Job Description:


You’ll work across multiple platforms, supporting the digital, social, and broadcast efforts of the PBS NewsHour. Your smart and engaging graphics will accompany editorial and social posts for our digital team. You’ll not only be designing charts, maps, and other daily news presentations, you’ll be design motion graphics for social and editorial video projects. We also want you to think outside the box to propose and update new features for various PBS NewsHour graphics packages and style guides.


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. You’ll learn our design style and start brainstorming ways to update our graphics packages and style guides.


Your designs have brought a new energy to our digital content. You are not only meeting, but beating deadlines and have learned to think one step ahead of our producers. You’ve done your research and have proposed improvements to processes, procedures, style guides, graphics packages, etc.


  • Strong typography skills.
  • Expert knowledge with Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects.
  • Strong understanding of mobile and desktop user behavior.
  • Knowledge of responsive web design standards.
  • An interest in journalism and public media.


  • 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.

Job Location: 
Washington, DC
United States
Job Category: 
Graphic Design
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Job Type: 
Full time
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