Job no: 237588-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media

Position Summary:

Create compelling, creative and informative long-form programs/documentaries and short-form digital content for PBS Wisconsin. Content focuses primarily on Wisconsin's history, including the state's diverse people, places, events, and cultures. This position reports to the Executive Producer of History and Production Services.

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 Communications/History/Journalism or related fields preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-At least 3 years' experience required as a video producer or reporter. Experience must include researching and writing for long-form programs.
-Experience creating content focused on history, with extensive knowledge of archival research.
-At least 1 year experience managing complex projects managing multiple stakeholders and deadlines.
-Strong creative video storytelling skills combined with editorial judgment required. Ability to engage in high-level research and production on original, creative topics for story and project development.
-Strong organizational skills and attention to detail when creating and reviewing content, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills, are required for this position.
-Must be available to work weekdays, some evenings and weekends as needed, with ability to travel - with occasional overnights.

-Experience using Avid Media Composer, Adobe Creative Cloud or equivalent non-linear editing software.
-Familiarity or experience with public media.
-Experience with social media and web distribution.
-Knowledge of Wisconsin state history.
-A demonstrable passion for history and finding ways to make it interesting and relevant to current-day audiences.
-Experience conducting historical research, working with primary source materials, and obtaining rights for use.

Additional Information:

Expected salary range for this position is $52,000 to $62,000. 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 role will work remotely for the time being and will eventually work from our office in Madison, Wisconsin.

The occupant of this position is expected to comply with the Ethics for PBS Wisconsin 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.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $52,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Apply online by August 8, 2021. The job number is 237588.

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 video projects that you have worked on. Choose samples where the intent of the piece is to explain, enrich, or educate on a topic. Include a paragraph explaining your exact role in creating the media 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 supervisor).

Questions? Contact: Kate O'Connor, PBS Wisconsin, 821 University Avenue, Madison, WI, 53706; 608-262-5221; hr@wpm.wisc.edu.


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.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

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. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

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).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Jul 16 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Aug 8 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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