Senior Executive Producer

Are you a visual storyteller? Are you energized by finding new and innovative ways to present news content? If you want to expand your creative influence beyond a single newscast, our new Senior Executive Producer position at WKOW – TV in Madison, Wisconsin is for you. We are looking for a strong newsroom leader with a creative flair for style and presentation. The leading candidate will have a strong producing background, know how to inspire, enjoy training and lead the newsroom by example. The Senior Executive Producer will find ways to improve our product and help create meaningful and memorable moments in our newscasts. WKOW is in a very competitive news market in Madison, Wisconsin, consistently rated one of the best places to live in the Midwest. The right candidate for Senior Executive Producer will help craft and develop distinctive multi-platform content that leads the market on air, on mobile and on social media. This position will work closely with the Content Manager and the Social Media & Digital Manager to help producers, reporters, directors, photojournalists and anchors capture and present the best content we can produce on-air and online. Proven creativity with in-studio presentation, newsroom technology (LIVE U., Drone, GoPro, etc.) and graphics presentation will make you a top candidate. A strong eye for video and a desire to create something that helps the viewer “feel” the story is one of the top skills for our next EP. You must also enjoy a competitive market and have a desire to win every day. If you are energized by trying something new every day, we want to talk with you. At least 3 years of strong news producing and writing experience as well as sound editorial and ethical judgment is required. Management experience is a big plus. Come work with a dynamic and growing newsroom that was just named “Station of the Year” by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. WKOW is part of Quincy Media, Inc., a family owned company. Throughout Quincy, positions are available for candidates with all levels of experience and the advancement you are seeking. Visit www.CareersAtQuincy.com for links to all stations and opportunities. WKOW Television, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted on: May 24, 2017

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Full-time Operator/Studio Assistant

We are searching for a detail oriented individual with the ability to work in a technically challenging environment. The ideal candidate has a degree in broadcasting or a tech based field. No experience necessary, we offer a full training program. Leadership and great communication skills are essential. Responsibilities include monitoring, running and troubleshooting programming. Full benefits including 401K and vacation.

Posted on: May 18, 2017

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Camera Operator

WFRV-TV Local 5 has an opening for a part-time Camera Operator Essential Duties & Responsibilities: • Operate studio & remote cameras, floor direct and run teleprompter during live broadcasts and other programming. • Set up the studio for broadcasts. • Perform other duties as assigned. Requirements & Skills: • Technical degree in Digital Electronics, Broadcasting, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience. • Fluency in English. • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment. • Experience with other broadcast-related equipment. • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. • Includes weekend work.

