Coordinator, National Projects
Reports to: SVP & Chief National Content Officer, and Senior Director, National Project Management
We are looking to hire a National Projects Coordinator for our WETA National Productions department. In this role you will provide administrative support on various national production projects, including coordinating schedules, meetings, and presentations for the projects of contribution towards the works of Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Florentine Films; Henry Louis Gates, Jr., as well as other projects in the history, health and lifestyle genres.
In an average week, you can expect to:
- Coordinate departmental calendars of meetings, events and deliverables.
- Act as primary point of contact for the Chief Content Officer and Project Management staff.
- Create presentations in both digital and/or printed formats. (Microsoft Teams, BlueJeans and other video meeting platforms.)
- Compile necessary materials for meetings in advance (documents, catering, A/V support, etc.).
What success looks like:
- After 60 days, you will have a general understanding of the work of the National Productions Department. Introduction to key contacts involved in project management; and comfort working with the software utilized by our department, especially Concur, Replicon Microsoft Office 365 SharePoints and Outlook Calendars.
- After 120 days, you will be able to successfully navigate multi projects and meeting needs; general knowledge of WETA production lifecycles. Participate in the planning for department projects, staff meetings and/or events; and skilled at updating and maintaining master department project portfolio’s for team-wide use.
You must have:
- Excellent interpersonal skills and service orientation with the ability to take direction from more than one manager and problem solve.
- Ability to assist in the creation of project plans, and ensuring steps in process from the planning stages to completion are met, with attention to detail.
- Demonstrated knowledge of media and ability to grow relationships preferred.
- Demonstrated understanding and application of computer technology, using Microsoft Office programs — particularly calendars, as well as database
You should have:
- BA or equivalent academic degree in an appropriate field relevant to WETA work.
- Experience in media in a high-paced and team-oriented environment.
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.
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.