WETA- Science and Social Media News Assistant

Science and Social Media News Assistant

WETA- Arlington, VA


PBS NewsHour is looking for creative thinkers with visionary ideas on how to tell science stories using social media. During their tenure, News Assistants will be involved in creating social media and other online content for the~NewsHour’s~science team. This includes pitching ideas, assisting in story research and development and producing original content for the~NewsHour’s~website and social media platforms. News Assistants will be encouraged to explore existing and emerging digital platforms with the purpose of telling stories in new and innovative ways. News Assistants will also have the opportunity to attend a series of breakfasts with various members of our organization — including correspondents, producers, and reporters — and have the opportunity to research, interview, and write for the~NewsHour‘s Rundown blog. They are also responsible for support staff duties.


Qualified applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree, strong work ethic, effective~time management and excellent writing and research skills. Also, they should be familiar with a range of social media platforms, interest in online and/or science journalism and an interest in telling stories using design and graphics. Graphic design, motion graphics, animation or video editing experience, and training in physical, biological or computer sciences a plus

The~Science and Social Media News~Assistant position pays $13 an hour with overtime eligibility. Additionally, this position is eligible for our 403(b) retirement plan~and medical benefits.

To apply through our online application, please~click here~to be directed to the careers page at WETA. Please include a cover letter, resume, and clips and/or creative content work samples to be considered.

Cover Letters can be addressed to:

Julia Griffin

Producer, Science Unit/NewsHour Shares

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.


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