Job Description:

Creative Director, Graphics

Full-time, Regular, Exempt



PBS NewsHour is hiring a Creative Director, Graphics to lead our graphics department. In this position, you will not only manage the motion graphics style for our program (broadcast and digital), but inspire a team of talented artists. You’ll work closely with the digital team to develop graphics for daily news coverage, special event coverage, and long form video productions. You’ll report to our VP, Operations.



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, and learn the dynamics of your new team. You’ll bring new ideas and fresh perspectives to PBS NewsHour graphics.



You have built rapport and trust with your team and it shows in their work. Staff know the graphics your team produces will be error free and exactly what they need to take their story to the next level. Your demonstrated ability to seamlessly jump from project to project will enable you to flourish and developed trust with executive leadership.



  • Prior experience supervising a team and demonstrated ability as a design leader.
  • A wide range of skills, including expert knowledge of modern mapping software, 2D/3D graphics production, broadcast graphic management systems, and best practices for graphic workflow.
  • Minimum 7-10 years of broadcast experience, college degree in motion graphics, or related field, or equivalent combination of training and experience.


  • Comprehensive and competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
  • Generous 403(B) employer match
  • Free parking
  • 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.

WETA is an equal employment opportunity employer.  WETA does not discriminate against employees or applications on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, genetic predisposition or carrier status, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.


Job Location: 
Arlington, VA
United States
Job Category: 
Graphic Design
Job Type: 
Full time
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