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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 261278-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Broadcast Engineering & Operations

Job Summary:

Under the general direction of the Director of Video Services the Broadcast Engineer will setup, maintain and repair all broadcast equipment used for Wisconsin Athletics video board and streaming productions.

Responsibilities include:
* Coordinate the set-up and tear down of broadcast equipment for video board and streaming events at various indoor and outdoor locations;
* Oversee the configuration and installation of all broadcast systems;
* Maintain, repair and test all broadcast cameras, peripheral equipment, LED displays, and infrastructure for all the athletic venues;
* Work as a member of the live production team to identify, analyze and resolve system problems as they arise;
* Serve as a video liaison between the department and various broadcast partners at different venues.
* Develop procedure and documentation for managing and implementing new and existing video equipment and system updates;
* Inventory, document functionality and determine replacement schedules for video related hardware to include but not be limited to: descriptions, locations, value, warranties;
* Lead video infrastructure design, modification updates and implementation efforts;
* Manage warranties and service contracts. Work with vendors to repair equipment in a timely manner and monitor and record all costs associated with repairs.
* Train and guide students, and staff on use of video equipment and software;

Responsibilities: Assists with the direction and coordination of activities related to acquisition, installation, and maintenance of studio, broadcasting, and IT equipment and infrastructure. Establishes procedures for operation of equipment to ensure performance meets standards of quality and rules and regulations set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
  • 10% Assists in determining strategic goals, planning, management, and supervision of the unit to ensure high quality media production and delivery
  • 15% Serves as a point of contact during disaster recovery or situations requiring urgent attention
  • 15% Makes recommendations and manages projects related to broadcast and IT equipment acquisition, installation, maintenance, and workflow procedures
  • 30% Works as Engineer-in-Charge (EIC) or lead engineer, leads production planning and execution, including set-up and operation of technical production equipment
  • 5% Advises and assists with budgetary planning and purchasing
  • 5% Advises and assists with long-range technical facilities projects and plans
  • 10% Serves as subject matter expert and a point of contact to internal and external stakeholders
  • 10% May supervise the day-to-day activities of unit staff including training, evaluation, and resolution of personnel issues
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


Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, and/or Broadcast Engineering training


* A minimum of four years of control room, remote or mobile unit experience in broadcast engineering and equipment maintenance for broadcast television or a video production environment;
* Must possess a valid driver's license;
* Ability to work nights and weekends as required by events.
* Extensive knowledge of design, documentation and integration of television and post-production systems;
* Proficient skills related to installing, repairing and terminating various types of cables;
* Extensive technical knowledge of control room systems such as routers, servers, switchers, replay, graphics, cameras and other video related equipment;
* Strong troubleshooting skills with ability to precisely identify problems and solutions on-the-fly;
* Demonstrated aptitude for learning new technologies, evidence by the ability to expand upon core knowledge;
* Ability to successfully plan, coordinate and execute tactically and strategically;
* Ability to multi-task and work effectively in a time sensitive, fast-paced environment;
* Ability to lift up to 40 pounds;
* Effective oral and written communication skills;
* Extensive sports knowledge.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



ANNUAL (12 months)

How to Apply:

Conditions of Appointment: This is a 100% Academic Staff appointment. Salary will be assigned within the appropriate range, commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience. An excellent benefits package is also included. 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.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by no later than 11:55 pm CDT, on the assured consideration date. To apply, please complete the online application and attach a cover letter referencing your qualifications and experience, a comprehensive resume as well as the current contact information for three professional references. All application materials will be reviewed by our search committee after the posted deadline. Applicants selected to participate further in the selection process will be notified directly. All applicants will be notified once a final selection has been made and the search has been completed.

NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in your online application, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

Special Note: UW-Madison conducts criminal background checks for final candidate(s).

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.


Molly Rae
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:

Engineering Supervisor(PB027)



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:

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.

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