Director, Business Development, Licensing and Content Syndication

Full-time, Regular

Reports to: Executive Director, Media Resources


In this role, you’ll be responsible for maintaining and expanding the ancillary sales of PBS NewsHour and NewsHour Productions. You’ll spearhead the monetization of our archive through ancillary sales, syndication and repurposing. Experience in classic media sales isn’t required, but you must be an innovative thinker with a combined understanding of the ever-evolving media, education and content production ecospheres excel in this role. There are revenue goals which you will be able to meet by increasing sales levels and identifying new avenues for marketing our content.


You will learn NHP Media Resources processes and procedures, the depth of our archives, as well as gain a thorough understanding of our existing customers and develop new relationships.


Sustaining existing customer base, acquire new customers and improve sale renewal rates. Plus, identify and execute on 1-2 new product/market strategies.


  • Minimum 5 years business and management experience.
  • Knowledge of media landscape to help identify new markets.
  • Experience in media licensing and syndication.
  • Negotiation experience.
  • Ability to understand and predict client needs.

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
  • Holiday and paid leave programs
  • Competitive parental leave program.
  • 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.