Producer, Digital Video Politics

PBS NewsHour, Washington, District of Columbia

Date Posted September 06, 2019
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable

Description:

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 Producer you will develop, produce and edit original video content designed and optimized for PBS NewsHour’s social, mobile and digital platforms. You will primarily be focused on politics, with the occasional general assignment story. Working closely with digital newsroom leadership and the audience development team, you will create standalone content addressing issues and events pertinent to the 2020 election cycle. You will work to ensure content maintains highest journalistic integrity and sensitivity, while growing the reach and the following for the PBS NewsHour. This is an exciting time to join our award-winning team as we gear up to cover the election!

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

You possess:

WHAT WE OFFER

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: www.weta.org and www.pbs.org/newshour/.

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