Job Description:

Unit Account Manager

Full-time, Regular

Reports to: Vice President, Operations & Engineering

We’re looking to hire a Unit Account Manager for our Producer Center Management Operations team.

In this role, you’ll need to be well-versed with and knowledgeable about the IBEW CBA contract.  You’ll manage the time-sheet & payroll process for all WETA technicians and be responsible for the accuracy of those time sheets, with special attention on penalties based on scheduled activity. You’ll also assist with creating project budgets, controlling expenditures and generating financial reports as needed. For the department, you’ll track and manage operating and capital budgets, project invoicing and create basis-for-billing forms for outside clients.  You’ll manage goods and services orders, and maintain liaison between production groups and other WETA departments.

In an average week, you can expect to:

  • Work with the Payroll Manager when reconciling technician time sheets (biweekly).
  • Provide financial control by reviewing, approving, and processing all financial transactions related to production projects.
  • Assist the scheduling office with tracking leave balances and technicians’ daily schedules.
  • Answer questions about the IBEW CBA.

What success looks like:

  • After 30 days, you’ll have built relationships with technicians and the rest of your team.
  • After 90 days, you’ll have a thorough understanding of the CBA and what is allowable.

You must have:

  • Working knowledge and proficiency with File-Maker Pro, Word, Excel, and be able to learn new programs quickly.
  • Ability to function under pressure, distractions, and in a time-sensitive environment.
  • Emotional intelligence to communicate with staff at all levels.
  • Availability to occasionally work irregular shifts.

You should have:

  • High aptitude with math.
  • Minimum 6 years production experience (to include television project, or production management at a national/network level), Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent combination of education and 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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Job Type: 
Full time
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