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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: 275242-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Production

Job Summary:

The PBS Wisconsin Next Generation Public Media Fellowship is designed for early career journalists or near graduates of a two - or - four year college program. A degree is not required for this position. PBS Wisconsin hopes to attract early career producers from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in public media to the industry. The successful candidate will work with PBS Wisconsin in the area of media production and video/visual storytelling for broadcast and digital platforms. The Fellowship is a full-time, two-year experience (with an opportunity to adjust hours in the first year to accommodate class schedules for those in their final year of college).

PBS Wisconsin's mission is to boldly enrich, educate and entertain diverse audiences of children and adults through the innovative use of television production and broadcasting, other communication technologies and community engagement. We provide access to local and national content, extending its reach and impact in the communities we serve, and reach over 1.4 million households in the state of Wisconsin.

The Next Generation Fellow will receive close supervision and coaching as a professional video storyteller and public media producer, increasingly receiving more project responsibility as professional growth is demonstrated.

Responsibilities: Develops and produces content and production materials in one or more areas for programming. Assists in developing, coordinating, and directing the production strategy and process.
  • 15% Researches and develops production strategy for one or more programs across broadcast and digital platforms
  • 25% Produces, develops, and edits content that may include identifying topics, themes, guests, conducting pre-interviews and/or interviews, writing, and/or integrating content for multimedia platforms
  • 20% Performs daily operational activities for live and pre-recorded content, and may direct the editorial and creative process of production activities
  • 20% Collaborates with other content creators in pre- to post-production processes, prepares materials, and handles logistics for broadcast and/or digital publications
  • 5% Maintains familiarity with studio equipment and/or applicable technology for production
  • 5% May schedule and direct operational activities for content production, including live/recorded studio or field productions
  • 10% Conceptualizes, designs, and creates animations, motion graphics, and/or live broadcast graphics for multimedia projects through storytelling, design and animation principles using photography, video, infographics, and kinetic technology.
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


Associate's Degree in Communications/Journalism or related field.


-Experience as a video producer. Experience gained during student jobs or intensive hands-on classes will be considered.
-Creative video storytelling skills combined with editorial judgment. This is defined by the ability to engage in research and production on original creative topics for story and project development.
-Strong organizational skills and attention to detail when creating and reviewing content.
-Very strong oral and written communication skills, including experience in collaborative settings.
-Must be available to work weekdays, some evenings and weekends as needed, with ability to travel - with occasional overnights - for work.

-Experience with videography and editing, including Adobe Premiere or equivalent software, Adobe After Effects and motion graphics.
-Experience with social media and web distribution.
-Demonstrates creative expertise for visual storytelling, motion graphics and animation through timing, editing, movement, design, typography and animation principles.
-Experience telling stories depicting a diverse range of populations.

Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 25% - 100%

This position may require 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:

Terminal, 26 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding.


Minimum $49,700 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications.

Additional Information:

Expected salary for this position ranges from high 40s to mid 50s with actual pay dependent on experience and qualifications. PBS Wisconsin offers a comprehensive benefits package, including generous vacation, sick leave, healthcare and pension. This position is flexible in that we have the opportunity to adjust hours in the first year to accommodate class schedules for those in their final year of college.

PBS Wisconsin believes it is critical to bring diverse viewpoints and perspectives into our team. We are committed to expanding the perspectives on our team through equitable, unbiased hiring processes, flexible hybrid work environments, and ongoing, open conversations and evaluations of inclusivity in our content and workplace.

The occupant of this position is expected to comply with the Ethical Guidelines for Editorial and Executive Staff of Wisconsin Public Media found at 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.

How to Apply:

Apply online at by 4 weeks from posting date. The job number is 275242.

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 minimum two video stories you have worked on. Include a paragraph explaining your exact role in creating the content, what aspects you were not directly responsible for or involved in, and what you think is successful about the work; 4) Share two samples of your writing. These can be examples of your video script writing, written essays, 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 Crawford, Wisconsin Public Radio, 821 University Avenue, Madison, WI, 53706; 608-262-5221,


Kate Crawford
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Multimedia Producer II(PB007)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. 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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