Television Production Specialist

Under the supervision of the Manager, Production, to perform a variety of duties related to location program videography, studio/remote production operation and to assist in the training and direction of student workers. Work is generally standardized using established procedures requisition limited judgment and the making of minor decisions related to interpreting instructions. Work is reviewed upon completion for conformity to specifications and quality standards, and requires that the employee perform routine work independently with interaction with the supervisor for problems. Duties listed may vary in terms of relative importance and others may be added or eliminated as this position develops. Operates single camera videography for television productions as required. 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. Makes decisions about which tools (various camera and microphone types, accessories such as sliders and gimbals) and techniques are appropriate to use for different styles and settings of shoots to most successfully achieve the goals fo the story, report, program or project. Operates studio and location video cameras and video switching equipment. Edits on non-linear editing systems. 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. 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. Designs studio and location lighting plots, places and monitors the placement and set-up or lighting at studio and location sites. Make decisions about, and successfully set up and use, field lighting equipment to achieve appropriate look and style for differing projects. Serves as talent liaison for producers by providing makeup, floor direction, and teleprompting services for productions. May serve as member of the production team from program concept to completion; may advise producers, directors, production specialists, and student workers on camera placements, lighting, scenery placement, and related maintenance of sets and equipment. Provides technical assistance and performs minor repairs and non-electronic maintenance to studio and location production equipment; assures supplies for production are available; advises supervisor on inventory of supplies to assure stock is available. Assists in the design of sets and in the construction of set-up of studio and location sets, assists in talent set-up and staging. Travels for out of town/overnight filming. Performs related duties as required or assigned. Requires an Associate’s Degree in broadcasting, film, or related field; plus five years of related work experience with 3 years of videography experience; or equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the necessary knowledge skills and abilities to include the following:

Demonstrable fundamental knowledge of technology and methods used in television photography, lighting, staging, and make-up.
Demonstrable skills in the operation of video cameras, switchers and related equipment.
Experience editing broadcast or other professional video stories, reports, or projects.
Ability to design and construct sets; to hang and focus lighting and to perform floor operations.
Ability to lift and carry weights of fifty pounds thirty to forty percent of the time.
Ability to communicate effectively through both verbal and written means.
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 establish and maintain effective working relationships with teachers, staff, students, talent, production personnel, and the general public.
Ability to work evenings, weekends, and travel overnight as stories warrant.
Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License required or ability to obtain one.
Candidates must include a link to their demo reel which highlights their videography, lighting and visual storytelling.

Posted on: August 8, 2018

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Creative Services Producer/On-Air Talent

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

WLUK FOX 11/WCWF CW 14 is seeking an experienced and creative Producer/On-Air Talent for our Creative Services Department. Qualified candidates must be able to create, conceptualize, script, shoot and edit cutting edge marketing and sales integration content for our clients. The ability to work well with internal and external clients is vital. 

Responsibilities:

·         Meeting deadlines with clients and staff

·         Understanding and implementing strategic marketing objectives

·         Properly coordinate and schedule aspects of commercial production, including working with clients, sales staff, and agencies

·         Work with sales management and Marketing Consultants to create a mutually beneficial relationship with clients in the community

·         The ability to effectively deliver content objectives on-air and through social media

·         Other responsibilities as assigned

Requirements:

·         Non-linear editing experience (Adobe Premier non-linear editing) is a plus

·         Extensive scripting of both short and long form spots

·         The ability to write, shoot, and edit content that tells a compelling story

·         A strong understanding of fundamental design, sense of color, typography and composition

·         Advanced knowledge of the post-production process, including media management

·         The ability to maintain a variety of projects and work with varying production styles, while employing strong client service skills

·         Must maintain a valid driver’s license and good driving record

·         The ability to routinely lift, carry, and move equipment in excess of 40 lbs

·         A minimum of 2 years of experience in broadcast production/on-air talent is a must

·         A college degree is preferred

·         Live production experience is a plus

Posted on: August 2, 2018

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Video Producer (Production Services)

