Job Description:

Digital Reporter, Science

Full-time, Regular

Reports to Managing Editor

ABOUT THE ROLE

As our Digital Reporter, Science, you’ll on producing and editing science related digital content. You’ll work with the science unit, and other teams, to produce content that drives digital audience growth and reach across all platforms.

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 for the website starting on day one, and by day 30 you can expect to see your bylines on a variety of digital platforms.

WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE

You are writing pieces that are intriguing and irresistible to readers. You bring a vibrancy and terrific ideas to pitch meetings. Your demonstrated passion for science journalism and ability to seamlessly jump from project to project will enable you to flourish and experiment with the look and feel of digital news.  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

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, journalism, or related field.
  • Minimum four (4) years’ experience working in online journalism.
  • Superior writing skills under deadline pressure.
  • Experience with multimedia content and video production experience is a plus.
  • Comfort working in content management systems and an online production environment.
  • Flexibility to adjust to changing assignments.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.


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.

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.

 

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