Broadcast Engineer - Wisconsin Badgers

  • Full Time
  • Madison

Website University of Wisconsin

  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Category: Public Broadcasting
  • Employment Type: Onsite
  • Employment Type: Staff-Full Time
  • Application Period Opens: Jan 30 2024 at 4:50 PM CST
  • Apply By: Feb 28 2024 at 11:55 PM CST
  • Job Number: 293144-AS

Job Summary:

The Wisconsin Badgers are looking for a Broadcast Engineer to setup, maintain and repair all broadcast video equipment used to further fan engagement and brand development for our video board and streaming productions. This role should be pursued by a self-motivated individual with high technical and troubleshooting skills.

Under the direction of the Assistant 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.


Manages planning and projects related to complex live and pre-recorded settings for the creation of content. Serves as engineering team leader during production shifts and operates audio and/or video production equipment.

  • 30% Sets up, adjusts, connects, operates, and troubleshoots complex audio and/or video equipment and related peripherals in various environments
  • 10% Schedules logistics and acts as station representative for remote production venues, and ensures required technical specifications will be met during on or off-site productions
  • 20% Tests and maintains equipment, and provides recommendations for alternative hardware and software to improve performance
  • 20% May serve as engineering team lead for on or off-site productions
  • 10% Trains staff on equipment, procedures, and standards
  • 10% Leads system design and installation of broadcast, streaming, and post-production related 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


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


– A minimum of two 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 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

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:



Minimum $51,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as:
– Generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off;
– Competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits;
– Badger gear & season tickets for Badger football, men’s basketball and men’s hockey, and/or the varsity sports pass;
More Benefits information can be found at

Additional Information:

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.

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

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

How to Apply:

To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by no later than 11:55 p.m. CST, on the assured consideration date. Please complete the online application and attach a cover letter addressing your qualifications and experiences specifically relating to the responsibilities of this position, a comprehensive resume, and contact information for at least three professional references. The hiring unit will notify finalists prior to any communication with these references.

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.

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


Tianwei Miller
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Production Engineer II(PB029)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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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