Mon, Jun 21, 2021


Tue, Jul 6, 2021


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. Work collaboratively as well as independently utilizing excellent creative, organizational and communication skills. Safely transport PBS Wisconsin production equipment to shoot locations around the state of Wisconsin, sometimes on very short notice. This position reports to the Production Facilities Manager.


No Degree Required. Bachelor’s degree in film and media studies or related area preferred.

MINIMUM YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE-A minimum of 2 years of professional videography and editing experience.
-Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License required or ability to obtain one.
-Ability to work some evenings, weekends and travel overnight throughout Wisconsin as stories warrant is required.
-Experience recording effective field video and audio that meets proper broadcast technical specifications in a variety of settings.
-Experience editing broadcast or other professional video stories, reports or projects.
-Demonstrated ability to be self-directed, work independently and work in teams to consistently meet deadlines.
-Excellent communication skills, a desire to learn and a proactive attitude.

-Familiarity with and experience operating DSLR camera packages and full ranges of lenses.
-Audio recordist experience working in complicated sound situations (i.e.: group interviews, noisy environments,music, etc.).
-Skill with Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere or equivalent non-linear editing systems.
-Experience editing longer form (5-10 minutes up to an hour) reports or programs.
-Camera operator experience on live, directed, studio or location productions.
-Video storyteller, reporter, scriptwriter, interviewer or field producer experience.
-Drone pilot experience and the ability to be licensed as a drone pilot preferred.


1. Use creative and technical videography skills in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor settings to successfully record video and audio which can be turned into exceptional broadcast and digital video reports, documentaries and stories.
2. Make decisions about which tools (various camera and microphone types, accessories such as sliders and gimbals, etc.) and techniques are appropriate to use for different styles and settings of shoots to most successfully achieve the goals of the story, report, program or project.
3. Make decisions about, and successfully set up and use, field lighting equipment to achieve appropriate look and style for differing projects.
4. Use creative and technical editing skills to turn producer-generated scripts and/or rough cuts into exceptional broadcast and digital video reports, documentaries and stories.
5. Maintain technical standards in a digital, non-linear editing environment through understanding common graphic, video and sound file formats and working with these file formats in a digital editing environment.
6. Proactively generate creative elements and use visual and audio techniques that enhance the style of a given program or segment and strengthen the storytelling. Use Adobe Cloud Software, Photo Shop and After Effects as appropriate. Stay current with principles of good graphic design and layout.
7. Stay current with the latest technical equipment and videography and editing techniques. Proactively seek new, efficient ways to accomplish tasks and professional development to improve skills.
8. Be comfortable with the technical aspects of broadcast field camera equipment and post production equipment and able to trouble-shoot in a self-directed manner when technical challenges arise.
9. Communicate effectively and professionally; handle multiple tasks and priorities; adhere to production timelines and budgets; meet all deadlines.
10. Use state or UW owned vehicles to safely transport PBS Wisconsin production equipment to shoot locations around the state of Wisconsin, sometimes on very short notice.
11. Other duties as assigned.


Minimum $43,000 depending on qualifications


Expected salary range for this position is $43,000 – $50,000. Actual pay will depend on relevant experience and qualification.

The occupant of this position is expected to comply with the Ethics for Editorial and Executive Staff found at 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.


Apply online by July 6, 2021. The job number is 236393.

The following must be received for your application to be complete:

1) Resume;

2) A cover letter detailing your interest in the position, including additional information on any of the required or preferred experience bullet points that connect to your experience and background;

3) Please include a link to 3-4 samples of videography and editing work.

As applicants progress to interviews, they will need to provide 3-5 professional references with emails and phone numbers (include one person you have supervised and at least one who has supervised you).

Direct inquiries and online support questions to: Kate O’Connor, PBS Wisconsin, 821 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, (608) 262-5221, [email protected]