Education Producer

Overview The Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) Education Media Producer reports to the Executive Producer (EP) of Classroom Media and works with the EP, WPT education staff, producers, and partners to create and disseminate high quality, standards-based, K-12 educational assets and curriculum components that meet the needs of Wisconsin educators and inspire students to engage and learn.

Responsibilities

1. Develop and create high-quality media resources for K-12 classroom use.
2. Design and coordinate projects to ensure materials align with academic standards currently in use in Wisconsin.
3. Work collaboratively with WPT staff and resources (such as videographers, editors, animators, illustrators, and others) as needed to produce content.
4. Help nurture teacher and student advisory boards, and work on systems that facilitate teacher and student collaboration on ideating, developing, testing, and evaluating WPT educational content.
5. Write and edit scripts for videos, animations, interactives, or other media assets.
6. Write and edit student activities, instructional guides, and educator support materials.
7. As needed, contract with and guide freelance content developers, writers, and other personnel.
8. Collaborate with WPT Production, Online, Community Engagement, Communications, Design, and other WPT units on workflow processes that ensure the successful creation and dissemination of assets for educational use.
9. Coordinate and adhere to project budgets, contracts, and license agreements when creating resources.
10. Assist in documenting project effectiveness, including obtaining, compiling, and analyzing feedback and evaluations.
11. Participate in fundraising and/or partnership development for educational work by researching, providing writing assistance on grant proposals, and making in-person presentations as needed.
12. Continue to build knowledge of and proficiency with media and technologies and their potential for serving students and teachers.
13. Expand knowledge of educational standards, pedagogy, and trends, researching best practices in educational media to achieve goals and objectives.
14. Effectively engage diverse perspectives and experiences in all workplace interactions and demonstrate respect for others in all workplace relationships.
15. Comply with UW and UWEX code of ethics: http://bami.uwex.edu.
16. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Job Functions
● Listening, speaking, writing, and collaboration skills to work effectively with colleagues across departments and partner organizations.
● Ability to plan, coordinate, create and provide oversight of multiple, simultaneous projects.
● Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time including extended workdays or work weeks when on deadline or managing events.
● Calm and resourceful responses when challenges occur, or when the schedule is unexpectedly disrupted and when under tight deadlines.
● Ability to work some evenings, weekends and occasional overnight travel.

Minimum Required Qualifications
● At least 2 years of media creation or producing experience.
● Experience designing materials that facilitate learning.
● Excellent research and writing skills.
● Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
● Experience managing multiple projects, including planning, budget development, project implementation and evaluation.
● Ability to manage multiple communication streams, and be timely and thoughtful with follow up communication.
● Demonstrated interest in educational content and passion for learning.
● A desire to learn, a proactive attitude, and an ability to adapt quickly to change.
● Strong computer and online skills.
● Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and work independently, as well as work collaboratively and cooperatively in teams.
● Demonstrated support of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
● Ability to travel around Wisconsin to create, steward, and collaborate with WPT Education partners, educators, and school districts as projects warrant.

Preferred but not Required Qualifications
● Knowledge of teacher resources and how teachers access resources; understanding of school and classroom environments, familiarity with educational technology, and with Wisconsin education policy and standards.
● Degree in K-12 education.
● Experience serving middle and high school aged learners.
● Familiarity or experience with public media.
● Fluency in a language other than English.

Salary

We expect to pay in the mid $40,000s to low $50s annually with actual pay dependent on experience, official title, and skills. UW-Extension offers a comprehensive benefits package; for more information see: Faculty, Academic Staff & Limited Appointees. Additional Information A criminal records review will be conducted for final candidates. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. Convictions and pending charges will be considered only if they are substantially related to the circumstances of this position. Employment is contingent on the establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Posted on: November 29, 2018

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Production Supervisor

TODAY’S TMJ4 is looking for a dynamic leader for its production team. This role is responsible for the production personnel as well as maintaining the studio calendar and coordinating production personnel work schedules. They also oversee studio maintenance like lighting, etc. and assist with preparing the studio and staff for special events and programs. This position will also be an acting director, technical director or other studio role.

Key activities

  • Assist Director of Operations with personnel decisions including hiring, performance management, coaching, training, and development
  • Coordinate production personnel work schedules and studio calendar/scheduling
  • Oversee studio maintenance and changes as necessary, i.e. lighting, shot blocking, set, etc.
  • Assist Director of Operations in coordinating special events including: meetings, planning with multiple departments, and on-location planning.
  • Coordinate special event staff scheduling

Other duties as assigned by managerEducation & Experience/Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of experience in related field
  • 3 or more years in a production supervisor role with studio operations, television production, and field production experience
  • Union negotiation experience a plus

Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to work well with all levels of personnel and departments to plan and negotiate
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Familiarity with live broadcast newsroom and production operations
  • Ability to read/follow up on newscast variance reports and continuous creative improvement of all shows
  • Ability to prioritize projects and tasks
  • Strong leadership skills to maintain department morale and team building
  • Microsoft Office experience
  • Familiarity with work scheduling for a multi-shift department
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Keen sense for anticipating issues and resolving them before they occur

Work Environment

  • This position will be “On-call” without shift assignments
  • Requires squatting, lifting, and climbing
  • Able to lift up to 50lbs and climb ladders and other equipment
  • Ability to drive and possesses valid driver’s license
Posted on: November 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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