Video Production Assistant, Digital, Washington Week, NewsHour Weekend

Full-time, Regular

Reports to: Senior Coordinator, Digital Video


As our Video Production Assistant, you’ll be responsible for the management and publishing of all broadcast media to the PBS NewsHour and Washington Week websites on weekend and select work week evenings. You’ll also produce livestream event coverage and will be responsible for a wide range of writing, reporting, research, editing and producing services.

This position works on an afternoon to evening schedule Thursday to Monday (subject to change) and will require flexibility to work extended or shifted hours when needed.


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’re independently overseeing the processing and posting of the PBS NewsHour, PBS NewsHour weekend and Washington Week broadcasts for online use. You’re regularly live streaming breaking news video on social platforms and our website. You’re pitching and producing NewsHour digital video products within our editorial guidelines and graphics style. You’ve demonstrated that during breaking news situations and special events, you can be counted on to quickly produce video content optimized for digital platforms. As needed, we’ll also ask you to assist in testing emerging software related to digital video production and help shoot video in studio and in the field.


  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced newsroom setting.
  • Multimedia production skills and knowledge of multiple media formats and platforms. Camera skills and audio-visual technology proficiency a plus.
  • Availability to work a non-standard or extended work schedule at times with little or no notice.
  • Interest in daily journalism and/or longer-form journalism and a basic working knowledge of an interest in current events, major governmental and political institutions, history, and foreign affairs.
  • College degree in journalism, communications, or a related field; introductory experience with broadcast and online journalism; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Comprehensive and competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
  • Generous 403(B) employer match
  • Holiday and paid leave programs
  • Tuition reimbursement

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.


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.