Job Description:

Gwen Ifill Washington Week Fellow

Position not to exceed 5 months; Stipend of $3,000/month (minus applicable taxes and withholdings)

Reports to: Senior Producer, Washington Week

Start date: December 2021

Do you have a passion for journalism, new media and public television?  The Gwen Ifill Washington Week Fellowship for emerging journalists is where you can gain hands-on, real-world experience working on "Washington Week," the longest running news analysis program on PBS. 

In an average week, you can expect to:

  • Work as part of the producing team to create the weekly show.
  • Collaborate with the Moderator and Senior Producer to research national/international news stories, gather video elements, monitor and log live news events.
  • Produce video, sound, and graphic elements for the broadcast, social media and website.
  • Update program website.
  • Contribute to the show’s social media outreach.

What success looks like:

  • After 60 days, you’ll know and understand our workflows and have built relationships with colleagues outside of the department and know our editorial style.
  • After 120 days, you’ll be bringing new and vibrant ideas to pitch meetings and then executing on those ideas.

You must have:

  • Ability to work remotely and a flexible schedule (i.e. some weekend work).
  • Knowledge of television news and video production, including familiarity with AVID, Final Cut and/or Adobe Premier editing, digital shooting and Photoshop.
  • Sound editorial judgement, solid broadcast writing skills and careful attention to detail.
  • College degree, with a major in journalism, digital media, communication, history, or political science preferred.

You should have:

  • Basic knowledge of HTML/CSS, Drupal, or familiarity with other CMS is helpful.
  • Keen interest and broad knowledge of national and world events, politics, and history.
  • Background in web production is helpful.

For consideration, please include a cover letter, resume, contact information for three professional references, and a sample of your work (writing, video production, or web-content).

Proof of full dosage of a COVID-19 vaccination is required for all positions that will be working onsite, or may reasonably or occasionally be called to work onsite.


About us:

Founded in 1961, WETA is Washington, DC’s leading public broadcasting station. As a PBS and NPR member, we not only serve the DC metro area with our local programming and classical radio station, but also the nation with Washington WeekPBS NewsHour, and our partnerships with Ken Burns and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Our staff comes from very diverse backgrounds, but we all have one thing in common; we believe in our mission and the service we provide to the public.

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. 

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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.



Job Location: 
Arlington, VA
United States
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Job Type: 
Full time
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