Associate Line Producer - PBS NewsHour

Full-time, Regular, Exempt

Reports to: Senior Coordinating Broadcast Producer


As our Associate Line Producer, you will be primarily responsible for helping to oversee the daily script for the PBS NewsHour. You’ll write and edit copy and coordinate graphics elements for the show. Working with the Tape Producer, you’ll ensure all video elements are ready for playback. You’ll have the opportunity to produce stories for broadcast and digital and make editorial recommendations. Additionally, you will help manage the day to day operations of our News Assistant program.


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 bring a vibrancy and terrific ideas to pitch meetings. Your ability to seamlessly jump from project to project will enable you to flourish. You’ve developed trust with executive leadership. You’re known not only for your quality work product, but the positive impact you’ve had on the staff. And, you have grown your own skills and can point to evidence in your improved reporting.


  • Ability to write for television and a passion for video production.
  • Availability to work long hours on occasion, often with short notice.
  • Excellent understanding of news gathering standards.
  • Familiarity with nonlinear editing software is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree, two plus years’ experience in daily broadcast journalism, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Proof of full dosage of a COVID-19 vaccination is required for all positions that will be working onsite, or may reasonably or occasionally be called to work onsite.


  • Comprehensive and competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
  • Generous 403(B) employer match
  • Free parking
  • Holiday and paid leave programs
  • Tuition reimbursement


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.

We know there are great candidates who may have skills we haven’t thought about. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. We also encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, LGBTQ+ people, veterans and people with disabilities.

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