Description

Coordinating Line Producer, Washington Week and Weekend NewsHour

Full-time, Regular

Reports to: Executive Producer Weekend News

ABOUT THE ROLE

As our Coordinating Line Producer, you will contribute as a key part of the newsroom producing three national news programs: PBS NewsHour, Washington Week and PBS News Weekend. As a member of the leadership team of both weekend broadcasts, you will manage the smooth and timely execution of elements needed in the control room on Friday’s live news and public affairs program, Washington Week, and the live news program, Weekend NewsHour, on Saturdays and Sundays. In addition, you will also serve in a variety of production roles at the flagship broadcast, PBS NewsHour on weekdays when not preparing for the weekend programs. In ongoing coordination with the Executive Producer of each program, you’ll manage scripts, broadcast elements and related factors from early planning through the live broadcast. You will communicate clearly among the staff about timely adjustments and needs of production, as editorial and news events shift. In this role you are the key intersection of the production and editorial teams, ensuring with meticulous detail that the highest standards of both are met.

The regular work schedule for this position will be Wednesday through Sunday.

YOUR FIRST 90 DAYS

You will familiarize yourself with the hour to hour functions of the broadcast production schedule. You will work immediately on communicating clearly across the newsroom and control room to emphasize your role as a key driver of the broadcast. You will communicate with the Executive Producer and anchor and senior team about the tone and style of the writing of pages. You will look for opportunities to adjust or improve our daily broadcast workflow and coordination with digital. You will get to know your direct reports and lead efforts at recruitment for any openings.

WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE
Not only will you master the daily production of the broadcast, but you will bring fresh insight into how we might adjust or improve our workflow. You will gain the respect and trust of full staff, in the studio and control room, in the field and throughout the newsroom. You will gain the respect and trust of the News Assistants and fellows program and play a key role in recruiting and mentoring. You will bring editorial ideas and suggestions to meetings for the kinds of stories we should cover on the NewsHour and how to execute them with our resources.

WHAT YOU’LL BRING

  • Manage broadcast daily line-up and elements throughout the production day and live broadcast, working closely with the Executive Producers of Washington Week and PBS News Weekend programs.
  • Work with the anchor and senior leadership to write and edit compelling anchor pages, including live adjustments as needed.
  • At least 5+ years of experience in a daily newsroom, the majority of that in broadcast production.

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.

WHAT WE OFFER

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

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.

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.

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.