Program Associate
PBS - Arlington, VA

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POSITION TITLE: Program Associate

DEPARTMENT: Program Screening

STATUS: Full-time/Regular

SUPERVISOR: Assistant Director, Program Screening

JOB OBJECTIVE:
Screen and evaluate programs for the National Program Service (NPS) and Syndicated Services (PBS Plus and Fundraising) prior to air to ensure adherence to PBS underwriting and packaging guidelines

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Screen programs and create and distribute reports with program timings and content information.

Assess and note sensitive content and recommend revisions to the program rating if necessary.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
1 to 2 years experience in any of the following areas:
Administration or Production experience in media

Television broadcasting and/or film production experience

Journalism or writing background

MINIMUM EDUCATION/TRAINING REQUIRED:
Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent experience

Familiarity with PBS operations and procedures is desirable

SKILLS/ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Strong attention to detail

Ability to work independently and meet deadlines

Excellent organizational skills

Good program judgment

Excellent writing skills

General knowledge of public broadcasting community

Excellent communication skills

Background or interest in television programming

Ability to quickly learn database applications

Training in television production and post-production operations preferred

Thorough knowledge of PBS underwriting and packaging guidelines preferred

PBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D

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