POSITION SUMMARY
The Video Producer is responsible for developing, designing, managing, and producing broadcast and non-broadcast video stories, programs, and services for Wisconsin Public Television, its partners and clients. This includes short digitally-distributed stores to full-length broadcast shows. This position reports to the Executive Producer of Production Services.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Produce productions for WPT and WPT clients. Create and monitor budgets and production timelines; write scripts; and oversee post-production, graphic and production design. Manage multiple versions of projects (i.e., broadcast program, DVD, online, fundraising) when appropriate.
2. Work with program partners, venue personnel, and WPT staff to determine best strategies for coverage, presentation and delivery of content. Act as consultant regarding how best to effectively and cost-effectively meet the objectives for both in-house projects and out-of-house clients. Develop suitable solutions within established time frame.
3. Oversee pre and post production scheduling and organization for assigned projects including scheduling in-house production services (studio, videographers, graphics, editing, etc.). Prepare production rundowns, meeting agendas and schedules. Supervise, plan and execute production activities including oversight of the work of other production staff assigned to handle production elements. Meet all deadlines.
4. Communicate effectively and professionally. Work proactively, creatively, and calmly in high energy, deadline-based environment. Handle multiple tasks and priorities efficiently and effectively. Work well independently and in teams.
5. Communicate and collaborate with other departments such as Promotions, Online, Development, Community Engagement and Education related to assigned productions. This work may include grant writing assistance, meeting with prospective funders, producing preview and screening materials, assisting in the development of K-12 education materials or participating in Community Engagement work related to assigned productions.
6. Work with Compliance Manager on project contracts, service agreements, and rights clearances. Responsible for all aspects of working with production contractors including freelance production personnel and actors. Handle all administrative duties as needed for project completion.
7. Collaborate and assist colleagues when their projects and productions need additional support.
8. Maintain standards of journalistic ethics and excellence as described in WPT/WPR Statements of Ethics for Editorial Staff: http://bami.uwex.edu/
9. Actively participate in project, department, partner and station meetings.
10. Effectively engage diverse perspectives and experiences in all workplace interactions and demonstrate respect for others in all workplace relationships. Work productively and successfully with diverse, multicultural people and groups.
11. Other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
• Creative video storytelling skills combined with editorial judgment. Ability to engage in high-level research and production on original and creative topics for story and project development.
• Ability to assess visual and aural elements for productions and show edits.
• Proactive and self-directed.
• Effective organizational and communication skills. Must work well collaboratively as well as independently.
• Calm and resourceful responses when challenges occur, or when schedule is unexpectedly disrupted and when under tight deadlines.
• Accept directions and feedback well from supervisors, colleagues, clients and partners, and respond professionally.
• Travel to urban and rural areas throughout Wisconsin as required to meet people, explore places and events, gather information and complete projects. Respectful interactions and an inquisitive nature to build and maintain sources.
• Ability to work some evenings, weekends and occasional overnight travel as projects warrant.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience must include 3 or more years full time, professional video production work as a producer, reporter or video storyteller.
• Proven ability to do research and produce compelling, entertaining and informative shows and stories.
• Creative, engaging, clear and accurate writing/scripting for broadcast, web and social media audiences.
• Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and work independently, as well as work collaboratively and cooperatively in teams.
• A desire to learn, a pro-active attitude, and an ability to adapt quickly to change.
• A demonstrated record of consistently completing projects on time and on budget.
• Commitment to communicate with tact, diplomacy and professionalism with colleagues, partners, and the general public.
• Knowledge of basic journalistic editorial principles, ethics and standards

NOT REQUIRED BUT DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
• Experience producing or directing coverage of live events, both in studio and on-location.
• Familiarity or experience with public media
• Experience using Avid Media Composer, Adobe Creative Cloud, or equivalent non-linear editing systems.
• Experience operating Canon C100 or C300 camera package or other professional quality video camera.
• Experience with social media and web distribution.
• Knowledge of Wisconsin.

SALARY

We expect to pay in the forties with actual pay dependent upon experience and qualifications. We offer a comprehensive benefits package; learn more here: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/summaries/. Questions? Contact: Betsy Nelson, Wisconsin Public Television, 821 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53706; 608-262-5221; betsy.nelson@wpt.org.

