Production Assistant, Digital Video

PBS NewsHour
Washington, DC
Sep 06, 2019
Metro Area
Full Time


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.


As our Digital Video Production Assistant your work day will begin in the afternoon. You’ll collaborate with the digital and editorial newsroom to coordinate and publish all broadcast media to the PBS NewsHour’s website each evening. Your previous experience researching technology, video editing, and web publishing will help you hit the ground running. You’ll help us identify and implement new technology and workflows. Together, we’ll break new ground in live streaming special events. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who enjoys working behind the scenes with a team and independently, while piecing together important details of our daily news routine. You’ll help construct the framework to build out and reach new audiences as you work to become a digital expert in areas of engagement. Come join our award winning team and work among the leaders of our industry.


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. You’ll contribute to enterprising and breaking news, features, and analysis reporting for the website starting on day one, and by day 30 you can expect to see your bylines on a variety of digital platforms.


You are regularly contributing to both breaking and longer-form, in-depth news reporting. You bring a vibrancy and terrific ideas to pitch meetings. You get kudos from not only your immediate team, but from others throughout the organization for your ability to connect as well as to get the job done. You’ve developed trust with executive leadership. And you have grown your own skills and can point to evidence in your improved reporting.


You possess:

  • Excellent communications skills (oral and written).
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced newsroom, smoothly adjusting to changing assignments.
  • Introductory experience with broadcast and digital journalism.
  • College degree in journalism, communications, or a related field. Or, a combination of education and experience.


  • 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. To apply through our online application, please click here 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: and

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.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs