Production Assistant, Online, PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour

Washington, District of Columbia

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Date Posted July 09, 2021
Industry Other
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Production Assistant, Online, PBS NewsHour

Full-time, Regular

Reports to: Senior Coordinator, Digital Video


As our Production Assistant, Online, you’ll be responsible for the management and publishing of all media for the nightly update to the PBS NewsHour’s website. You’ll also produce livestream event coverage and will be responsible for a wide range of writing, reporting, research, editing, and producing services.

This position works on an afternoon/evening schedule with extended hours at times with little or no notice.


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 learn our fast-paced work style while establishing key relationships with colleagues.


You’re independently overseeing the processing and posting of the PBS NewsHour broadcast for online use. You’re regularly live streaming breaking news video on social platforms and our website. You’re pitching and producing NewsHour digital video products within our editorial guidelines and graphics style. You’ve demonstrated that during breaking news situations and special events, you can be counted on to quickly produce video content optimized for digital platforms. As needed, we’ll also ask you to assist in testing emerging software related to digital video production and help shoot video in studio and in the field.





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.

We know there are great candidates who may have skills we haven’t thought about.   If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. We also encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, LGBTQ+ people, veterans and people with disabilities. 

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