Job no: 236102-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media, Other

Position Summary:

PBS Wisconsin Education's Education History Producer develops and produces classroom media for upper elementary and middle school social studies, local history and culture, and English Language Arts studies. This position brings historical inquiry skills to life in multiple formats, including writing, animation, video, and other media. This position works with colleagues across the educational ecosystem to ensure that the content we create is aligned with educational standards in use in Wisconsin, and works with advisors to ensure that the content is accurate and inclusive. This position also supports a program that reaches high school students across the state producing their own local history content. This position reports to the Executive Producer of Education.

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 in history, education or related field preferred

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-2 years or more experience producing media and/or creating educational resources
-Strong written communication skills
-Proven ability to translate topics into easily understood material, with an ability to employ engaging, creative approaches

-Experience conducting historical research, working with primary source materials, and obtaining rights for use
-Knowledge of Wisconsin state history
-Familiarity with National or Wisconsin state social studies standards
-Familiarity with or competency in animation production
-Familiarity with or competency in digital video production

Additional Information:

Expected salary range for this position is the $50,000-$59,000 range. Actual pay will depend on experience and qualifications. PBS Wisconsin offers a comprehensive benefits package, including generous vacation, sick leave, healthcare and pension.

The person in this position will be required to comply with the Ethics for PBS Wisconsin Editorial & Executive Staff 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.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Apply online by July 7, 2021. The job number is 236102. 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) Share two to four pieces of media or educational resources (this may include video, animation, interactive, graphics, written guides, etc.) that you have worked on. Choose samples where the intent of the piece is to explain or educate on a topic. Include a paragraph explaining your exact role in creating the resource or media, what aspects you were not directly responsible for or involved in, and what you think is successful about the work;
4) Share one to three pieces of writing. These can be examples of your script writing, essays, educational resource materials, etc.

As applicants progress to interviews, they will need to provide at least three professional references with titles, emails, and phone numbers (include at least one supervisory reference).

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


Kate O'Connor
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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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: Jun 16 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jul 14 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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