Sr Coordinating Broadcast Producer, Washington Week, Weekend NewsHour

Full-time, Regular

Reports to: Executive Producer, Washington Week, Weekend NewsHour


As our Sr Coordinating Broadcast Producer, Washington Week, Weekend NewsHour, you’ll manage the smooth and timely execution of elements needed by the control room of the Friday night live news and public affairs program, Washington Week (WW), as well as the live broadcast of the Weekend NewsHour on Saturdays and Sundays. You’ll manage scripts, broadcast elements and all related factors from early planning, through the live broadcast. During your weekday shifts, you’ll work with the broadcast team on the weekday PBS NewsHour broadcast.

The regular schedule for this role will be Wednesday through Sunday.


You will familiarize yourself with the hour to hour functions of the broadcast production schedule. You will work immediately on communicating clearly across the newsroom and control room to emphasize your role as a key driver of the broadcast. You will communicate with the Executive Producer and anchor and senior team about the tone and style of the writing of pages. You will look for opportunities to adjust or improve our daily broadcast workflow and coordination with digital. You will get to know your direct reports and lead efforts at recruitment for any openings.


Not only will you master the daily production of the broadcast, but you will bring fresh insight into how we might adjust or improve our workflow. You will gain the respect and trust of full staff, in the studio and control room, in the field and throughout the newsroom. You will gain the respect and trust of the News Assistants and fellows program and play a key role in recruiting and mentoring. You will bring editorial ideas and suggestions to meetings for the kinds of stories we should cover on the NewsHour and how to execute them with our resources.


  • 10 years of experience in a variety of newsroom roles. Experience with a national news outlet is a plus.
  • Experience field producing a variety of stories, day of air news production in breaking news circumstances, writing, and/or video and social production for digital news platforms.
  • Experience managing staff.
  • Ability to communicate with colleagues in various positions and levels effectively.

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.

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.