Sr Coordinating Broadcast Producer, PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour

Washington, District of Columbia

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Date Posted October 01, 2021
Industry Other
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Job Status Full-time
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Sr Coordinating Broadcast Producer, PBS NewsHour

Full-time, Regular

Reports to: Senior Managing Producer



As our Sr Coordinating Broadcast Producer, you’ll manage the smooth and timely execution of the nightly broadcast and break news specials, from early planning through the final credits. You’ll communicate with the staff around any adjustments and needs of the broadcast. In this role, you’ll be at the key intersection of our production and editorial teams, ensuring that the highest standards of both are met.



You will familiarize yourself with the hour to hour functions of the broadcast production schedule. You will work immediately on communicating clearly across the newsroom and control room to emphasize your role as a key driver of the broadcast. You will communicate with the Executive Producer and anchor and senior team about the tone and style of the writing of pages. You will look for opportunities to adjust or improve our daily broadcast workflow and coordination with digital. You will get to know your direct reports and lead efforts at recruitment for any openings.



Not only will you master the daily production of the broadcast, but you will bring fresh insight into how we might adjust or improve our workflow. You will gain the respect and trust of full staff, in the studio and control room, in the field and throughout the newsroom. You will gain the respect and trust of the News Assistants and fellows program and play a key role in recruiting and mentoring. You will bring editorial ideas and suggestions to meetings for the kinds of stories we should cover on the NewsHour and how to execute them with our resources.







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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