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.


The Senior Content Producer assists with managing, planning and overseeing nightly news content for the broadcast, along with special events. This position will have a focus on politics, specifically the 2020 election. You’ll work with the Senior Politics Producer to plan news coverage of the White House, Congress, and 2020 election. Additionally, you’ll work closely with the Executive Producer and other senior staff to grow NewsHour content and relationships with media partners. You’ll also be helping develop staff, taking their journalism skills to the next level.


You’ll get to know 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 are regularly contributing fresh ideas for the broadcast and have quickly gained the trust of not only the Executive Producer, but also other Senior Producers. 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. You’ve made a positive impact on the broadcast and the staff.


You possess:

  • Live control room experience, under tight deadlines and high pressure.
  • Enthusiasm for the news and commitment to the highest editorial standards.
  • A desire to be engaged with staff and a team player.
  • Understanding of what it takes to build partnerships across departments.
  • At least ten years of experience, with increasing responsibly, along with at least 5 years’ experience supervising and mentoring other journalists.
  • Bachelor’s degree 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



Job Location: 
Arlington, VA
United States
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Full time
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