Job Description:


Production Assistant, Washington Week

Full-time, Regular, Non-Exempt

Reports to: Senior Producer, Washington Week


We’re looking to hire a Production Assistant for our Washington Week team. As our PA, you will contribute to the production of our live, weekly broadcast and our online/social media content. You will be researching, gathering video elements, and monitoring/logging live news events. There will also be some administrative/operational support you will provide to the rest of the team.


On an average day, you can expect to:

  • Research news topics and prepare weekly information books for the Moderator and the show producers ahead of each show.
  • Work with the online team to produce content for the Washington Week website and social media platforms.
  • Liaison with WETA Corporate Marketing staff to secure funding spots, graphics, and traffic.
  • Provide administrative and operational support to the Washington Week staff and complete special projects, or other duties as assigned.


What success looks like:

  • After 60 days, you’ll understand our workflows and style and feel like a member of our team.
  • After 120 days, you’ll be generating ideas for digital content and helping make that content come to life.


You must have:

  • College degree in political science, journalism, or related field; at least 2 years’ experience in television news production; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • The ability to work a Tuesday – Saturday schedule (Saturday duties via telework) and irregular shifts.
  • Knowledge of television news production, video editing, and live television production; and related web content such as video editing and live streaming.
  • Sound editorial judgement.


You should have:

  • Familiarity with social media sites, Drupal (or other CMS familiarity) and Final Cut Pro (or other editing software).
  • Familiarity with copyright, libel and other standards relevant to content production.



About us:

Founded in 1961, WETA is Washington, DC’s leading public broadcasting station. As a PBS and NPR member, we not only serve the DC metro area with our local programming and classical radio station, but also the nation with Washington Week, PBS NewsHour, and our partnerships with Ken Burns and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


Our staff comes from very diverse backgrounds, but we all have one thing in common; we believe in our mission and the service we provide to the public.


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.



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Arlington, VA
United States
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