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Associate Producer/Editor, Social Media - PBS NewsHour

Full-time, Exempt

Reports to: Social Media Producer/Coordinator


As a member of the PBS NewsHour’s multiplatform newsroom, the Associate Producer/Editor, Social Media will play a leading role in producing, managing and implementing content for the organization’s social media strategy and outreach. The Associate Producer/Editor, Social Media will oversee PBS NewsHour’s social media editorial calendar and manage the sharing of reporting from broadcast and online across social media platforms. This position will explore new channels for future engagement, helping to grow NewsHour’s social media following and engaged communities.


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 learn our fast-paced work style while establishing key relationships with colleagues.


You’re independently overseeing the processing and posting of social media content on the PBS NewsHour accounts. You’re pitching and producing NewsHour social media and digital stories within our editorial guidelines and graphics style. You’ve demonstrated that during breaking news situations and special events, you can be counted on to manage an accurate and timely flow of information to NewsHour’s followers, readers, viewers and listeners. You’re managing the social media accounts for NewsHour with a strong editorial eye.


  • A track record of responsibly managing social media platforms for an objective news organization.
  • A deep curiosity about the evolution of social media in the news industry.
  • Excellent writing, editing and communication skills, including familiarity with AP style.
  • Well informed in a wide range of areas, including politics, economics, foreign affairs, arts, health, science and education.
  • Ability to multi-task and juggle multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and a willingness to learn new skills as needed.
  • Experience as a team player, working in collaboration with other members of the social media team and handling multiple assignments under tight deadline pressure.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills, as well as the ability to be flexible with schedule and assignments.

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.


  • Comprehensive and competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
  • Generous 403(B) employer match
  • Holiday and paid leave programs
  • Tuition reimbursement


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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Job Location: 
Washington , DC
United States
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Full time
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