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 creating new relationships with potential funders and cultivating current ones. thinking of creative ways to secure new funding for PBS NewsHour. You’ll be working cross-department to ensure funding reports are accurate and submitted on time. We’ll also have you working with senior producers to help in the creation of forward-planned segments on a variety of subjects.


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 about our funders and strategize about how to approach new funders. You’ll be writing and submitting proposals and helping with segments for the broadcast.


You bring a vibrancy and terrific ideas to meetings. You’ve connected with not only your team, but with others throughout the organization and are commended for your ability to build relationships as well as to get the job done. You’ve secured funding for the NewsHour and have a great rapport with funders.


You possess:

  • A track record of submitting winning proposals.
  • The emotional intelligence to interact with a wide variety of people.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work alone, but also work with teammates when needed.
  • Knowledge of current events.


  • 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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