Digital Engagement Editor

PBS NewsHour
Washington D.C.
Oct 04, 2019
Metro Area
Full Time


You’ll expand NewsHour’s use of social media storytelling with exclusive social content produced in and around Washington. You’ll manage live, breaking, current events on Twitter, Facebook LIVE, and Instagram TV and engage in daily news and long-term projects on various social platforms. We’ll look to you for the latest in social media tools and techniques and track/communicate social performance and engagement metrics to internal staff. You’ll also work with external partners on social media partnerships and sharing.


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 pitch creative ideas for Washington based stories that are exclusive to social. You are quick to learn the newest tools and techniques in social media and how to best use each platform. You’ve created strong relationships with other PBS member stations, PBS, and WETA colleagues, which translates into social media partnerships and sharing. Your hard work culminates as increased positive engagement with current viewers and attracting new ones to our social channels.


  • 3-5 years of professional experience reporting/producing and managing social platforms.
  • A deep curiosity about the evolution of social media in the news industry.
  • A desire to be at the forefront of social engagement and innovation.
  • An interest in news and being well informed on a wide range of areas including politics, economics, foreign affairs, arts, health, science, and education.


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

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