The Executive Producer for Education leads an award-winning team of education producers in the creation of educational classroom media content aligned to K-12 state standards, primarily for upper elementary and middle school learners focusing on Wisconsin's diverse history, people, and cultures.
The Executive Producer for Education leads an award-winning team of education producers in the creation of educational classroom media content aligned to K-12 state standards, primarily for upper elementary and middle school learners focusing on Wisconsin's diverse history, people, and cultures. This position requires an innovative vision for educational multimedia production; leadership and management skills; creativity; excellent writing skills; superb communication; independent thought and editorial judgment; flexibility, and the ability to lead and participate in teams. The Education EP maintains and manages production projects across various subject areas (social studies, the arts, science, and English language arts). They oversee multi-media production including the creation of videos, books, image galleries, and educator guides. They design for digital distribution, including website and multi-platform publishing. They plan strategically in the current media environment, employing a participatory, inclusive production model that invites participation from educators, cultural advisors, partner organizations, and other stakeholders in the development of the resources. They innovate in a joyful, creative work environment, powered by curiosity. This is a leadership and supervisory position that reports to the Director of Education.
Provides leadership for broadcast and/or digital content, programs or projects and their teams, including strategic and long-range planning, evaluation and development of pitches and content, staff performance coaching and feedback, creating and communicating goals to staff, and coordinating production, administration, procedures and agreements.
- 10% Directs various administrative aspects that may include booking guests for interviews, maintaining team schedules and deadlines, and creating and/or maintaining program and/or project budgets
- 25% Supervises the work of hosts, producers, reporters and/or support staff for the production of broadcast and/or digital content. May serve as back-up host or fill-in for producers when necessary
- 15% Serves as a liaison to internal and external stakeholders. Collaborates with other content creators in pre-production through post-production processes
- 10% Leads editorial planning meetings and generates program ideas for segments, shows, and digital projects
- 10% Monitors and evaluates program content and employs editorial judgement to generate program ideas, and create, write, and edit content
- 15% Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 FTE or equivalent employees
- 10% Develops and sustains relationships with organizational partners, subject area experts, cultural advisors, colleagues across PBS, and/or other collaborators to meet educational integrity and standards for the classroom media collections we create
- 5% Supports development and fundraising for education work
Bachelor's Degree in Media Production, Journalism, Education, Communication Arts, or related field.
-Professional video production experience including producing, script writing, and field production, with a demonstrated understanding of effective and creative use of voice-over, soundbites, video, music, sound design and graphic elements to create engaging video projects.
-Proven leadership and management skills. Has the ability to provide strategic planning for projects, effective editorial guidance, coaching, supervision, and evaluation of the work of others.
-Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to effectively develop and manage several projects simultaneously, including creating and following production budgets and timelines and consistently meeting deadlines.
-Experience working successfully with partner organizations.
-Experience designing and producing for multi-media digital distribution. This could include website publishing, multi-platform publishing, and/or overseeing media creation in multiple formats.
-Experience clearing media rights and overseeing production-related contracts.
-Experience with archive research for information and media to be used in productions.
-Professional experience in K-12 education.
-Identification with the mission and purpose of public media.
Minimum $75,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
We anticipate paying in the salary range of mid $70Ks to high $80K's annually. Actual salary and title will depend on experience and qualifications.
How to Apply:
Submit the following materials:
1) A cover letter detailing how your experience and skills relate to the Required Qualifications and Type of Relevant Work Experience and the Preferred Qualifications listed for this specific position
2) A resume
3) Digital files or links to three examples of your video production work for which you've had a leadership or managing editor role.
In ONE document, please include:
- The specific role you had for each video
- Describe what you think is successful about the work
- Share your target audience for these videos, and explain how you effectively and creatively used voice-over, soundbites, video, music, sound design and graphic elements to create an engaging video project. Explain how these creative and stylistic choices were designed specifically for your audience.
4) Two writing samples. Non-fiction narration or scriptwriting preferred. Note if your role was original author or editor. If from a project that you script-edited for another producer, please show the edits you made and any additional feedback you gave.
Finalists will be asked to provide a list of at least three professional references with titles, emails, and phone numbers (including at least one supervisory reference). Note that references will not be contacted without your prior knowledge.