PBS NewsHour
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 23

Position description

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.


As the publicist for the NewsHour, you’ll be responsible for coordinating a wide range of public relations related activities. You’ll be developing and executing outreach to a variety of audiences and helping to build awareness of NewsHour and correspondent/reporter activities.


You’ll get to know your team and the wider organization, and how each group functions independently as well as part of the whole. You’ll establish key relationships with your peers, while being exposed to executives through participation in editorial planning meetings.


You’re creating exciting press releasing and bringing more attention to the great work NewsHour is doing. You’ve not only helped us increase the number of awards we submit pieces for, but also have helped craft submissions that lead to us winning awards. You’re able to produce high quality work and your supervisor has complete trust in your abilities. You think outside the box and aren’t afraid to make suggestions.


You possess:

  • A high level of accuracy in your work and attention to detail.
  • Success working with different types of digital media.
  • A love of news and are well-informed on a wide range of areas.
  • A need to continue developing and learn new skills.
  • The ability to work independently.


  • Comprehensive and competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
  • Generous 403(B) employer match
  • Free parking
  • Holiday and paid leave programs
  • Tuition reimbursement

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