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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 25, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Communications, Digital Media, Professional Fields, Journalism, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Editing & Publications Management
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Job no: 239574-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media

Position Summary:

Assists with the management of the operations for the PBS Wisconsin news department. Supervises broadcast and digital video content production and staff, provides editorial guidance, and may contribute content. Responsible for producing award-winning, statewide, weekly television and digital news analysis programs and projects that cover state issues and politics. Also responsible for shared oversight of the project websites. Produces other news and public affairs specials as assigned. This position reports to the News Director.

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 required, journalism or related field preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- Minimum 4 years of leading a broadcast video news project or programs required. Experience managing a team of individuals with varying levels of experience preferred.
- Knowledge of best practices in editorial decision making and ethical journalism.
- Strong attention to detail with demonstrated excellent writing, grammar and proofreading skills. Knowledge of AP style.
- Demonstrated ability to lead and work productively and successfully with people from diverse backgrounds.
- Strong knowledge of Wisconsin current events, politics and issues.
- Proven ability to work in both independent and collaborative settings.

- Experience in producing video journalism.
- Understanding of best practices in producing digital journalism.
- Experience in public broadcasting.

Additional Information:

Expected salary range for this position is $69,000 up to $75,000 for highly experienced candidates who exceed the qualifications. Actual pay will depend on experience and qualifications.

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

This position requires the ability to travel, with occasional overnights, for work. The incumbent must also be available to work weekdays, some evenings and weekends as needed, in support of news assignments.

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 $69,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

For consideration please submit:
1) Resume
2) Letter of interest specifically addressing the type of experience you have and how it qualifies you for the position. Please describe your role in relevant work that contributes to your qualifications.
3) Please provide one document with links to 1 journalistic video sample and 1 writing sample that demonstrate experience leading news teams and creating news issue content. Applicants moving forward in the interview process will need to submit further samples as the search process progresses.
4) At least three professional references with titles, emails, and phone numbers (including at least one supervisory reference). References will not be contacted without providing you notice.

Questions? Contact: Erin Cook, PBS Wisconsin, 821 University Avenue, Madison, WI, 53706;


Erin Cook
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:

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: .

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: Aug 25 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 8 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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