April 26, 2009

Entry-level journalism jobs @ PBS

PBS, a non-profit public broadcasting service with 354 member TV stations in the U.S., is offering entry-level desk assistant positions for its NewsHour program. The six-month-long positions are based in the Washington, D.C. area. Here are more details:
  • Online journalists: A desk assistant is needed to help with the daily production of the NewsHour's Web site, The Online NewsHour. Duties include: Organizing and distributing show transcripts and viewer mail; encoding transcripts into HTML; updating Web site indexes; digitizing audio; assisting the editorial and production staff with special projects. Rolling deadline. Apply online.
  • Broadcast journalists: The DAs are exposed to all aspects involved in producing a nightly television news program. This position is divided into rotations among the different units that compose the NewsHour. The DAs also act as support staff for Senior Producers, Associate Producers and Reporters and Production Assistants. Apply online by May 1.
  • Education Journalist: A desk assistant is needed to help produce the NewsHour's Web site for students and teachers, NewsHour Extra. Duties include: Writing news for a 10-grade audience; using Dreamweaver to produce stories for high school students and lesson plans for teach; updating story archives; processing photos and writing captions in Photoshop; help with writing and producing the "Daily Buzz"; assisting the editorial and production staff with special projects, such as Newz Crew, an Online Dialogue about current events. Rolling deadline. Fax resume to (703) 824-6592 or e-mail to lclapman[at]newshour.org.
Location: Arlington, Virginia

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