Job Description:

Producer, General Assignment, PBS NewsHour

Full-time, Regular, Exempt

Reporting to Senior Producer, Field Segments



As our General Assignment Producer, you’ll have a level of independence to pitch, plan, and see your stories to completion. You’ll be the main camera when necessary and edit all levels of pieces. You’ll also be a mentor to more junior producers and help them bring their skills to the next level. You’ll cover a variety of topics, which will be shown on the nightly broadcast and online.



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 a variety of stories, from features, to politics for the broadcast and online starting on day one. You’ll have a number of stories skillfully produced and aired.



You are regularly contributing to both features and in-depth news reporting. You bring a vibrancy and terrific ideas to pitch meetings. 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 have grown your own skills and those of junior producers, and can point to evidence in the team’s improved reporting. You’ve consistently produced at least two pieces per month (more if they are arts related).



  • Demonstrated knowledge in national and international news production.
  • Knowledge of field and studio production.
  • Shooting and non-linear editing experience is a plus.
  • Ability to work collaboratively under deadline and adjust smoothly to changing deadlines.
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism (or a related field), 4 years’ experience working in broadcast journalism (preferably for a national outlet), or equivalent combination of experience and education.

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
  • 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.

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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Job Type: 
Full time
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