Producer, General Assignment - PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour

Washington, District of Columbia

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Date Posted January 14, 2022
Industry Other
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Job Status Full-time
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Producer, General Assignment – PBS NewsHour

Full-time, Regular

Reports to: Senior Producer, Field Segments


As our Producer, General Assignment will research, budget and produce high quality, innovative content on a wide variety of topics both on television and online for the PBS NewsHour Weekend. You will collaborate with the senior production team and Executive Producer. You will also be a mentor to more junior producers and help them bring their skills to the next level.


You will get up to speed on all the show’s main infrastructure: how to book talk segments, produce and write short day-of-air tape pieces. You will shadow a general assignment producer on at least one field package to learn our pitch to air process.


You are regularly contributing to both features and 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. You’ve developed trust with executive leadership. You have grown your own skills and those of junior producers, and can point to evidence in the team’s improved reporting. You’ve consistently produced at least two pieces per month (more if they are arts related).


Proof of full dosage of a COVID-19 vaccination is required for all positions that will be working onsite or may reasonably or occasionally be called to work onsite.



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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