Associate Producer, General Assignment – PBS NewsHour
Reports to: PBS NewsHour Weekend Executive Producer and Senior Producer, General Assignment
ABOUT THE ROLE
As our Associate Producer, PBS NewsHour’s General Assignment unit, you will be responsible for providing a diverse range of services which may include writing, research, fact-checking and logistical support. You will exercise independent judgment and assists the unit, Senior Producer(s), and other members of the PBS NewsHour Weekend newsroom with other requests as assigned.
YOUR FIRST 90 DAYS
You’ll get to know your team and the wider organization, and how each group functions independently as well as part of the whole. You’ll establish key relationships with your peers, while being exposed to executives through participation in editorial planning meetings. You’ll contribute to enterprising news, features, and analysis reporting on day one.
WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE
You are regularly contributing to day-of-air and forward-planned field segments. You develop story pitches that are unique, yet relevant, and can think through the production process, identifying all required interviews and elements. You get kudos from not only your immediate team, but from others throughout the organization for your ability to connect as well as to get the job done. You’ve developed trust with executive leadership. And you have grown your own skills and can point to evidence in your improved reporting.
WHAT YOU’LL BRING
- Must work a weekend schedule
- Some expertise, knowledge and sources around a variety of topic areas impacting national affairs
- Ability to wonder under deadline pressure, for both short turn-around news items and longer-term feature content
- Experience using social media and an interest in using new social media tools for reporting and story telling
Proof of full dosage of a COVID-19 vaccination is required for all positions that will be working onsite, or may reasonably or occasionally be called to work onsite.
WHAT WE OFFER
- Comprehensive and competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
- Generous 403(B) employer match
- Free parking
- Holiday and paid leave programs
- Tuition reimbursement
ABOUT THE PBS NEWSHOUR
With roots in public service journalism beginning in 1973, the PBS NewsHour today is on a mission to bring balanced, in-depth news coverage to all. Innovative and fast-paced, life at the NewsHour is focused on collaboration, trust, and above all, enterprising important, considered news. NewsHour is unique in that the team is small and tight-knit, and must accomplish what no other daily news organization does: be the gold-standard of reporting for a nightly, hour-long broadcast, and to crucial digital platforms.
You’ll enjoy working at the NewsHour if you enjoy contributing to meaningful reporting, working on small teams in which your ideas are not just valued but vital, and pushing yourself to grow your skills every day.
We know there are great candidates who may have skills we haven’t thought about. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. We also encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, LGBTQ+ people, veterans and people with disabilities.
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