Job Description:

Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) seeks a videographer to skillfully and successfully operate broadcast quality video cameras, and edit video and audio on non-linear editing systems for WPT broadcast, digital and non-broadcast productions. The successful candidate will work collaboratively as well as independently utilizing excellent creative, organizational and communication skills, and must have experience recording effective field video and audio that meets proper broadcast technical specifications in a variety of settings.


  • Bachelor’s degree in film and media studies or related area preferred.


  • A minimum of 2 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.


  • Familiarity with and experience operating Canon C300 camera package and full ranges of lenses.
  • Audio recordist experience working in complicated sound situations (i.e.: 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 minutes 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.


  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 digital 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. Be comfortable 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 Ethics for Editorial and Executive Staff which can be found online at:
  11. Use state or UW owned vehicles to safely transport WPT production equipment to shoot locations around the state of Wisconsin, sometimes on very short notice.
  12. Effectively engage diverse perspectives and experiences in all workplace interactions and demonstrate respect for others in all workplace relationships.
  13. Other duties as assigned.


Expected salary range for this position is $40,000 - $45,000. Actual pay will depend on relevant experience and qualification.


Job Location: 
Madison, WI
United States
Job Category: 
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Job Type: 
Full time
Send Application Materials To: 

Apply online at by August 29, 2018. The job number is 99942. Please include: A resume and a detailed cover letter outlining how your experience and skills relate to this position, and a digital file or link to 3-4 examples of your videography and editing work. Samples for videography may be the same or different than samples for editing. Include a notation of what you did for each sample.

As applicants progress to interviews, they will need to provide 3-5 professional references with emails and phone numbers (include one person you have supervised and at least one who has supervised you).


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