Deputy News Editor, Digital, PBS NewsHour
Reports to: Managing Editor
ABOUT THE ROLE
As our Deputy News Editor, Digital, you’ll be a leader on breaking and day-of news coverage for our website. You’ll be tapped into breaking, develop, and trending news and, in coordination with the Senior News Editor, managing break news on our website and other platforms. You’ll be responsible for managing and coordinating a small team of reporters, their schedules, assignments, and deadlines.
YOUR FIRST 90 DAYS
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’ll contribute to enterprising and breaking news, features, and analysis reporting for the website starting on day one, and by day 30 you can expect to see your bylines on a variety of digital platforms.
WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE
You are regularly contributing to both breaking and longer-form, in-depth news reporting. You bring a vibrancy and terrific ideas to pitch meetings. Your demonstrated passion for knowing the ideal way to produce content and ability to seamlessly jump from project to project will enable you to flourish and experiment with the look and feel of digital news. You’ve developed trust with executive leadership. And you have grown your own skills and can point to evidence in your improved reporting.
WHAT YOU’LL BRING
- Strong news judgement, reporting, writing, and copy-editing skills.
- Working knowledge of AP style.
- Strong collaborative skills with ability to develop strong relationships across departments, as well as mentor less-experienced colleagues.
- Ability to balance and manage multiple priorities on daily, weekly, and long-term schedules.
- Effective communication and proven leadership skills.
- Bachelor’s degree in journalism, or related field; 3-5 years’ experience covering daily news online; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
WHAT WE OFFER
- Comprehensive and competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
- Generous 403(B) employer match
- Holiday and paid leave programs
- Tuition reimbursement
ABOUT THE PBS NEWSHOUR
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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