Producer, General Assignment

PBS NewsHour
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 14

Position description

The Producer, General Assignment will manage and plan production and delivery of high quality, innovative content on a wide variety of topics both on television and online for the PBS NewsHour in collaboration with senior production team and Executive Producer. 


  • Manage, plan and produce news and feature content for nightly broadcast and digital associated platforms.
  • Generate story ideas.
  • Research and arrange interviews.
  • Coordinate and field produce shoots.
  • Conduct occasional on-camera interviews.
  • Acquire, screen, and log footage.
  • Oversee editing of stories for air.
  • Contribute and support production of online content.
  • Perform related special projects or other duties as assigned.


  • Demonstrated knowledge in national and international news production management for daily, 24/7 or weekly television and digital outlets, including breaking news and feature story telling.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the field and in studio production of news, preferably for a daily, 24/7 or weekly outlet.
  • Exceptional creative, verbal and writing skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of broadcast video production.
  • Shooting and non-linear editing experience is a plus.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced setting and adjust smoothly to changing assignments.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use content management systems and web publishing.
  • Ability to work closely with colleagues in a collaborative manner under deadline.
  • Excellent organizational, project planning, presentation and time management skills with careful attention to detail.
  • Ability to interact with a wide variety of people using diplomacy, tact and discretion.


  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field.
  • Minimum of four (4) years’ experience working in broadcast journalism, preferably for a national outlet.
  • Or equivalent combination of training and experience.

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