Job Description:

Associate Production Controller, PBS NewsHour

Full-time, Regular

Reports to: Director, Production Operations



In this role, you’ll be integral in maintaining financial accountability for NewsHour Productions LLC, the PBS NewsHour operating budget and multiple grants incorporated into the PBS NewsHour, including any special event coverage. You’ll be verifying and coding invoices, expense reports, and cash advances and entering expenses/accruals into our accounting tracking database. You’ll laisse with the WETA Finance team and production vendors. As needed, we’ll look to you to provide data and/or financial reports.


You’ll get to know your team and the wider organization, and how each group functions independently as well as part of the whole. You’ll understand our processes and learn our systems. As you become more comfortable with our processes, you’ll find ways to help make the team more efficient.


You are proficient in creating and processing check requests, cash advances and accruals. You have a functional understanding of: production expenses, Concur and Great Plains, and ability to allocate appropriate project codes. You know and understand who our current vendors are and are able to successfully onboard new ones for invoice processing. You act as a point of contact for vendor inquiries on payment process or vendor document requirement questions.


  • Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy.
  • Positive attitude with the ability to handle multiple priorities in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Understanding of revenue, expense, budgeting and forecasting techniques.
  • Experience and understanding of an accounting software, grant administration, and budget reporting, are all pluses.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or related field, at least two years’ experience in cost accounting, including preparing, tracking, and analyzing budgets; or equivalent combination of training/education and experience.


  • Comprehensive and competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
  • Generous 403(B) employer match
  • Holiday and paid leave programs
  • Tuition reimbursement



With roots in public service journalism beginning in 1973, the PBS NewsHour today is on a mission to bring balanced, in-depth news coverage to all. Innovative and fast-paced, life at the NewsHour is focused on collaboration, trust, and above all, enterprising important, considered news. NewsHour is unique in that the team is small and tight-knit, and must accomplish what no other daily news organization does: be the gold-standard of reporting for a nightly, hour-long broadcast, and to crucial digital platforms.

You’ll enjoy working at the NewsHour if you enjoy contributing to meaningful reporting, working on small teams in which your ideas are not just valued but vital, and pushing yourself to grow your skills every day.

We know there are great candidates who may have skills we haven’t thought about.   If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. We also encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, LGBTQ+ people, veterans and people with disabilities. 

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WETA is an equal employment opportunity employer.  WETA does not discriminate against employees or applications on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, genetic predisposition or carrier status, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.


Job Location: 
Washington , DC
United States
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Job Type: 
Full time
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