Senior Associate, Media Assets - PBS NewsHour

Full-time, Regular

Reports to: Executive Director, Media Resources


As our Senior Associate, Media Assets you will work as a part of the WETA/PBS NewsHour Media Assets team. You will be performing a variety of tasks related to the ingest, management and archiving of PBS NewsHour media assets (both digital and tape) and support for the production work of the PBS NewsHour, PBS NewsHour Weekend and Washington Week. You will collaborate with fellow Media Assets team members, producers, editors, technicians and other members of the PBS NewsHour organization to support daily broadcast & online content and archival-related projects.

This position will work a Wednesday – Sunday schedule.


You will be immersed in all things PBS NewsHour and WETA – getting to know editorial, production and, most particularly, media assets-oriented workflows and technology. You’ll work with teams across the enterprise as NewsHour readies and launches the WETA-produced weekend editions of our program. You will take a deep dive in our ingest, transcode, asset management and deletion systems and begin to consider ways to continue leveraging those tools to the NewsHour’s best advantage.


The successful Senior Associate will show a mastery of our workflows and systems and be able to clearly identify, communicate and resolve hurdles. You will be appreciated across NewsHour and WETA as a strong communicator and team player – able to meet short and long-term needs and goals efficiently. You will be a valued, primary player in the hand-on management of the Media Assets many tools and the key principal in management of our systems during weekends.


  • Demonstrated understanding and application of digital asset management technology, the use of media asset management-related software and regularly used office software programs, such as Microsoft Office suite.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced newsroom setting and adjust smoothly to changing assignments under deadline pressure.
  • Thorough understanding of media files (formats, codecs, file sizes and storage), digital intake and management of news feeds and content.

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.

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.