Digital Reporter, General Assignment, PBS NewsHour

Full-time, Regular

Reports to: Senior News Editor, Digital


You’ll be responding to news in real time by managing wire copy and working alongside our video team to stream news events. You will also pitch, report and write original stories for our website and collaborate with social and video teams to package reporting for other platforms.


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 newsroom leaders 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.


You are regularly contributing to both breaking and longer-form, in-depth news reporting. You bring vibrancy and terrific ideas to pitch meetings. Your work is acknowledged by not only your immediate team, but from the organization more broadly. You’ve developed trust with leadership. And you have grown your own skills and can point to evidence in your improved reporting.


  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to construct compelling narratives in written posts, social media, and video scripts.
  • A knack for pitching irresistible stories.
  • Ability to understand complicated subjects and interpret them for all the online platforms.
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or other related field; minimum 3 years’ experience in journalism; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


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

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.


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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