Production Assistant, Marketing, PBS NewsHour

Full-time, Regular

Reports to: Senior Director, Brand Strategy and Communications


As our Production Assistant, Marketing, you’ll manage our marketing assets (including brand and talent sizzle reels), promos, funding decks and presentations. You’ll have your hands in production work as well, from editing video to acquiring and logging footage to researching and fulfilling video requests. Looking for a position where you can be creative? We welcome new and creative ideas, based on what you’ve found through research of marketing trends and opportunities. You’ll work with a wide variety of staff - from our senior editorial team to our fundraising teams and other senior staff.


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. You’ll be diversifying our portfolio of assets while continuing to better understand how we stand out among a competitive media landscape.


You’ve brought new and exciting ideas for our marketing assets that get to the heart of the PBS NewsHour, highlighting the work we’ve done, and what we can do. Your work also has helped us partner with new funders, increasing our impact.


  • Introductory experience with broadcast and online journalism, including writing and editing; college degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced newsroom setting.
  • Excellent skills in graphics and oral/written communication, with careful attention to detail.
  • High level of organizational, project planning, and follow-through, presentation and time management skills.


  • Comprehensive and competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
  • Generous 403(B) employer match
  • 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.