Executive Producer, Washington Week and Weekend NewsHour

Full-time, Regular

Reports to: Senior Executive Producer


As the Executive Producer for our two weekend programs, you will supervise editorial and production of the weekly analysis program Washington Week, and the Saturday and Sunday, 30-minute editions of PBS NewsHour Weekend. You will also participate in producing daily and special event coverage with NewsHour Productions. Your successful track record supervising teams will ensure careful coordination of Wednesday-Sunday staff/resources and communications inside of the newly expanding seven-day a week newsroom.


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 supervise the live control room and begin to manage both broadcasts from planning through live production including personnel, budget, coordinated workflow, maintaining standards for editorial and maximizing resources and opportunities for meaningful journalism.


You’re working closely with Senior Executive Producer to hone our vision for evolution, efficient workflows and growth of both broadcasts as they join the NewsHour Productions team in 2022. You’ve built strong working relationships with not only your broadcast colleagues, but Digital leadership as well. Your ability to work closely with the Digital leadership regarding weekend digital team and production of associated digital and social content around those programs will be invaluable.


  • 10 + years of experience in a variety of newsroom roles with an emphasis on recent senior leadership and management experience; bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with both day of air news production including breaking news circumstances, and longer form analysis and feature programming.
  • Experience hiring and managing news personnel in various positions.

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
  • 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.

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