Production Assistant, Politics
Reports to: Senior Producer, Politics
ABOUT THE ROLE
As the Production Assistant for our politics beat, you’ll provide a diverse range of writing, research, editing production, and reporting services to support the nightly broadcast.
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. You’ll contribute to enterprising and breaking news, features, and analysis reporting for the broadcast starting on day one.
WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE
You are regularly contributing to both breaking and longer-form, in-depth news reporting. You bring a vibrancy and terrific ideas to pitch meetings. You’ve learned how to anticipate what producers will need for a story and your ability to seamlessly jump from project to project will enable you to flourish. 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
- Experience in daily journalism, ideally for a national outlet.
- Interest and awareness of political and national news.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with colleagues in a collaborative manner during high pressure situations.
- College degree in journalism, political science, or related discipline; introductory experience with TV broadcast and online journalism; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
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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