Posted On: June 5, 2017
Media Organization: WETA/PBS NewsHour
Founded in 1961, WETA is the leading public broadcasting station in the nation’s capital, serving Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia with educational, cultural, news and public affairs programs and services.
WETA's mission is to produce and broadcast programs of intellectual integrity and cultural merit that recognize viewers' and listeners' intelligence, curiosity and interest in the world around them.
The News Assistant program is designed to give recent college graduates practical experience in a broadcast news setting. During their tenure, News Assistants are exposed to many aspects of producing a nightly television news program. Over the course of the program, the News Assistant may have the opportunity to rotate through any or all of the areas of field shoots, research, logging, newsdesk, and online.