Youth Media Producer


Fri, Mar 13, 2020


Wed, Apr 8, 2020


Are you interested in supporting teen students to create their own media? Do you have experience managing and scaling projects, creating media, and crafting stories? Do you resonate with the public media mission and have a passion for educational content?

Come work at PBS Wisconsin Education, where we create high quality, standards-based, K-12 learning media to inspire students to engage and learn. This role will report to the Executive Producer of Education and will serve as a project lead for the stations’ classroom media production initiative, Click Youth Media. This position requires excellent organization, project management, and communication skills to coordinate interns and collaborate with and serve classrooms all across Wisconsin.


  1. Support media production in classrooms with a working knowledge of video and audio production equipment such as DSLR cameras, off-camera lighting, audio equipment, and video editing software.
  2. Design ‘youth media challenges’ and coordinate classrooms to scale work across the state.
  3. Support student work by consulting on all elements of production, from pitches and pre-production to rough cuts and refinement work.
  4. Write and edit student activities, instructional guides, and educator support materials, aligning all projects with academic standards currently in use in Wisconsin.
  5. Support the development, planning, and execution of video production professional development events for educators.
  6. Help nurture teacher and student advisory boards, and work on systems that facilitate teacher and student collaboration on ideating, developing, testing, and evaluating educational content.
  7. Coordinate and manage interns who will travel to schools to act as media mentors.
  8. Create or contribute to other PBS Wisconsin Education classroom media productions as requested.
  9. Assist in documenting project effectiveness, including obtaining, compiling, and analyzing feedback and evaluations.
  10. Continue to build knowledge of and proficiency with media and technologies and their potential for serving students and teachers.
  11. Occasional travel across Wisconsin to create, steward, and collaborate with PBS Wisconsin Education partners, educators, and school districts as projects warrant.
  12. Comply with both the UW and PBS Wisconsin code of ethics:
  13. Effectively engage diverse perspectives and experiences in work products and in organizational interactions, and demonstrate respect for others in all workplace relationships. Support an equitable, diverse and inclusive work environment.
  14. Other duties as assigned.


  • A minimum of 3 years of experience producing video projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including evidence of ability to work collaboratively within and across organizations, and proactively keep projects on task.
  • Knowledge and ability to operate video production equipment, including but not limited to DSLR cameras, lighting, and audio equipment.
  • Knowledge and ability to edit in Adobe Premiere.
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and work independently, as well as work collaboratively and cooperatively in teams.
  • Strong computer and online skills.


We expect to pay in the high forties to low fifties annually with actual pay dependent upon qualifications and experience.  UW-Madison offers a comprehensive benefits package.


Apply online at by April 8, 2020.  The job number is 221696.  The following must be received for your application to be complete:

1) Resume

2) A cover letter describing how your experience relates to the job duties and minimum and desirable qualifications

3) A document with a list of media portfolio links featuring at least three and no more than six video projects, and accompanying text describing your technical and/or creative role in each project. For technical roles, please include what software or gear you used in the production.

4) A list of three professional (one supervisory) references with contact information

Questions? Contact: Kate O’Connor, PBS Wisconsin, 821 University Avenue, Madison, WI, 53706; 608-262-0477; [email protected].