Job Description:

Production Assistant, Media Assets

Reports to: Executive Director, Media Assets

Part-time, 23 hours per week


As our Production Assistant, Media Assets you will work with the PBS NewsHour Media Assets team, performing a variety of tasks related to the management and archiving of PBS NewsHour, PBS News Weekend and Washington Week media assets (both digital and tape). You will support to the production work of those programs. You will exercise independent judgment and collaborates with producers, technicians and other members of the broadcast and online content divisions.


 You'll spend your early days learning the WETA/NewsHour Media Assets workflows and tools; getting to know how the organization leverages them to gather, distribute, manage and archive media from many directions.  You'll work closely with Media Assets team members, NewsHour editors and producers to utilize standard operating procedures in ingesting media to our systems, adding metadata to files and assisting in footage and data research.  90 days on, you’ll be able to identify, locate, collect, verify and organize NewsHour media assets with confidence and agility.


You use your knowledge and skills to efficiently work with NewsHour editorial and production colleagues in moving media into and through our systems - all with good humor, patience and a high level of customer service.  You consistently collaborate with your Media Assets team to maintain the organization's media flow.  Your enthusiasm for and devotion to producing news content has grown and further supports your daily efforts. 



  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced setting and adjust smoothly to changing assignments under deadline pressure
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to grasp and utilize customized software and databases in short order
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience with digital asset management systems preferred
  • Experience with video editing software preferred

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. 

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