Editorial Producer, Washington Week, Weekend NewsHour
Reports to: Senior Editorial Producer
ABOUT THE ROLE
As our Editorial Producer, you’ll pitch guest ideas for NewsHour broadcasts and guests to join the Washington Week roundtable. You’ll pre-interview guests to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses for television appearances, and as needed, produce guests from the field and on location. Working with our anchors, you’ll help with the question flow and focus of conversations to ensure well-paced, informative discussions.
This position requires weekend work.
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 learn our fast-paced work style while establishing key relationships with colleagues.
WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE
Your strong editorial judgment and a broad knowledge of current events and news will be invaluable to the team. Your ability to work effectively in a fast-paced newsroom setting will enable you to adjust smoothly to changing assignments under deadline pressure.
WHAT YOU’LL BRING
- Experience working in a broadcast setting with live control room and production of video.
- Excellent organizational, project planning and follow-through, presentation and time management skills.
- Experience and interest in covering politics and government at a national level.
- Ability to multi-task and juggle multiple deadlines; experience working in a fast-paced environment with responsibilities that change by the hour.
- College degree in journalism, political science, or related field; minimum three (3) years’ experience producing original news content (preferably for a national outlet); or equivalent combination of education and experience.
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.
WHAT WE OFFER
- Comprehensive and competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
- Generous 403(B) employer match
- Free parking
- Holiday and paid leave programs
- Competitive parental leave program
- 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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