Job Description:

Associate Producer, Arts

Full-time, Regular

Reports to: Senior Coordinating Producer, Arts and Culture


In this role you’ll help plan, produce and deliver high quality, innovative content on a wide variety of topics with a focus on arts, both on television and online for the PBS NewsHour.


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 and features 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.


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 and experiment with the look and feel of news.  You’ve developed trust with executive leadership. And you have grown your own skills and can point to evidence in your improved reporting.


  • Some expertise, knowledge and sources around a variety of topic areas, including arts.
  • General interest in daily news and a wide variety of topic areas
  • Superior writing skills, under deadline pressure, for both short turn-around news items and longer-term feature content.
  • Experience using social media and an interest in using new social media tools for reporting and storytelling.
  • Availability to work non-standard, or extended work schedule.
  • Ability to work closely with colleagues in a collaborative manner under deadline.
  • Excellent organization, project planning, presentation and time management skills with careful attention to detail.
  • Bachelors degree; minimum of two years’ experience working in journalism; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • 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.

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.



Job Location: 
Washington , DC
United States
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Job Type: 
Full time
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