Education Producer

  • Full Time
  • Madison

Website PBS Wisconsin

  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Category: Public Broadcasting
  • Employment Type: Partially Remote
  • Employment Type: Staff-Full Time
  • Application Period Opens: May 21 2024 at 2:50 PM CDT
  • Apply By: Jun 4 2024 at 11:55 PM CDT
  • Job Number: 298397-AS

Job Summary:

PBS Wisconsin Education’s Education Producer develops and produces classroom media for upper elementary and middle school science, social studies, local history and culture, and English Language Arts studies. This may include identifying topics, themes, and/or learning goals, conducting research, writing scripts, interviewing guests, or directing hosts. This position primarily produces in video format, but may also produce interactives, animations, and educational text supports.

In this hybrid role you will bring your aesthetic and creative skills to select stories and generate ideas for in-classroom learning media, manage logistics for and lead in the production of that media, and oversee and/or participate in post-production tasks all the way through media publishing.

We are looking to fill two Education Producer positions. One position will primarily be focusing on producing science education content, while the other position will focus on Arts and Culture content produced for ELA classrooms. Both producers will be expected to assist with the production of media that focuses on other curricular content areas produced by our team.

This position works with colleagues across the educational ecosystem to ensure that the content we create is aligned with educational standards in use in Wisconsin and works with advisors to ensure that the content is accurate and inclusive. This position reports to the Executive Producer of Education.


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.

  • 25% Researches and develops production strategy for one or more programs across broadcast and digital platforms
  • 35% 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
  • 10% Performs daily operational activities for live and pre-recorded content, and may direct the editorial and creative process of production activities
  • 15% 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
  • 5% Collaborate with project partners, educators, and cross-department units to ensure produced media aligns with agreed upon or desired learning goals.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

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Bachelor’s Degree in media production and/or science education/ELA curricular areas.


– Experience producing video and/or creating educational resources.
– Competency in video production; experience with pre-production, production, and/or post-production processes.
– Strong written communication skills as needed for the pre-production process. e.g. Script development, curriculum development etc.
– Proven ability to translate topics into easily understood material, with an ability to employ engaging, creative approaches.

– Technical cinematography skills, including knowledge of DSLR and/or cinema-style cameras, lenses, and lighting.
– Technical knowledge of video editing post-production, including familiarity with Adobe Premiere and motion graphics.
– Familiarity communicating topics for learning, familiarity with National or Wisconsin state standards
– For the Education Science Producer; experience communicating science topics for learning, familiarity with National or Wisconsin state science standards, and familiarity with environmental education and climate science.
– For the Education Arts & Culture Producer, familiarity communicating ELA topics for learning, familiarity with National or Wisconsin state ELA standards, and familiarity with ELA education.

Work Type:

Full Time: 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:



Minimum $56,112 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
We expect to pay in the mid to high 50’s to low 60’s. Actual pay will depend on qualifications.

Additional Information:

The person in this position will be required to comply with the Ethical Guidelines for All Staff of Wisconsin Public Radio and Television located here:, in addition to the UW-Madison code of ethics.

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:

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) A portfolio that includes two to four video pieces that you have worked on. We will also accept other media formats, such as animations, interactives, or other educational media. Choose samples where the intent of the piece is to explain or educate on a topic. Include a paragraph explaining your exact role in creating the resource or media, what aspects you were not directly responsible for or involved in, and what you think is successful about the work.

4) Optional (not required to complete application): Samples of lesson plans or curriculum development, or a cinematography reel.

Finalists will be asked to provide a list of at least three professional references with titles, emails, and phone numbers (including at least one supervisory reference). Note that references will not be contacted without your prior knowledge.


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

Official Title:

Multimedia Producer II(PB007)



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.

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Employment may require a criminal background check. It may 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).

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