Job no: 231344-AS
Work type: Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media, Engineering, Other

Position Summary:

The Media Production Specialist works as a member of the PBS Wisconsin Operations and Engineering teams providing technical and operational expertise related to complex live and pre-recorded studio and remote productions around Wisconsin. This includes working as a member of the production crew on the setup and operation of audio and/or video production equipment, as well as assisting with maintenance of broadcast and digital media production tools. As part of a multi-faceted media organization, this position reports to the Chief of Engineering and Production Technology and is additionally responsive to the Studio and Remote Production Manager.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree or Technical certification in media production, broadcast engineering or related field preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

One year experience working in a professional media production environment in one or more of the following areas is required:
- Operating professional broadcast production equipment including video cameras, switchers, lighting instruments, microphones and/or related production gear.
- Performing setup and strike of television studio and location production elements including staging, lighting, cabling and broadcast production equipment.
- Working on live media productions that depend on tight deadlines and content delivery to audiences or stakeholders.

Ability to lift up to 30 pounds, climb ladders and work safely on elevated surfaces; pull and install wiring. Visual acuity and dexterity to work on small electronic components.

Strong organizational skills as evidenced by experience multi-tasking while maintaining accuracy, efficiency and attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to be self-directed, work independently and work in teams.

Ability to work some evenings, weekends and occasional overnight travel as productions warrant.

- Experience working as a floor manager, assistant producer and/or assistant director on professional broadcast productions
- Experience directing multi-camera, live and recorded, broadcast productions.
- Experience maintaining or repairing video and audio production equipment.
- Experience with audio or video transmission equipment such as digital or IP based routers, patch bays or video conferencing hardware and software.
- Knowledge of Federal Communication Commission (FCC) broadcast production standards.

Additional Information:

Full time salary for this position is in the low to mid-$40,000's depending on successful candidate's experience and qualifications. This is a 50% position.

The occupant of this position is expected to comply with the Ethics for PBS Wisconsin Staff found at as well as the UW Madison Code of Ethics.

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.



Work Type:

Part Time: 50%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $40,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit a resume and a cover letter detailing how your experience and skills relate to the Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience, and the Not Required but Desirable Qualifications listed for this specific position. Please also include a list of 3-4 references, with 1 being a current supervisor.

Apply online at by two weeks from posting date. The job number is 231344.

Questions? Contact: Kate O'Connor, PBS Wisconsin, 821 University Avenue, Madison, WI, 53706; 608-262-5221;


Michele Blakeman
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Feb 8 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Feb 22 2021 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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