Deputy Sr. Producer, PBS News Weekend and Washington Week

Full-time, Regular

Reports to: Executive Producer, PBS News Weekend


As our Deputy Senior Producer, you will report, produced and delivered broadcast segments for PBS News Weekend on a wide variety of newsworthy topics. In addition, you will role serve as the primary backup for three key leadership roles: the Coordinating Producer, News, Coordinating Line Producer and Digital Senior Editor. You will also assist in managing PBS News Weekend, Washington Week and PBS NewsHour’s editorial resources in the studio and in the field.


You will familiarize yourself with the daily functions of the broadcast production schedule. You will get up to speed on how to produce and write day-of-air and longer form tape pieces for the show. You will support the Executive Producer, anchor and senior team by script editing and overseeing show segments. You will train to be a substitute for the senior producers. You will look for opportunities to adjust or improve our daily broadcast workflow and coordination with digital.


Not only will you master the daily production of the broadcast, but you will bring fresh insight into how we might adjust or improve our workflow. You will gain the respect and trust of full staff, in the studio and control room, in the field and throughout the newsroom. You will bring editorial ideas and suggestions to meetings for the kinds of stories we should cover and how to execute them with our resources.


  • Produce and assists in the production of daily studio discussion segments.
  • Produce tape broadcast stories including:
  • All elements of pre-production research and editorial planning
  • Scripting and script supervision.
  • Field production as needed.
  • Editing and story assembly with editors
  • Minimum five years’ experience in journalism, both broadcast and digital experience, preferably at a national outlet

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.

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.