Job Description:

Editor Technician

Full-time, Non-Exempt, IBEW

Reports to: Sr. Director of Production Center Operations and Production

We’re looking to hire an Editor Technician for our Production Center Technical Operations department.  

In this role you will perform on a daily basis, ongoing basis editing in support of the WETA productions. You will also perform other duties as may be assigned in accordance with union jurisdiction.  This position is covered by the IBEW union contract.

In an average week, you can expect to:

  • Production editing (AVID) for WETA Local Productions.
  • Collaborate effectively with the Local production team and work independently to create unique WETA programs.
  • Performs other duties, general assignments, in accordance with union jurisdiction.

What success looks like:

  • After 60 days: after 60 days the successful candidate should be completely comfortable with remote editing technical workflows and ancillary gear; candidate should also demonstrate a keen ability to effectively collaborate with local producers and production management.  
  • After 120 days: after 90 days the successful candidate should be completely familiar with the program being edited and be able to effectively edit said program without supervisor or oversight. 

You must have:

  • Knowledge of and experience with AVID editing platforms and editing in collaboration with producers under intense deadline pressure.
  • Knowledge of video and audio signal flow and monitoring to maintain the highest technical standards in compliance with FCC, PBS Network and Company production policy.
  • Working knowledge of routing switchers, transmission, file-based signal flow and media asset management systems.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work on different assignments on a daily, or even hourly basis, and to work long and sometimes irregular shifts, and work holidays and weekends as necessary.

You should have:

  • Minimum five years of experience as an AVID editor at a network or local station.

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.

About us:

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 WeekPBS 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. 

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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.



Job Location: 
Arlington, VA
United States
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Job Type: 
Full time
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