Job Description:

POSITION TITLE: Associate Media Manager (Hybrid)

DEPARTMENT: Production Operations

LOCATION:  Arlington, VA (preferred) or Remote (EST hours)

STATUS: Full-time, Exempt

SUPERVISOR: Manager, Production Operations


PBS Distribution (PBSd)* is a leading distributor of public media content around the world, entertaining audiences across platforms and formats. The company, a joint venture of PBS and GBH Boston, provides premium content through multiple digital channels and video services.  PBS Distribution operates six subscription streaming channels — PBS Masterpiece (US and CA), PBS KIDS, PBS Living, PBS Documentaries and PBS America (U.K.)  as well as numerous Free Ad-supported Streaming TV (FAST) Channels in the U.S and U.K.  In addition, the company reaches viewers through transactional video-on-demand (TVOD), subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) licensing, Advertising-based Video on Demand (AVOD), DVD and Blu-ray, theatrical releasing, educational platforms, non-theatrical and inflight sales, and serves broadcasters and producers providing program sales and co-production financing.

At PBS Distribution, we want to best represent the communities that we serve. The global community is diverse, and we are our best when we have a team that reflects that.  PBS Distribution is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, celebrating, supporting, and thriving when our team is able to show up fully and authentically.



The Associate Media Manager will support technical day to day activities of the Production Operations department including but not limited to the acquisition, organization, and distribution of content. This position will also support the maintenance and creation of workflows, and management of different systems within the media supply chain.



  • Manage digital and physical media library assets, including file delivery, ingestion, archiving, and restoring media.
  • Manage the asset management system and ensure all content is properly ingested, cataloged, and archived in the system.
  • Administrate various systems within the media supply chain including asset management systems, transcoders, and file transfer software (Signiant, Aspera).
  • Create and manage accounts for media supply chain users, including asset management and file transfer systems.
  • Assist in the creation of transcoding workflows and other workflows within the media supply chain.
  • Troubleshoot problematic media with title managers and work with producers and vendors to help resolve the media issues.
  • Assist manager and department head in developing, maintaining, and enforcing media management, storage, and content security policies.
  • Stay current on all specifications/file-based technologies and provide expertise/knowledge for departments throughout the company, external vendors, and production companies.
  • Other projects and tasks as needed.


  • 3+ years of experience managing media and working with media technology in a post-production, broadcast, media distribution company or environment


  • Deep understanding of video codecs, content production, and media technologies
  • Experience working with and managing media asset management systems required
  • Experience working with Telestream Vantage workflows
  • Experience working in cloud platforms including AWS (Amazon Web Services)
  • Broad knowledge and experience of file sharing applications, storage, and cloud services
  • Knowledge of content production for DVD and Blu-ray authoring
  • Knowledge of digital streaming platform specifications a plus


  • Proactive, detail-oriented, self-directed, and a creative problem-solver
  • Able to handle multiple tasks and prioritize them within a fast-paced and constantly changing environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of PBS Programming, policies, and procedures a plus


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience

PBS Distribution (PBSd) is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind. 

*PBS Distribution is a for-profit organization with a mission to drive profitable growth by building key partnerships and distributing inspiring content.  PBS Distribution is headquartered in Arlington, VA with an additional office In Boston, MA. 

Job Location: 
Arlington, VA
United States
Job Category: 
Monday, May 8, 2023
Job Type: 
Full time