Associate Production Manager – PBS NewsHour

Full-time, Regular

Reports to: Senior Director, Production Management


As our Associate Production Manager, you will work directly with the Senior Director of Production Management. In this role, you will technically manage bookings for remote live shots, assign video editors and schedule video recordings. While supporting the nightly broadcast of the PBS NewsHour, you will be particularly focused on the production of Washington Week and PBS NewsHour Weekend. This position will work a Wednesday-Sunday schedule.

This position requires weekend work.


You will learn how to book and assign live shots, operate and troubleshoot our broadcast Skype system, manage remote- and in-studio recordings, utilize the department’s administrative and communications systems, assign video editors and manage resource work orders.


Performing collaboratively and independently at your best level, troubleshooting with minimal assistance, mastering our broadcast Skype system, successfully finding and booking domestic and international remote studios, communicating punctually and clearly with remote, control room, and technical staffs. Confidence and willingness to adapt on the spot.


  • Extremely sharp technical skills.
  • Strong interest in creative problem solving under live news constraints.
  • Prior experience in satellite and fiber transmission is a plus.
  • Familiarity with AVID iNews, Interplay and SchedulAll programs are a plus.
  • Ability to comprehend and communicate technical concepts easily.

Proof of full dosage of a COVID-19 vaccination is required for all positions that will be working onsite, or may reasonably or occasionally be called to work onsite.


  • Comprehensive and competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
  • Generous 403(B) employer match
  • Free parking
  • Holiday and paid leave programs
  • Tuition reimbursement


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.

You’ll enjoy working at the NewsHour if you enjoy contributing to meaningful reporting, working on small teams in which your ideas are not just valued but vital, and pushing yourself to grow your skills every day.

We know there are great candidates who may have skills we haven’t thought about. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. We also encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, LGBTQ+ people, veterans and people with disabilities.

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