Job Description:

Title: Editor – Local Production

Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Reports to: Sr. Director of Production Center Operations and Production


Perform on a daily, ongoing basis, editing in support of WETA Local productions, including WETA Arts and Signature Dish. Perform other duties as may be assigned in accordance with union jurisdiction. This position is covered by the IBEW union contract.


• Production editing (AVID) for WETA Local Productions

• Collaborate with Local producers to create WETA local programs.

 • The ability to collaborate effectively with the Local production team and work independently to create unique WETA programs


• Knowledge of and experience with AVID editing platforms and editing in collaboration with producers under intense deadline pressure.

• Knowledge of video and audio signal flow and monitoring to maintain the highest technical standards in compliance with FCC, PBS Network and Company production policy.

 • Working knowledge of routing switchers, transmission, file-based signal flow and media asset management systems.

• Flexibility and adaptability to work on different assignments on a daily, or even hourly basis, and to work long and sometimes irregular shifts, and work holidays and weekends as necessary


Minimum five years of experience as an AVID editor at a network or local station


WETA and NewsHour Productions are Washington, DC established media and news organizations.  We are a largely local workforce based out of the Campbell Place office in Arlington, VA.  WETA and NewsHour Productions value employee flexibility when possible.  Most positions based in our Arlington, VA office will be onsite or hybrid, depending upon the role.


WETA and its subsidiary NewsHour Productions LLC serve local and national public media audiences by producing and distributing content of intellectual integrity and cultural merit. Through broadcast, digital and community services, the organization offers compelling, diverse programming on five television channels, including primary channel WETA PBS, and on WETA Classical, the exclusive home for classical music in the nation’s capital; produces a portfolio of national television productions, including PBS NewsHour, recognized globally for bringing balanced, in-depth news coverage to all Americans; creates impactful documentaries with longtime production partners Ken Burns and Prof. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; features a variety of content offerings on, WETA Passport, the PBS Video App and the WETA Classical App; and serves communities near and far with education and engagement initiatives that contribute to the company’s mission of public service.


WETA/NewsHour Productions is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment of any kind. Fostering a culture of mutual respect is a top priority and something we take very seriously. 

Employment at WETA/NewsHour Productions is based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, age, ethnicity or ethnic origin, religion or belief, sex (including pregnancy), physical, mental or sensory ability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. We are also committed to demonstrating fair and equitable systems, practices, and processes related to how we recruit, develop, retain, promote, reward, compensate, and terminate talent.

We know that Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is fundamental to the success of our business and our people, and we will continue to recognize it as part of our guiding principles.

Job Location: 
Arlington, VA
United States
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Job Type: 
Full time
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