Job Description:

 The News Assistant program is designed to give recent college graduates practical reporting experience in a digital newsroom setting. For this design position, we’re looking for creative thinkers with visionary ideas on how to tell stories using graphics, motion graphics or animations and other visual storytelling devices on our website and through various social media platforms with the goal of improving data literacy. This is a 1-year long position.

During his or her tenure, the News Assistant will work with other NewsHour employees to produce graphic and other multimedia content for the NewsHour’s website and social media pages. This person will also work with NewsHour staff and their research partners to develop innovative ways to improve adults’ statistical literacy through journalism. Multimedia products will include social videos, gifs, and Instagram stories and more.

News Assistants will also have the opportunity to attend a series of breakfasts with various members of our organization — including correspondents, producers, and reporters — and have the opportunity to research, interview, and write for the PBS NewsHour’s website. They are also responsible for occasional support staff duties.


  • Proven ability to be innovative and think creatively
  • Graphic design, motion graphics, animation or video editing experience
  • Experience with design software
  • Interest in mathematics or data journalism a plus
  • Familiarity with a range of social media platforms
  • Strong work ethic and effective time management
  • Excellent research skills


  • Bachelor’s degree


Job Location: 
Arlington, VA
United States
Job Category: 
Graphic Design
Monday, November 25, 2019
Job Type: 
Full time
Send Application Materials To: 

Please include a cover letter, resume, and clips and/or creative content samples to be considered.

Cover Letters can be addressed to:

Gretchen Frazee
Deputy Digital Editor

PBS NewsHour is a wholly-owned, non-profit subsidiary of WETA. To apply online, please click here to be directed to the careers page at WETA. To confirm that a WETA or PBS NewsHour job posting is under recruitment, please visit our websites for our current job postings list: and

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