News Assistant

Posted On: February 19, 2019

Journalism Job

Media Organization: PBS NewsHour

Company Description

For more than 40 years, millions of Americans and citizens of the world have turned to the PBS NewsHour for the solid, reliable reporting that has made it one of the most trusted news programs on television.

Job Description

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 and may have the opportunity to rotate through any, or all of the following areas:

• Field Shoots
• Research
• Logging
• Newsdesk
• Online

Full-Time, Non-Exempt, 1 year. The application deadline is April 1, 2019.
Anticipated start Summer 2019.


• Researching stories and potential interview subjects.
• Assisting producers on field shoots.
• Completing general duties associated with the newsdesk.
• Logging video feeds.
• Contributing to digital content and online post-production.
• Perform related special projects or other duties as assigned.


• Excellent writing and research skills.
• Demonstrated interest in journalism and/or television production.
• Professional phone manner and solid administrative skills.
• Strong work ethic and effective time management.
• Knowledge of PBS NewsHour‘s journalistic style.


• Bachelor’s degree.
• Prior experience in a broadcast news setting preferred.
• Or equivalent combination of education and experience.

To Apply

PBS NewsHour is a wholly-owned, non-profit subsidiary of WETA. For a full job description or to apply through our online application, please visit to be directed to the careers page at WETA. To confirm that a WETA or PBS NewsHour job posting is under recruitment, please visit our websites for our current job postings list: and

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