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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.

ABOUT THE ROLE

As the Production Associate, General Assignment (PA) you will work with a wide range of teams, providing a diverse range of services. You’ll assist your immediate teammates and other producers with creating informative broadcast stories and engaging online content. While you’ll be focused on political stories, we’ll have you work on other topics as well.

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, while being exposed to executives through participation in editorial planning meetings. You’ll contribute to enterprising and breaking news, features, and analysis 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.

WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE

Producers look to you for your news judgement and tenacity to take a story to the next level. You are regularly contributing to news reporting. You bring a vibrancy and terrific ideas to the team. You get kudos from not only your immediate team, but from others throughout the organization for your ability to connect as well as to get the job done. And you have grown your own skills and can point to evidence in your improved reporting.

WHAT YOU’LL BRING

You possess:

  • The ability to keep multiple requests organized, delivered on time, and ensure the highest quality.
  • Impeccable writing skills.
  • Ability to nimbly navigate interactions with a wide variety of colleagues, guests, and story characters, and changing assignments under deadline pressures.
  • The ability to construct compelling narratives in a variety of formats including traditional, social, and video.
  • The relentlessness needed to chase down a story over days, weeks, or months.
  • Introductory experience in broadcast and online journalism. Writing/editing/shooting experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.


WHAT WE OFFER

  • Comprehensive and competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
  • Generous 403(B) employer match
  • Free parking
  • Holiday and paid leave programs
  • Tuition reimbursement
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Job Location: 
Washington, DC
United States
Job Category: 
Production/Programming
Job Type: 
Full time
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