News Assistant, Politics

PBS NewsHour
  • Location
    Arlington, Virginia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Feb 12

Position 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. Over the course of the program, the Politics News Assistant may assist the Politics team with research, pre-interviews, guest booking, transcriptions, field shoots and tape production.

Anticipated start Summer 2018


  • Researching stories and potential interview subjects.
  • Pre-interviewing potential guests.
  • Booking guests for daily show production.
  • Accompanying producers on field shoots.
  • Assisting producers with tape production in the edit room.
  • 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.

Application instructions

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