Production Workflow Architect/Post-production Manager
Reports to: Senior Director, Engineering
We’re looking to hire a Production Workflow Architect and Post-Production Manager for our Engineering Department. In this role, you’ll gather information about production and post-production needs and research solutions. You’ll also be working with vendors and users to develop workflows that will be used cross-department and cross-platform. Your work will touch on all departments (Local TV, National Productions, and the PBS NewsHour) and range from solving specific problems for one production to charting the course for the next 5 years of technical solutions for post production and asset management.
In an average week, you can expect to:
- Identify pain points in the production/post-production process.
- Independently research and collaborate with various departments/staff to identify solutions
What success looks like:
- After 60 days, you will have engaged with producers, media managers, engineers, editors, and producing departments to understand their production workflows. With this information, you’ll have begun to catalog the workflows and systems, and resolve minor production and post-production workflow issues.
- After 120 days, you’ll have a thorough understanding of the NewsHour AVID Interplay system and started researching roadmaps for ongoing improvements. You will have begun developing training and implementation plans for workflow improvements across departments. Your impact will be felt by the improvements you’ve made to production and post-production efficiency and organization.
You must have:
- Minimum 5 years’ experience in post-production management, editing, or media workflow consulting; Bachelor’s Degree in media/production, or associate field; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
- Experience with archive and media asset management systems. A multi-vendor understanding of video editing and associated applications. Demonstrated experience evaluating and deploying media software solutions.
- High level of emotional intelligence and strong interpersonal and communication skills, including writing workflow narratives, training materials and procedures.
- Ability to “speak the language” of producers, editors, technicians, engineers, and management.
- Experience with AVID Media Composer and Adobe Premier.
You should have:
- Familiarity with key software vendors in the editing, production, workflow, cloud enabled media collaboration, and production asset management space.
- Hands on experience with at least one major enterprise production asset management system (AVID, Dalet, Arvato, etc.)
- Some experience in the edit room as a video editor, producer, or content manager.
- Or, experience consulting for multiple customers in a system integration role.
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.
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.