Senior Coordinator, National Programming

Senior Coordinator, National Programming

The WNET family of companies is a major producer of broadcast and online media for local, national and International audiences, creating award-winning content in the areas of arts and culture, news and public affairs, science, natural history, documentaries, and children’s programming.


The Senior Coordinator, National Programming will support the national programming department serving as researcher, administrator and liaison between Programming and other WNET departments, with production units of THIRTEEN, WLIW21, and Creative News Group, as well as outside filmmakers and members of PBS.


Specific responsibilities for this position will include research support, composing responses to correspondence; screening telephone calls, mail, and publications; preparing and submitting expense reports; managing and maintaining calendars and taking accurate, timely phone messages; updating contacts; maintaining departmental files; arranging travel; making dubs of screeners or clips, and ordering office supplies as necessary. In addition the Senior Coordinator will act as a liaison between the Vice President, senior managers, other production units, as well as the various departments within WNET.  


Additionally, the Senior Coordinator will work with the Programming Production Executive in researching and developing new projects; collecting and coordinating materials/clips for Board of Trustees and programming committee meetings and updates from all the units for Station Reports and help update the annual Board handbook.


This position will also assist in working with PBS national programming staff regarding programming – scheduling regular calls, meetings, and general administrative management.  Additional responsibilities may be added, appropriate to the skill sets of this position.


Qualified candidates must have BS/BA or equivalent work experience and a minimum of one (1) year of experience supporting senior executive(s).  Applicants must have keen internet research abilities, proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite, strong organizational skills, and excellent oral and written communication skills.  The ability to interact with Senior Managers regarding situations that may contain privileged, sensitive, personal and confidential topics is essential as is excellent follow up skills and attention to detail.  Candidates with production experience and/or editing skills are preferred.


Apply online at:

WNET New York Public Media

825 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10019


Qualified candidates only; no phone calls please.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.



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