 5% Develops and schedules operational work plans for onsite productions and post-production
editing work according to established objectives
– 5% Uses creative and technical skills along with editorial independence, editorial judgement, and
journalistic integrity on projects across broadcast and digital platforms
– 5% Serves as subject matter expert in broadcast video and audio standards, and file-based
– 10% Works directly with PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab participants to coach youth
media producers in multimedia production
This appointment will be a 100% fixed term terminal appointment through June 30, 2023 with the
potential to become permanent after that date.
Expected salary range for this position is the low to mid $50,000’s. Actual pay will depend on
relevant experience and qualification.
This position requires the ability to work some evenings, weekends and travel overnight throughout
Wisconsin as stories warrant. A valid Wisconsin Driver’s License required or ability to obtain one is
The occupant of this position is expected to comply with the Ethics for Editorial and Executive Staff
found at pbswisconsin.org/about/ as well as 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
Visit jobs.hr.wisc.edu to apply. The job number is 252293. Please submit a resume and a detailed cover letter outlining how your experience and skills relate to
the Required and Preferred Qualifications listed for this specific position. Also, attach document with a
link to 3-4 examples of your videography and editing work. Samples for videography may be the same
or different from samples for editing. Include a notation of what you did for each sample. Finally,
please include a list of 3-4 references, with one being a current or past supervisor. We will not be
contacting references without notifying you beforehand.
Direct inquiries and online support questions to: Erin Cook, PBS Wisconsin, 821 University Avenue,
Madison, Wisconsin 53706, (608) 263-0477.