Youth Media Producer, Student Reporting Labs
Reports to: Senior Director, Student Reporting Labs
ABOUT THE ROLE
We are seeking a talented and hard-working Youth Media Producer (YMP) who is passionate about video production, youth development, journalism, and creating opportunities for middle and high school students to produce meaningful content that inspires, educates, and informs. You’ll be responsible for managing a portfolio of 30 schools and working with teachers and students throughout the school year on the production of original youth-driven news stories. This is a unique challenge and opportunity to produce youth-focused stories about the major issues facing the country while coaching student journalists. You will also work with the Student Reporting Labs (SRL) team on special projects and content initiatives for young people in public media. This position is ideal for a talented media professional who is looking for an innovative team and the confidence and skills to contribute in meaningful ways, big and small.
YOUR FIRST 90 DAYS
You will level up your SRL knowledge by meeting with our team of youth media producers on a regular basis. You will also develop strong relationships with the students and educators in your portfolio and start to identify story ideas for larger content initiatives.
WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE
You will quickly adapt to working in a remote environment and seamlessly use different digital communication tools to connect with colleagues across the country. You understand the importance of working collaboratively to achieve a desired goal and will familiarize yourself with our mission, work, educational resources and survey other YMPs to learn our production priorities.
WHAT YOU’LL BRING
- College degree in film, journalism, communication, or related field; five plus years’ experience producing journalism, or education content (STEM or science journalism is a plus); or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience coaching and/or mentoring and contributing to a positive team culture.
- Proven ability to shoot and edit broadcast quality video; impeccable writing skills.
- Highly proficient in entire Adobe Creative Suite
- Excellent organizational, project planning, presentation and time management skills with careful attention to detail.
- Ability to work effectively in an education department that consistently works with leaders and producers in a fast-paced newsroom setting.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
WHAT WE OFFER
- Comprehensive and competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
- Work/life understanding and flexibility
- Generous 403(B) employer match
- Holiday and paid leave programs
- 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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