Posted on: May 17, 2017

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Videographer/Editor

POSITION SUMMARY Skillfully and successfully operate broadcast quality video cameras, and edit video and audio on non-linear editing systems for Wisconsin Public Television broadcast, online and non-broadcast productions. Work collaboratively as well as independently utilizing excellent creative, organizational and communication skills. This position reports to the Production Facilities Manager. SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES 1. Use creative and technical videography skills in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor settings to successfully record video and audio which can be turned into exceptional broadcast and digital video reports, documentaries and stories. 2. Make decisions about which tools (various camera and microphone types, accessories such as sliders and gimbals, etc.) and techniques are appropriate to use for different styles and settings of shoots to most successfully achieve the goals of the story, report, program or project. 3. Make decisions about, and successfully set up and use, field lighting equipment to achieve appropriate look and style for differing projects. 4. Use creative and technical editing skills to turn producer-generated scripts and/or rough cuts into exceptional broadcast and online video reports, documentaries and stories. 5. Maintain technical standards in a digital, non-linear editing environment through understanding common graphic, video and sound file formats and working with these file formats in a digital editing environment 6. Proactively generate creative elements and use visual and audio techniques that enhance the style of a given program or segment and strengthen the storytelling. Use Photo Shop and After Effects as appropriate. Stay current with principles of good graphic design and layout. 7. Stay current with the latest technical equipment and videography and editing techniques. Proactively seek new, efficient ways to accomplish tasks and professional development to improve skills. 8. Comfort with the technical aspects of broadcast field camera equipment and post production equipment and able to trouble-shoot in a self-directed manner when technical challenges arise. 9. Communicate effectively and professionally; handle multiple tasks and priorities; adhere to production timelines and budgets; meet all deadlines. 10. Maintain the standards of journalistic ethics and excellence described in Ethical Guidelines for Editorial Staff: http://bami.uwex.edu/broadcasting-and-media-innovations-ethical-guidelines. 11. Effectively engage diverse perspectives and experiences in all workplace interactions and demonstrate respect for others in all workplace relationships. 12. Actively participate in Department and Station staff meetings. 13. Other duties as assigned. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds and have free range of body motion and correctible vision to focus camera, for extended periods of time including extended workdays or work weeks when on deadline. • Ability to sit for extended periods of time while editing including extended workdays or work weeks when on deadline. • Fine motor coordination to effectively manipulate broadcast field cameras and adjust video and audio level controls. • Creative video storytelling skills combined with editorial judgment. Follow professional code of ethics. • Able to travel for extended periods of time and work in locations distant from Madison in order to perform videographer duties throughout Wisconsin. • Calm and resourceful responses when challenges occur, or when schedule is unexpectedly disrupted and when under tight deadlines. • Accept directions well from a range of producers on staff and respond professionally. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience; this must include at least 2 or more years of professional videography and editing experience. • Experience recording effective field video and audio that meets proper broadcast technical specifications in a variety of settings. • Experience editing broadcast or other professional video stories, reports or projects. • Demonstrated ability to be self directed, work independently and work in teams to consistently meet deadlines. • Excellent communication skills, a desire to learn, and a proactive attitude. • Ability to work some evenings, weekends and travel overnight throughout Wisconsin as stories warrant. • Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License required or ability to obtain one. NOT REQUIRED BUT DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: • Familiarity with and experience operating Canon C100 camera package and full ranges of lenses. • Audio recordist experience working in complicated sound situations (ie: group interviews, noisy environments, music, etc.) • Skill with Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, or equivalent non-linear editing systems • Experience editing longer form (5-10 minute up to an hour) reports or programs • Camera operator experience on live, directed, studio or location productions. • Video storyteller, reporter, scriptwriter, interviewer or field producer experience SALARY: We expect to pay in the low to mid-40s with actual pay dependent upon experience and qualifications. UW-Extension offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, life insurance, pension plan, flexible spending accounts, employer paid training and development, generous paid vacation and sick leave.

Posted on: May 12, 2017

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Newscast Director

WKBT News 8 is hiring a full-time Newscast Director. Candidates must be able to work in a fast paced technical environment and a strong team player with excellent communication skills. College degree and experience preferred. Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Premier, and After Effects a plus. This position requires flexible hours that will include weekends, mornings and nights.

Posted on: May 8, 2017

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Part-time studio assistant

We are searching for a detail oriented individual with the ability to work in a technically challenging environment. Applicants must be at least 18 years old. This is an entry level position, the ideal candidate is seeking or has a degree in broadcasting or a tech based field. We offer the flexibility to schedule around classes. Leadership and great communication skills are essential.

Posted on: May 3, 2017

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Multimedia Producer

POSITION SUMMARY The Multi-Media Producer is primarily responsible for creating compelling, creative and educational video and digital content for Wisconsin K-12 students and educators, as well as other video projects as assigned. The multi-media producer participates in all aspects of video production – originating an initial concept, research, field production, shooting and editing. This producer excels at one-person productions and as being part of a production team. Proven collaboration skills are essential. This position reports to the Executive Producer of Production Services and is responsive to the Director of Education. SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Produce original, compelling, and creative multimedia content that informs and engages Wisconsin K-12 students and educators on multiple platforms; proactively research and develop ideas; conduct interviews; lead field production; script; meet deadlines; and manage complex projects through completion. 2. Help develop and establish a unique and consistent video style and voice for WPT Education productions. 3. Take a participatory design approach to educational content: using and establishing new ways of inviting educator and student input, testing and feedback. 4. Use creative and technical editing skills to turn scripts and concepts into exceptional broadcast and digital finished projects. Proactively generate creative elements and use visual and audio techniques that enhance the style of a given project. Stay current with principles of good graphic design and layout. 5. Collaborate with Production, Design, Online, Education and other WPT units on workflow processes that ensure the successful creation and dissemination of assets for educational use. 6. Repurpose media created for a general audience into digital learning objects for educational use. This could include a variety of digital assets such as videos, interactives, infographics, audio or blog posts. 7. Create unique promotional videos for WPT Education assets and curriculum. 8. Produce other WPT content as assigned. 9. Secure all necessary rights and releases for assigned projects. 10. Work quickly, creatively, professionally and calmly in high energy, deadline-based environment. Handle multiple tasks and priorities. Adhere to budgets. 11. Represent WPT Education at conferences, meetings and professional development workshops for educators. 12. Comply with UW and UWEX code of ethics: http://bami.uwex.edu/broadcasting-and-media-innovations-ethical-guidelines. 13. Effectively engage diverse perspective and experiences in work product and in organizational interactions, including communication and decision-making. 14. Other duties as assigned. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS • Creative video storytelling skills combined with editorial judgment. Follow professional code of ethics. • Fine motor coordination to effectively manipulate edit equipment and adjust video and audio level controls. Ability to assess visual and aural elements for editing. • Work collaboratively, as well as independently, utilizing excellent organizational and communication skills. • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time while editing including extended workdays or work weeks when on deadline. • Calm and resourceful responses when challenges occur, or when schedule is unexpectedly disrupted and when under tight deadlines. • Ability to work some evenings, weekends and occasional overnight travel as projects warrant. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience; experience must include 2 or more years of video producing and hands-on editing. • Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and work independently, as well as work collaboratively and cooperatively in teams. • Knowledge of basic journalistic editorial principles, ethics and standards. • A desire to learn, and a proactive attitude, and an ability to adapt quickly to change • Creative, engaging and clear writing/scripting for broadcast, web and social media audiences. Ability to write short format scripts, with factual integrity, that move, surprise, dazzle and engage. • Ability to communicate with tact, diplomacy and professionalism while representing WPT to educators, partners and the general public • A demonstrable passion for K-12 education. NOT REQUIRED BUT DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: • Experience using Avid Media Composer, Adobe Creative Cloud, or equivalent non-linear editing systems. Ability to trouble-shoot edit issues, perform minor color correcting and media archiving. • Experience operating Canon C100 camera package or other professional quality video camera. • Proven ability to engage in high-level research and production on original and creative topics for story and project development. • Demonstrated experience creating content for education audiences. • Familiarity or experience with public media. • Experience with social media and web distribution. • Knowledge of Wisconsin and its educational environments and institutions. SALARY: We expect to pay in the low- to mid- $40,000 range with actual pay dependent on experience and skills. UW-Extension offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Posted on: April 27, 2017

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Master Control Operator

WISC-TV currently has an opening for a full-time Master Control Operator. Responsibilities include the proper airing of program and commercial material, recording shows from satellite, and accurate maintenance of program and transmitter logs. Hours for this position include weekday evenings and weekend overnights. We need an individual who is technically oriented, has the ability to concentrate on simultaneously occurring tasks, and has flexibility in scheduling. Prior master control experience is preferred but not necessary; experience in other areas of television or radio broadcast operations is also a plus.

Posted on: April 14, 2017

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Newscast Director

WISC-TV in Madison, WI is aggressively seeking an experienced, creative, energetic newscast director for our morning newscasts, with non-traditional hours of 3:30am – 12:30pm. This full time position is responsible for all aspects of the technical execution, including all pre-show preparation of graphic elements, studio blocking and other video production related activities. Candidates for consideration will have a Bachelors degree in Communications or related field, minimum of one year experience directing live newscasts, and possess strong organizational skills with a high level of self-motivation and technical aptitude. This is a leadership position that demands superb time management skills and an ability to perform in a fast changing, environment with high stress moments. Clear and effective communication with the news producer, production staff, and other crew members is essential. The candidate must be well versed in their technical knowledge of all control room equipment and have experience with video switchers, audio, video editing, graphic creation and studio operations. Familiarity with Ross Overdrive production control system or similar control room automation a huge benefit.

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