Senior Editor, Digital

Washington, District of Columbia

Date Posted February 01, 2021
Industry Other
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Senior Editor, Digital

Full-time, Regular, Exempt

Reports to: Managing Editor


In this role, you’ll be part of the senior editorial team that oversees and manages reporting for and its associated platforms. You’ll supervisor a team of reports and work closely with the digital team, collaborating on strategy and development of digital content, projects and products. You also will work closely with the senior leadership of the PBS NewsHour broadcast to coordinate coverage and expand the audience reach across all potential platforms. This is a leadership position on an innovative digital team that is expanding and looking for a creative thinker with strong journalistic skills and editorial integrity.


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 identify future stories of likely interest to our existing and potential audience and coordinate our forward planning workflow, with an eye toward maximizing effective use of resources and creating distinctive, brand consistent content.


You bring a vibrancy and terrific ideas to pitch and senior leadership meetings. Your 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. You understand how to manage and develop staff and help them produce their best work.




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.

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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