News Assistant, Politics

WETA | Arlington, Virginia

Background

The News Assistant program is designed to give recent college graduates practical experience in a broadcast news setting. 

Job Summary

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • 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.

How to Apply

For a full job description or to apply through our online application, please click here 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: www.weta.org and www.pbs.org/newshour/.

 

 

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