Video Promo Producer & Editor

  • Full Time
  • Madison

Website PBS Wisconsin

  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Category: Public Broadcasting
  • Employment Type: Onsite
  • Employment Type: Staff-Full Time
  • Application Period Opens: Jun 14 2024 at 3:30 PM CDT
  • Apply By: Jul 9 2024 at 11:55 PM CDT
  • Job Number: 300950-AS

Job Summary:

PBS Wisconsin is looking for a creative Video Promo Producer & Editor. Join our small, talented, versatile team that creates short form :15, :30 and :60 second spots for our on-air stations, digital, and social media platforms, like Instagram and Facebook.

Our team creates videos about PBS Wisconsin’s mission, vision, upcoming programming, and corporate sponsorship support. Work includes short, unique videos about PBS Wisconsin original series, community events, tune-ins, and co-brand the station with national PBS programming, corporate support and underwriting spots, including testimonials with sponsor personnel.

This position produces and supports content for all PBS Wisconsin delivery platforms.

Tasks include taking an idea from concept to finished piece, research, planning and scheduling of production locations, shooting video/recording audio, brainstorming, drafting scripts, editing, creating 2D and 3D graphics and animations, and file distribution. Several projects may be in various stages of completion at once.

A certain number of hours each week will also be spent on imminent deadlines tagging spots and menu lineups for local air.

A successful Video Promo Producer & Editor has excellent verbal and written communication skills and works well with diverse groups of people utilizing an open mind to all ideas. The need for customer service skills and attention to detail are a must.

Producer must be able to coordinate/schedule workflow efficiently, have strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects/departmental demands simultaneously, and the ability to perform under tight deadlines; either solo or with a team.

If you are a proactive video professional who has the desire to work in a creative, collaborative, fast-paced and fluid environment, and have the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines, this job is for you. This position reports to the Video Promotions Manager.


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.

  • 5% Researches and develops production strategy for one or more programs across broadcast and digital platforms
  • 40% 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
  • 20% Collaborates with other content creators in pre- to post-production processes, prepares materials, and handles logistics for broadcast and/or digital publications
  • 20% 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

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 with a concentration in the Communication Arts (Film, TV or Video Production, Digital Media, or related field).


-2 or more years of professional experience including producing, script writing or storytelling.
-2 or more years of hands-on professional experience editing video and multi-track audio. Demonstrated effective and creative use of voice-over, soundbites and music.
-2 or more years using Adobe Premiere and Photoshop or similar professional-grade non-linear editing software.
-Experience creating graphic assets for video projects, including text treatment.
-Experience working independently, in teams, and with direction from outside clients.
-Exceptional organizational skills, ability to multi-task and change focus quickly while maintaining accuracy, efficiency, and attention to detail.
-Experience working in a fast-paced environment successfully meeting required deadlines.

– Successful and progressive experience in broadcast-level and digital video production.
– Experience producing, writing and editing :15, :30, :60 second promotional content, commercials and corporate sponsorship work.
– Experience producing video and audio content for a variety of broadcast and digital distribution platforms including social media, OTT, apps, or other emerging media platforms.
– Hands-on experience creating motion graphics or animation with Adobe After Effects or other similar professional-grade software.
– Hands-on experience directing on-screen talent.
– Experience with branding and social media marketing.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This is a full-time position that requires working on site full time in Vilas Hall on the UW-Madison campus in Madison, WI during an initial 3-month training period. After the training period, working a hybrid schedule with up to 3 days per week working remotely may be arranged. Occasional night and weekend work might be required.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $56,112 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Anticipated salary range for this position is in the mid to high $50Ks with actual pay dependent on qualifications and experience.

Additional Information:

PBS Wisconsin and Wisconsin Public Radio are part of Wisconsin Public Media. The person in this position will be required to comply with the Wisconsin Public Media Code of Ethics 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.

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.


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) Three separate links with examples of your production and editing work that demonstrate different stylistic message treatments. Include a paragraph explaining your exact role in creating the media and what aspects you were not directly responsible for or involved in. You must include your specific role.

Finalists will be asked to provide Three professional references with one being a current or past supervisor. Include their title, email address, and phone number. Please note that references will not be contacted without your prior knowledge.

Questions? Contact: Mariah Stuckey at [email protected] or (608) 890-2272.


Mariah Stuckey
[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. For more information regarding applicant and employee rights and to view federal and state required postings, click here

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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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