Job Description:


Senior Producer, Washington Week


As the Washington Week Senior Producer, you will develop and manage the editorial content and production for the weekly national broadcast and assets for related digital platforms. You will work closely with the program’s moderator, executive producer and production team to ensure that the series is at the top of its game, providing the best analysis and in-depth coverage of the news that has come to define Washington Week.


On an average day, you can expect to:

  • Provide long-term planning on specials and online content consistent with legacy of the Washington Week program.
  • Enterprise original ideas for digital content including relevant videos, explainers/blogs, backstory interviews with reporters as bonus content for the website to expand the Washington Week brand and audience.
  • Direct the staff in the production of daily online content.
  • Assist with program development including research and develop story ideas for various news and public affairs special projects; recommend production talent, on-air guests, and experts on story topics; participate in development of program treatments and scripts; assist with proposal writing; maintain contacts with external program producers and independents; and evaluate projects for WETA presentation.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Producer & Production Management in preparing production budgets, tracking costs, and other financial reporting.  
  • Provide guidance, coaching, and oversight to staff.



You must have:

  • A record of accomplishment producing high quality, and engaging news coverage that will increase viewership on broadcast and online.

Knowledge and understanding of the complexities and strategies in producing a live national news analysis program in the current fast-changing news environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively organize, lead, and supervise others in an atmosphere of multiple projects, shifting priorities, and deadline pressures.
  • Strong understanding of social media, web analytics, Microsoft Office, and emerging media technologies.
  • Ability to work flexible schedule that includes Friday evenings on a regular basis and potential weekend work off-site. 



You should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Political Science, or Communications preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years professional experience producing a live TV news/public affairs program, including line producing, booking, and script writing as well as at least 3 years’ management experience.



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.




Job Location: 
Arlington, VA
United States
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