Job Description:

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.


You’ll be a key staff member in ensuring that the department runs efficiently. You’ll use your problem-solving skills in a variety of areas: identifying production budget estimate discrepancies, analyzing data, and budget creation to name a few. You’ll also be able to step in and help the Production Controllers as necessary. This role will provide ample opportunity for you to use your skills, develop more, and grow within the company.


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 and key stakeholders. You’ll provide insight to budgetary issues and offer solutions.


Your supervisor regularly counts on you and the solutions you bring to the table. You bring a vibrancy and new ideas to meetings. 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 work product.


You possess:

  • Financial aptitude and proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Ability to not only perform, but excel in high pressure situations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Preferably, a familiarity with AVID INews and SchedulAll.


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