Project and Implementation Manager
Company: WETA/PBS NewsHour
Posted on: November 21, 2022
Project and Implementation Manager
Full-time, Regular, Exempt
Reports to: Chief Technology Officer
The Project and Implementation Manager is responsible for
developing project and implementation plans throughout WETA and
NewsHour Productions to support multiple departments working on
various projects through the Office of the CTO ranging from
editing, asset management, archiving and storage, hybrid workflows,
operational tools and systems, business continuity, and disaster
recovery. This role is responsible for evaluating the current and
future needs of multiple departments, understanding the systems
currently deployed at WETA, and recommending, implementing and
training staff on solutions for their project specific needs. This
position reports to the CTO and works across the technology team,
and all departments at WETA and NewsHour Productions, to gather
information, design and deploy these solutions.
- Gather business needs and requirements, conduct gap analysis,
and develop project plans, budgets, and other related documents for
projects as required.
- Research solutions with user and vendor input adhering to
industry best practice.
- Present solutions to CTO for evaluation and approval, and
ultimately to key stakeholders for review and selection.
- Prioritize project tasks, manage timelines, maintain project
plans, monitor budgets, and communicate status to tech team
members, key stakeholders, and senior management.
- Work with external vendors as required.
- Provide technical support to the project team, manage project
risks and ensure that new resources are implemented
- Create and maintain all supporting documentation of processes
within the facility and workflows.
- Troubleshoot workflow issues, and interface with vendors and
users during workflow and user acceptance testing.
- Develop training materials, train staff in the proper use of
tools and workflows, and provide ongoing training support, and
facilitate upgrades as needed.
- Resolve new issues that surface, or implement adjustments
needed to support new business objectives.
- Offer solutions for individual projects consistent with
established workflows, or research relevant alternate
- Serve as the primary point of contact for all project
management and implementation requests, including both potential
projects and active projects.
- Perform related special projects or other duties as
SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED
- Exemplary oral and written communication skills.
- Experience with enterprise level archive, production and/or
media asset management systems, and traffic and automation
- A multi-vendor understanding of video editing, post-production,
MAM solutions, broadcast operations infrastructure and associated
tools and applications.
- Demonstrated experience evaluating and deploying media software
- The ability to engage with producers, technicians, engineers,
and management to conduct business analysis, gather requirements,
present solutions, and success implement and deploy complex
- Experience in cost/benefit evaluations of potential
solutions-low, medium, and high options.
- The ability to create all training materials, operational
procedures, and documentation in support of the projects.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
- A minimum of 8 years of experience in post-production
management, media workflow and asset management, project
management, or technical operations in a demanding broadcast,
cable, or news environment.
- Bachelor's Degree in media, production, project management or
- Or equivalent combination of education and experience with
demonstrated experience consulting for multiple customers in a
system integration role.
- Familiarity with most key software vendors operating in the
editing, production workflow, cloud enabled media collaboration,
production asset management space, and broadcast/technical
- Hands on experience with at least one major enterprise
production asset management system-industry standard or custom
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.org,
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
WETA and NewsHour Productions prioritizes the safety and security
of our community. In accordance with our focus on providing and
maintaining a safe workplace, we have adopted a mandatory COVID-19
vaccination policy for all employees working in a WETA and/or
NewsHour Productions office and employees who may reasonably or
occasionally be called to work onsite, subject to business
In accordance with this policy, all applicants for employment in a
WETA and/or NewsHour Productions office are required to be fully
vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencing employment.
Requests for exemption from this policy based on a medical reason
or sincerely held religious belief will be considered upon a
conditional offer of employment. Reasonable accommodations will be
reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
WETA and NewsHour Productions is committed to equal employment
opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified
candidates and employees pursuant to applicable law. This policy
complies with all applicable laws and is informed by guidance from
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local
health authorities, as applicable.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
WETA and NewsHour Productions are equal opportunity employers
committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit
discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color,
sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability,
genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected
characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.
This policy applies to all employment practices within our
organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination,
layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training,
and internships. WETA and NewsHour Productions make hiring
decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs
at the time.
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