Science and Social Media News Assistant

_Science & Social Media News Assistant Program_
Program duration: six-month term
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, we?re 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.
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
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.
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. 620e96066e9b419a8beec4a4d52121e1

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