Job Description:

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with EVP & CPO to lead and manage relations and fiscally sound and secure business with Florentine Films, Inkwell Films, McGee Media and The Better Angels Society.
  • Partner with WETA LA office to manage projects in the health and identity content spaces.
  • Granular management of project process, including budgeting in close collaboration with Production Management, timelines, deliverables, communication process, meeting organization, communication with other departments and outside clients and vendors.
  • Keep EVP & CPO, COO, CFO, Legal, Communications and other WETA departments informed and involved at all phases of life of project; organize and lead periodic project team meetings.
  • Work with the EVP & CPO, as well as fundraising departments, to help develop and fulfill deliverables for new sources of project funding, including for digital media and education.
  • Assist EVP & CPO plan, coordinate and administer project prioritization and triage, and work with Production Management on fiscal year budgets and the allocation of WETA resources.
  • Partner with Production Management and partners to deliver projects on time and on budget.
  • Assist EVP & CPO and Production Management plan fiscal year budgets and allocate resources.
  • Hire and oversee Director of Education and WETA-partner activities in the education space.
  • Perform related special projects or other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to work on a high level with internal and external constituencies to advance and create high visibility projects.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of public television system and ability to maintain and grow strong relationships with key players within the system.
  • Strong knowledge and operational understanding of best practices in media.
  • Working knowledge of key facets of national production projects including communications, education, underwriting and broadcast production.
  • Team-oriented, self-directed, with tremendous initiative and granularity.
  • Superior organizational skills with the ability to accomplish multiple tasks and to partner and prioritize work in a fast-paced, changing environment. 
  • Ability to effectively organize, lead, collaborate and supervise others.
  • Ability to strongly articulate ideas, research, synthesize and present complex information in presentations to internal, partner and public audiences.
  • Ability to identify and implement fiscally sound strategies for growth. 
  • Ability to successfully budget and deliver high visibility projects on deadline.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • BA or equivalent academic degree in an appropriate field relevant to WETA work.
  • Experience in broadcast media in a high-paced and team-oriented environment.
  • Work in public media in communications, production, education or engagement.
  • Ten years’ long-form content-related experience in electronic and public media.
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Organization: 
Job Location: 
Arlington, VA
United States
Job Category: 
Budget/Finance
Project Management
Job Type: 
Full time
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