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Broadcast Engineer

Company: University of Wisconsin Madison
Location: Madison
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

The Broadcast Engineer supports the technical needs of producers, media creation staff, and event coordinators in the creation and presentation of content for statewide audiences. Responsible for installation, operation and maintenance of broadcast and media production hardware and software. Performs technical quality control evaluations to assure compliance with FCC, PBS, and PBS Wisconsin technical standards. The Engineer assists with the design and planning for studio and remote productions; provides hands-on operation of broadcast and production equipment; maintains, designs and documents technical systems; and supports the post-production process using video and audio software and hardware. This position is part of an Engineering team that is cross-trained and also leverages specialized skill sets depending on the individual as well as the specific needs of the station. Reports to the Engineering Supervisor.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree or technical certification in Broadcast Engineering, Electronic Technology or related field preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:


  1. Hands-on technical experience with professional video and/or audio production.

  2. Experience working with audio and/or video delivery for professional broadcast, live-streaming or similar distribution systems.

  3. Ability to diagnose technical problems and trace signal paths related to audio, video or data.

  4. Ability to work with electronic equipment for extended periods of time.

  5. Experience in professional live production environments that depend on tight deadlines and content delivery to audiences or stakeholders.

  6. Experience in design, installation and/or maintenance in server racks; wiring and terminations; setup and calibration of audio/video equipment; and operation of critical monitoring equipment.

  7. Proficiency with basic IT concepts and hardware and software tools such as computer systems design, common operating systems and dependent utilities.

  8. Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information to non-technical staff.

Additional Information:

Expected salary range for this position will $21 - $27/hour depending on experience and qualifications.

The occupant of this position is expected to comply with the Ethics for PBS Wisconsin Staff found at as well as the UW Madison Code of Ethics.

This position also requires the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time, and the ability to work some evenings, weekends and occasional overnight travel as productions warrant.

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship on or before the effective date of appointment.



Work Schedule:

This position requires the ability to work some evenings, weekends, and occasional overnight travel as productions warrant.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $21.00 HOURLY

Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit a cover letter detailing how your experience and skills relate to the Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience, and the Not Required but Desirable Qualifications listed for this specific position, resume and list of 3-4 references, with 1 being a current or past supervisor. Please note that we will not be contacting references without notifying you beforehand.

Keywords: University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison , Broadcast Engineer, Other , Madison, Wisconsin

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