Job Description:

Title:  Sr. Scheduling Associate

Status:  Full Time-Non-Exempt  

Reports to:  Scheduling Operations Manager


Coordinate daily scheduling of technicians and technical facilities in support of daily production activities.   Ensure posted daily schedule is always accurate and up to date and in accordance with the IBEW CBA.  This position reports to Scheduling Operations Manager.


  • Coordinate daily scheduling of technicians and facilities.
    • Assign technicians in accordance with Work Orders by matching individual skill sets to required production activities.
    • Maintain current and in-depth knowledge of technical staff capabilities, facility resources and certified freelancers.
    • Keep the posted schedule up to date and inform technicians and/or producers when changes have been made to the schedule.
  • Ensure all schedules, schedule changes, activities and assignments comply with applicable collective bargaining agreements, WETA policies and procedures, and employment laws.
  • Sr. Project Accountant in determining accurate and equitable accounting of the billing for technician and facilities time.
  • Provide back-up support to Scheduling Operations Manager and hallway staff.


  • Knowledge of television production management.
  • Ability to understand and ensure compliance with collective bargaining agreements.
  • Excellent organizational skills.  Must have a positive, results-oriented attitude.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a strong customer service orientation. Math aptitude is essential.
  • Strong understanding and application of computer technology to efficiently accomplish work, using Microsoft Office programs, email, Internet, database management software.  Proficiency with ScheduAll.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully perform in an atmosphere of multiple projects, shifting priorities, and deadline pressures. 
  • This position requires working on-site most of the time.
  • Ability to work irregular hours.  Must be available for on-call status including taking calls at home, sometimes at odd hours.


  • College degree in Broadcasting or related field. Minimum two years of administrative office experience, preferably in a television production management environment.
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience.


WETA and NewsHour Productions are Washington, DC established media and news organizations.  We are a largely local workforce based out of the Campbell Place office in Arlington, VA.  WETA and NewsHour Productions value employee flexibility when possible.  Most positions based in our Arlington, VA office will be onsite or hybrid, depending upon the role.


WETA and its subsidiary NewsHour Productions LLC serve local and national public media audiences by producing and distributing content of intellectual integrity and cultural merit. Through broadcast, digital and community services, the organization offers compelling, diverse programming on five television channels, including primary channel WETA PBS, and on WETA Classical, the exclusive home for classical music in the nation’s capital; produces a portfolio of national television productions, including PBS NewsHour, recognized globally for bringing balanced, in-depth news coverage to all Americans; creates impactful documentaries with longtime production partners Ken Burns and Prof. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; features a variety of content offerings on, WETA Passport, the PBS Video App and the WETA Classical App; and serves communities near and far with education and engagement initiatives that contribute to the company’s mission of public service.


WETA/NewsHour Productions is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment of any kind. Fostering a culture of mutual respect is a top priority and something we take very seriously. 

Employment at WETA/NewsHour Productions is based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, age, ethnicity or ethnic origin, religion or belief, sex (including pregnancy), physical, mental or sensory ability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. We are also committed to demonstrating fair and equitable systems, practices, and processes related to how we recruit, develop, retain, promote, reward, compensate, and terminate talent.

We know that Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is fundamental to the success of our business and our people, and we will continue to recognize it as part of our guiding principles.


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