Thank you for your interest in employment with WETA and the PBS NewsHour.

Approximately 350 full and part-time employees work in WETA's offices in Arlington, Virginia. Together, we broadcast compelling programs on WETA Television and Classical WETA 90.9 FM, produce a portfolio of national television productions, including the PBS NewsHour, and serve our community with education and outreach initiatives that contribute to our mission.

Our organization is made strong by a highly qualified, diverse and talented staff members who are vital to WETA’s future. WETA is one of the most dynamic and rewarding places to work in the Washington, D.C. area. We consider our employees to be our most valuable resource.

Applying to our open positions is easy!

Please choose from the list below to view WETA positions, with a specific list for PBS NewsHour openings.

WETA

  • Accounting Technician

    We’re looking to hire an Accounting Technician for our Finance Department. In this role, you’ll process accounts payable and keep accurate records of these transactions, provide vendor follow up, and general finance support.

  • Audience Services Representative

    We are looking to hire an Audience Services Representative. In this role, you’ll serve as the frontline customer service representative to WETA’s members, viewers and listeners. If you enjoy problem solving (like jigsaw puzzles), have some knowledge and appreciation of PBS programs, and are interested in a wide-array of current events, this position is for you.

  • Chief Technology Officer

    As our CTO you will be a key member of the senior management team and partner with senior leaders to design and implement a technology vision that is aligned with the interests of the business and ensures the full support for all operations as WETA leads in the digital world.

  • Coordinator, Planned Giving

    We’re looking to add a Planned Giving Coordinator to our team. In this role, you’ll assist with all aspects of implementing planned giving marketing campaigns and providing administrative support. We’ll look to you to qualify and fulfill requests for planned giving leads and assist with cultivating and stewarding new and existing legacy society members. You’ll interact with a wide variety of people, including our loyal donor segment.

  • Gwen Ifill Washington Week Fellow

    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.

  • Manager, Community Engagement

    We’re looking to hire a Manager for our Local Television Outreach department. You’ll be responsible for developing and executing education and outreach projects, events, programs, and activities that will add value to the community we serve and enhance WETA’s reputation. Also, you’ll work with your supervisor in the development and implementation of programs that will strengthen WETA as a relevant and essential community institution.

  • Production Workflow Architect and Post-production Manager

    We’re looking to hire a Production Workflow Architect and Post-Production Manager for our Engineering Department. In this role, you’ll gather information about production and post-production needs and research solutions. You’ll also be working with vendors and users to develop workflows that will be used cross-department and cross-platform. Your work will touch on all departments (Local TV, National Productions, and the PBS NewsHour) and range from solving specific problems for one production to charting the course for the next 5 years of technical solutions for post production and asset management.

PBS NewsHour

  • Associate Producer, National Affairs, PBS NewsHour

    You’ll use your expertise to assist with tape production and identifying the best way to tell stories in the field, setting up and coordinating field video packages. We’ll have you pre-interview and book nightly studio guests and coordinate digital stories with broadcast elements and editorial.

  • Community Reporter, Digital (Dearborn, MI Area)

    The PBS NewsHour is hiring reporters as part of a new team created to improve and expand the quality and reach of our journalism. From climate change to institutional racism, from economic inequality to political polarization, PBS NewsHour’s Communities Initiative aims to establish ground-level reporting on local issues and bring vital local perspectives to our national coverage. Having experience reporting from and being knowledgeable about your community, you will bring attention to issues that are having a local impact before they gain national attention. Your stories will provide local perspectives, diversity, and sourcing on issues that are already part of the national conversation.

  • Community Reporter, Digital (Fresno, CA Area)

    The PBS NewsHour is hiring reporters as part of a new team created to improve and expand the quality and reach of our journalism. From climate change to institutional racism, from economic inequality to political polarization, PBS NewsHour’s Communities Initiative aims to establish ground-level reporting on local issues and bring vital local perspectives to our national coverage. Having experience reporting from and being knowledgeable about your community, you will bring attention to issues that are having a local impact before they gain national attention. Your stories will provide local perspectives, diversity, and sourcing on issues that are already part of the national conversation.

  • Community Reporter, Digital (Sioux Falls, SD Area)

    The PBS NewsHour is hiring reporters as part of a new team created to improve and expand the quality and reach of our journalism. From climate change to institutional racism, from economic inequality to political polarization, PBS NewsHour’s Communities Initiative aims to establish ground-level reporting on local issues and bring vital local perspectives to our national coverage. Having experience reporting from and being knowledgeable about your community, you will bring attention to issues that are having a local impact before they gain national attention. Your stories will provide local perspectives, diversity, and sourcing on issues that are already part of the national conversation.

  • Community Reporter, Digital (St. Louis, MO Area)

    The PBS NewsHour is hiring reporters as part of a new team created to improve and expand the quality and reach of our journalism. From climate change to institutional racism, from economic inequality to political polarization, PBS NewsHour’s Communities Initiative aims to establish ground-level reporting on local issues and bring vital local perspectives to our national coverage. Having experience reporting from and being knowledgeable about your community, you will bring attention to issues that are having a local impact before they gain national attention. Your stories will provide local perspectives, diversity, and sourcing on issues that are already part of the national conversation.

  • Graphic Designer, Student Reporting Labs

    SRL is searching for a talented, highly detail-oriented, Graphic Designer to work with members of our team to develop a style guide for a variety of content needs, including materials for teenagers and educators. You’ll focus on creating motion graphics, graphic art, and visual materials for videos, websites, curriculum and other branding and communications needs that successfully convey SRL’s youth-centered aesthetic.

  • Gwen Ifill/PBS NewsHour Journalism Fellow

    With roots in public service journalism beginning in 1973, the PBS NewsHour today is on a mission to bring balanced, in-depth news coverage to all. Innovative and fast-paced, life at the NewsHour is focused on collaboration, trust, and above all, enterprising important, considered news. NewsHour is unique in that the team is small and tight-knit, and must accomplish what no other daily news organization does: be the gold-standard of reporting for a nightly, hour-long broadcast, and to crucial digital platforms.

  • Senior Editor, Digital

    The PBS NewsHour is adding a Senior Editor, Digital to play a key leadership role on a new team of reporters focused on improving and expanding the quality and reach of our journalism to better reflect and serve communities across the United States. You will help establish more ground-level reporting in largely under covered communities across the country, including on issues of systemic racism and inequality and the disparities they create. As an editor who is experienced in guiding local or regional reporting with a national audience in mind, you will help steer the story selection and development, while also identifying where we can provide local perspectives on issues already in the national spotlight.

  • Senior Software Engineer

    As our Senior Software Engineer you will work with the NewsHour Digital Team to design, build, deploy and test PBS NewsHour products, services and infrastructure. You will help identify, troubleshoot, and solve complex software engineering problems on the server-side as well as on the client-side.You will also help support and maintain the NewsHour’s cloud infrastructure on AWS.

  • Sr Producer, PBS NewsHour West

    You’ll lead our PBS NewsHour West broadcast feed and team, while also being a regular content contributor to the national program and its associated social and digital platforms. As the Senior Producer, you’ll manage and guide the West team day-to-day, inspiring highest quality journalism and a positive, collaborative work environment. Additionally, you will be the lynchpin of the West bureau with media partners, including other public media outlets, and the ASU Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. From an editorial perspective, you’ll ensure the content produced by PBS NewsHour West matches the integrity and commitment to excellence of the home newsroom.

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.