Publicist, PBS NewsHour at WETA Public Television in Arlington, Virginia

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Job Description:


Publicist, PBS NewsHour

Full-time, Regular

Reports to Senior Director, Brand Strategy & Communications


As our Publicist, you'll coordinate a wide range of public relations activities and projects, including promoting PBS NewsHour content to relevant organizations and media, writing press releases, assisting with event management, and managing award submissions, media databases and NewsHour's media tool kit.


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 learn our fast-paced work style while establishing key relationships with colleagues.


You're able to identify and secure high visibility promotional activity for our on-air talent with plenty of lead-time. You've increased our brand awareness through various channels, among various groups. Your assistance in coordinating on-air talent events, station visits and other NewsHour events is invaluable, as you think two steps ahead an always have a plan b.


  • Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy; an ability to self-edit.

  • Familiarity with AP style.

  • Ability to multi-task and juggle multiple deadlines; experience working in a fast-paced environment with responsibilities that change by the hour.

  • Well-informed in a wide range of topic areas including politics and public policy, the media industry, and digital media.


  • Comprehensive and competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance plans

  • Generous 403(B) employer match

  • Free parking

  • Holiday and paid leave programs

  • Tuition reimbursement


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.

We know there are great candidates who may have skills we haven't thought about. If that's you, don't hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. We also encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, LGBTQ+ people, veterans and people with disabilities.

WETA is an equal employment opportunity employer. WETA does not discriminate against employees or applications on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, genetic predisposition or carrier status, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.