Associate Producer, National Affairs - PBS NewsHour

Full-time, Regular

Reports to: Senior Producer and National Affairs Editor


As our Associate Producer, National Affairs PBS NewsHour’s you will be responsible for assisting with studio and field production, setting up stories, and assisting the beat with other requests as necessary.


You are regularly contributing to both breaking and longer-form, in-depth news reporting. You bring a vibrancy and terrific ideas to pitch meetings. You are producing excellent interviews, developing story ideas for the short and long-term, talking to sources and executing efficiently on tight deadlines. You get kudos from not only your immediate team, but from others throughout the organization. You’ve developed trust with executive leadership, and have grown your own skills and can point to evidence in your improved reporting.


You’re able to find good guests who are knowledgeable with a compelling presence on air. You are able to work with professional editors to locate video assets that help convey the story, finding good interviews, identifying video elements for tape packages and produced interviews. You are working with on-air correspondents on the research and reporting they need, collaborating well with the National Affairs Team and other units at the program. You're developing beats that you follow and getting word of stories that need to be covered.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience working in journalism, preferably for a national outlet.
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Some experience using nonlinear editing software including Premier, AVID, or Final Cut.

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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