PBS Wisconsin

Our mission is to boldly enrich, educate and entertain diverse audiences of children and adults through the innovative use of television production and broadcasting, other communication technologies and community engagement. PBS Wisconsin provides access to local and national content, extending its reach and impact in the communities we serve.

Position Details

Southwest Wisconsin
Madison, WI

Join the PBS Wisconsin design team of animators and storytellers. We are seeking a mid-level animator who will create animations and characters that will form the worlds for our stories of Wisconsin’s diverse people and communities. You will have a key role in conceptualizing, planning, creating and directing content including developing topics and themes, and researching innovative animation techniques.


  1. At least 3 years of animation experience, which includes 2D animation work, and experience with illustration, character design, storyboarding and storytelling.
  2. At least 1 year experience with directing and producing animated stories.
  3. Experience and knowledge of software used in the 2D animation workflow. For example, Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, ToonBoom Harmony and Storyboard Pro or similar tools.
  4. Demonstrates artistic sensibilities for composition, texture, color, and form in digital designs, and an excellent awareness for timing, weight and composition in animation.
  5. Demonstrates proficiency with 2D character design, rigging and animation.
  6. Familiarity with key-frame and frame by frame animation pipelines.
  7. Communicates and collaborates effectively in a team environment.

Expected salary range for this position is low $50’s to mid-$60’s for highly experienced candidates who exceed the qualifications. Actual pay will depend on experience and qualifications.

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