Publicist

3 days left

Employer
PBS NewsHour
Location
Washington D.C.
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
May 23, 2019
Metro Area
Washington
Duration
Full Time

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.

ABOUT THE ROLE

As the publicist for the NewsHour, you’ll be responsible for coordinating a wide range of public relations related activities. You’ll be developing and executing outreach to a variety of audiences and helping to build awareness of NewsHour and correspondent/reporter activities.

YOUR FIRST 90 DAYS

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 establish key relationships with your peers, while being exposed to executives through participation in editorial planning meetings.

WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE

You’re creating exciting press releasing and bringing more attention to the great work NewsHour is doing. You’ve not only helped us increase the number of awards we submit pieces for, but also have helped craft submissions that lead to us winning awards. You’re able to produce high quality work and your supervisor has complete trust in your abilities. You think outside the box and aren’t afraid to make suggestions.

WHAT YOU’LL BRING

You possess:

  • A high level of accuracy in your work and attention to detail.
  • Success working with different types of digital media.
  • A love of news and are well-informed on a wide range of areas.
  • A need to continue developing and learn new skills.
  • The ability to work independently.


WHAT WE OFFER

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

PBS NewsHour is a wholly-owned, non-profit subsidiary of WETA. For a full job description or to apply through our online application, please visit the link provided to be directed to the careers page at WETA. To confirm that a WETA or PBS NewsHour job posting is under recruitment, please visit our websites for our current job postings list: www.weta.org and www.pbs.org/newshour/.

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.

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