Job Description:

Project Coordinator

Full-Time, Regular

Reports to: Director, Production Operations (PBS NewsHour)

We’re looking to hire a Project Coordinator for our NewsHour Technology & Production Support department. As our Coordinator, you’ll be working closely with the Director, Production Operations to develop and maintain tracking resources. These will help ensure operational, technical, and financial efficiencies. You will also serve as a backup to the Production Controllers and assist them as needed.

In an average week, you can expect to:

  • Track production budgets and activity related to grants.
  • Collaborate with the Director and others in the design, development, and maintenance of all restricted grant budgets and ongoing financial reporting.
  • Act as a special projects’ liaison.
  • Coordinator and distribute reports.

What success looks like:

  • After 60 days, you’ll fully understand the daily and weekly activities and be able to provide meaningful input for our reporting.
  • After 120 days, you’ll have a grasp on the monthly activities and become more and more involved in reviewing budget actuals, offering analysis, or recommendations for balance.

You must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree; at least two years’ experience in a media-related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Financial aptitude and proficiency in Excel.
  • A positive attitude.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

You should have:

  • Familiarity with AVID iNews and SchedulAll programs, or able to learn new programs quickly.

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.

About the PBS NewsHour:

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.

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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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