Posted on: July 30, 2018

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History (Video) Producer

POSITION SUMMARY

The History Producer is primarily responsible for creating compelling, creative, informative and engaging long-form documentaries and short-form digital content for Wisconsin Public Television. Content focuses primarily on Wisconsin history including the state’s diverse people, events, and cultures. This position reports to the Director of Production Services.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Proactively research, develop and produce long form documentaries and short-form stories for broadcast and digital distribution. Must actively research and pitch ideas then act on approved ideas. Work with supervisor to develop and refine project proposals and new productions.
2. Oversee all elements of assigned productions including, but not limited to: Project budget creation and oversight, timeline; research; and scheduling production resources (videographers, studio, graphics, editing, etc.). Prepare production rundowns, meeting agendas and schedules. Supervise, plan and execute production activities including identifying and conducting interviews; writing/scripting; and overseeing the work of other production staff assigned to handle production elements. Meet all deadlines.
3. Conduct and/or supervise identification and acquisition of archival materials as needed.
4. Establish and maintain effective relationships with external partners such as Wisconsin Historical Society and other history groups. Effectively engage with diverse communities to discover sources for shows and stories.
5. Communicate effectively and professionally. Work proactively, creatively, professionally and calmly in high energy, deadline-based environment. Handle multiple tasks and priorities efficiently and effectively. Work well independently and in teams.
6. Communicate and collaborate with other departments such as Promotions, Online, Development, Community Engagement and Education related to assigned productions. This work may include grant writing assistance, meeting with prospective funders, producing preview and screening materials, assisting in the development of formal K-12 education materials or participating in Community Engagement work related to assigned productions.
7. Work with Compliance Manager on project contracts, service agreements, and rights clearances. Responsible for all aspects of working with production contractors including freelance production personnel and actors. Handle all administrative duties as needed for project completion.
8. Collaborate and assist colleagues when their projects and productions need additional support.
9. Maintain standards of journalistic ethics and excellence as described in WPT/WPR Statements of Ethics for Editorial Staff: http://bami.uwex.edu/
10. Actively participate in project, department, partner and station meetings.
11. Effectively engage diverse perspectives and experiences in all workplace interactions and demonstrate respect for others in all workplace relationships. Work productively and successfully with diverse, multicultural people and groups.
12. Other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
• Creative video storytelling skills combined with editorial judgment. Ability to engage in high-level research and production on original and creative topics for story and project development.
• Ability to assess visual and aural elements for productions and show edits.
• Proactive and self-directed.
• Effective organizational and communication skills. Must work well collaboratively as well as independently.
• Calm and resourceful responses when challenges occur, or when schedule is unexpectedly disrupted and when under tight deadlines.
• Accept directions and feedback well from supervisors, colleagues, and partners, and respond professionally.
• Travel to urban and rural areas throughout Wisconsin as required to meet people, explore places and events, gather information and complete projects. Respectful interactions and an inquisitive nature to build and maintain sources.
• Ability to work some evenings, weekends and occasional overnight travel as projects warrant.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience must include 3 or more years full time, professional video production work as a producer, reporter or video storyteller.
• Proven ability to do research and produce compelling, entertaining and informative shows and stories.
• Creative, engaging and clear writing/scripting for broadcast and social media audiences. Ability to write scripts with factual integrity that move, surprise, and engage.
• Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and work independently, as well as work collaboratively and cooperatively in teams.
• A desire to learn, a pro-active attitude, and an ability to adapt quickly to change.
• Track record of consistently completing projects on time and on budget.
• Commitment to communicate with tact, diplomacy and professionalism with colleagues, partners and the general public.
• Knowledge of basic journalistic editorial principles, ethics and standards.

NOT REQUIRED BUT DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
• Experience creating long-form content for general audiences.
• Experience using Avid Media Composer, Adobe Creative Cloud, or equivalent non-linear editing systems.
• Experience operating Canon C100, C300 or other professional quality video camera.
• A demonstrable passion for public history and finding ways to make it interesting and relevant to current-day audiences.
• Familiarity or experience with public media.
• Experience with social media and web distribution.
• Knowledge of Wisconsin, Wisconsin history, and organizations committed to preserving and sharing that history.

SALARY We expect to pay in the forties with actual pay dependent upon experience and qualifications. We offer a comprehensive benefits package; learn more here: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/summaries/. Questions? Contact: Betsy Nelson, Wisconsin Public Television, 821 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53706; 608-262-5221; betsy.nelson@wpt.org.

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Creative Services Producer

KBJR 6 & CBS 3 in Duluth, MN is seeking a Creative Services Producer to bring their fresh, innovative design and production ideas to the team. The ideal Creative Services Producer will be a skilled writer/producer who is able to create powerful concepts that market a message or tell a story. They will use the power of video to produce memorable and effective commercials while working with clients on a regular basis. This position favors a relevant communications degree and/or a strong background in the Adobe Creative Suite products; DSLR video photography, creative thinking and writing are essential. A strong background in lighting and audio is a plus. An applicant with commercial production and/or advertising experience is preferred.

Posted on: June 22, 2018

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Weekend Director

You will be responsible for the coordination and production of compelling live television newscasts and local programs. This important position is responsible for quality control, appearance and graphic creation of our on-air product. This position is a key part of our newscasts and programming. The ideal candidate will have experience with live directing, excellent computer skills, strong communication skills and can be a leader in a studio environment. Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite is a plus, along with knowledge of non-linear editing and graphics production. A two-year or four-year degree is preferred, but not required.

Posted on: June 20, 2018

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News Producer

WLUK-TV FOX 11 Green Bay has an immediate opening for a creative News Producer. Good Day Wisconsin is the #1 morning newscast in Northeast Wisconsin.  We are searching for someone who thrives on creative journalism.  The combination of hard news and morning information will allow your creativity to shine. The candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day production of our morning newscasts and digital content. This position will also work closely with the Executive Producer and the Assistant News Director on the newscast block and its content. In this position you will determine the content and flow of newscasts, work with management and on-air staff to generate and write stories, and also develop content for our web site.

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country today. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to 162 stations located in 79 geographically diverse markets and our Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

Posted on: June 3, 2016

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