Public Broadcasting Service: Sr. Program Associate, Children's Programming
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Job description

Sr. Program Associate


Team: Children’s Programming

Status: Full-Time/Regular/Exempt               


The Senior Program Associate, Children’s Programming facilitates delivery and operations processes for PBS KIDS programs/series, serving as the day-to-day producer contact throughout the post-production process. The Senior Program Associate also provides administrative support to the Director as needed.


Essential duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage program delivery. Work closely with producers throughout the post-production process to ensure adherence to programming, packaging, and deliverable guidelines.
  • Maintain and update program material from acceptance through the duration of the rights period.
  • Oversee the completion of producer paperwork for incoming programs via ORION, Packaging Forms, RightsLine, and CAS, including Program Acceptance Agreements, formats, production credits, and media inventories.
  • Screen programs in production for compliance with PBS policies.
  • Deal with issues arising from program repackaging and the late arrival of broadcast masters and other deliverables.
  • Provide administrative support to the Director, including maintaining department files and coordinating meetings.
  • Contribute to the evaluation of content in development.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.


Requirements for success:

  • 1-2 years’ experience in the media industry. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Familiarity with PBS KIDS content and the desire to learn more.
  • Passion for children’s media and early childhood learning.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills – working with multiple projects in numerous stages of development and completion.
  • Proficiency with database programming.
  • Ability to pre-screen programs prior to air to ensure that they meet all PBS packaging guidelines
  • Ability to identify and evaluate sensitive or problematic material in programs.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Sound judgment and professional maturity.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-departmental teams.
  • Ability to work under stressful circumstances, meet deadlines, and react to change productively.
  • Curious person with high energy level and strong work ethic.

PBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Women, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities


Expires in
3 days from now
Arlington, United States