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DC Area – PBS NewsHour Seeking Recent College Grads for Science & Social Media News Assistant – ASAP – PAID

Science & Social Media News Assistant Program


Program duration: 1 year

Location: Arlington, Virginia


The Science & Social Media News Assistant program is designed to give recent college graduates practical experience in a digital newsroom setting. For this position, they are 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 the 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.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Proven ability to be innovative and think creatively
  • Demonstrated interest in telling stories using design and graphics
  • Familiarity with a range of social media platforms
  • Interest in online and/or science journalism
  • Graphic design, motion graphics, animation or video editing experience a plus
  • Training in physical, biological or computer sciences a plus
  • Strong work ethic and effective time management
  • Excellent writing and research skills

For more information and to apply, click here