Digital Anchor and Correspondent, PBS NewsHour
Reports to: Managing Editor, Digital and the Senior Producer, Content and Special Projects
ABOUT THE ROLE
You’ll work with a full-time producer to deliver stories in close communication and coordination with the digital leadership team. This will often mean produced and live video packages, but you will work with editors and producers across digital teams to tailor your reporting to audiences on our website and social platforms, too. The primary focus of your time will be your digital work, but this role also brings new opportunity to bridge the NewsHour’s on air and online work and audiences. You will appear on the PBS NewsHour broadcast with original reports, sometimes in the same segments produced for our online audiences but also in segments designed specifically for our broadcast.
YOUR FIRST 90 DAYS
You’ll get to know your digital and broadcast colleagues and get to know the workflows. You’ll establish key relationships with your peers, while working with senior leadership through participation in editorial planning meetings to develop story ideas and participate in planning. You’ll report a variety of stories and live events for digital immediately and increasingly for broadcast as well. Through these 90 days you will further define your voice as a reporter online and as the face of PBS NewsHour online. You’ll have a variety of stories skillfully produced and aired online and on broadcast.
WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE
You are regularly contributing ideas for digital stories, series and live coverage. You bring vibrancy and terrific ideas to pitch meetings. You will work smoothly with your producer and digital leadership to executive and deliver these products flawlessly. Your demonstrated passion for knowing the ideal way to produce content and ability to seamlessly jump from project to project will enable you to flourish. You’ve developed trust with executive leadership. You will work with senior leadership to contribute to the PBS NewsHour nightly program, appearing on both digital and broadcast with regularity, with meaningful, memorable reporting.
WHAT YOU’LL BRING
- Experience video reporting, scripting and live coverage.
- Ability to shoot and edit using non-linear editing programs is a plus.
- Experience creating digital-first packages, and filing pieces for multiple platforms.
- Demonstrated knowledge in coverage for a national audience.
- Demonstrated knowledge in field and studio production of news for broadcast and/or digital.
- Demonstrated ability to work across teams and a collaborative attitude, especially under deadline pressure.
WHAT WE OFFER
- Comprehensive and competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
- Generous 403(B) employer match
- 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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