Job Description:

Senior Producer, PBS NewsHour West

Full-time, Regular

Reports to: Senior VP and Executive Producer, PBS NewsHour




You’ll lead our PBS NewsHour West broadcast feed and team, while also being a regular content contributor to the national program and its associated social and digital platforms. As the Senior Producer, you’ll manage and guide the West team day-to-day, inspiring highest quality journalism and a positive, collaborative work environment. Additionally, you will be the lynchpin of the West bureau with media partners, including other public media outlets, and the ASU Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. From an editorial perspective, you’ll ensure the content produced by PBS NewsHour West matches the integrity and commitment to excellence of the home newsroom.




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 learn our fast-paced work style while establishing key relationships with colleagues. Your new perspective will bring fresh ideas to management and editorial meetings. 




Under your leadership, the West bureau has continued to function smoothly with nightly news updates. You’re managing stories from pitch to delivery from your team. During senior leadership planning meetings, you take an active part in helping set broadcast and digital editorial priorities. You’ve spearheaded successful new media partnerships and received positive feedback from partners.




• Extensive experience reporting and producing meaningful news stories from the field for a major national outlet.

• Experience in management of a major news broadcast and/or digital news outlet.

• Minimum 10+ years of broadcast and/or journalism experience, preferably for a national news outlet, with an emphasis on hard news. 

• Live broadcast studio production experience required.




• Comprehensive and competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance plans

• Generous 403(B) employer match

• 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: 
Arlington, VA
United States
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Job Type: 
Full time
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