Digital Reporter, Politics (Grant)

Employer
PBS NewsHour
Location
Washington D.C.
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
Oct 18, 2019
Metro Area
Washington
Duration
Full Time

ABOUT THE ROLE

You’ll be pitching and creating compelling news and feature content for the NewsHour’s webpage. Working with our broadcast politics team, you’ll be in the newsroom and on the campaign trail to develop your story. While most of your work will be reporting on politics, you will also do some general assignment reporting.

NOTE: This is a full time, but temporary position with an anticipated end date of on or about February 28, 2021.

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. 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.

WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE

You are regularly contributing to both breaking and longer-form, in-depth news reporting. You bring a vibrancy and terrific ideas to pitch meetings. Your demonstrated passion for knowing the ideal way to produce content and ability to seamlessly jump from project to project will enable you to flourish and experiment with the look and feel of digital news.  You’ve developed trust with executive leadership. And you have grown your own skills and can point to evidence in your improved reporting.

WHAT YOU’LL BRING

  • Superior writing skills under deadline pressure.
  • Strong knowledge of politics.
  • Flexibility to work with a team, but also able to work on your own.
  • Exceptional project planning and attention to detail.


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

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.

PBS NewsHour is a wholly-owned, non-profit subsidiary of WETA. To apply online, 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: 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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