Job Description:

News Assistant, Foreign Affairs

Washington, D.C.


The News Assistant program is designed to give recent college graduates practical experience in a broadcast news setting. During their tenure, News Assistants are exposed to all aspects of producing a nightly television news program. Over the course of the program, the Foreign Affairs News Assistant may assist the Foreign Affairs team with research, pre-interviews, guest booking, transcriptions, field shoots and tape production.



  • Excellent writing and research skills
  • Knowledge of PBS NewsHour’s journalistic style
  • Demonstrated interest in journalism and/or television production
  • Strong work ethic, effective time management, professional phone manner and solid administrative skills


WETA is an equal employment opportunity employer.  WETA does not discriminate against employees or applications on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, genetic predisposition or carrier status, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.

Job Location: 
Arlington, VA
United States
Job Category: 
Monday, April 16, 2018
Job Type: 
Full time
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