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 WETA Classical, 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.


  • Announcer

    The Announcer serves as first-line on-air presence for WETA Classical, acting as an engaging and knowledgeable companion for listeners who are passionate about classical music on non-commercial radio. Builds value and a strong relationship with the WETA Classical audience both on-air and in the community. Reports to the Program Director.

  • Associate Producer, Local Projects

    Under the supervision of the Senior Director of Production & Creative Services, the Associate Producer, Local Projects will participate in producing local programs, interstitials and special projects for WETA-TV.

  • Associate, Direct Response Fundraising

    We’re looking to hire an Associate, Direct Response Fundraising for our Membership department. In this role you will coordinate daily functions for implementation of WETA’s direct response fundraising strategies. Ensure implementation of departmental strategic fundraising initiatives and reports to our Senior Director, Direct Response Fundraising.

  • Broadcast Engineer

    We’re looking to hire an experienced broadcast engineer to join the team at WETA. We are building new production facilities with the most advanced (SMPTE 2110) systems. You will participate in the transition to this new facility and support existing facilities in our daily operations.<span> This position is covered by the IBEW union contract.</span>

  • Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

    Founded in 1961, WETA is the leading public broadcasting station in Washington, DC. Throughout our sixty-year history, WETA continues to expand our educational, cultural, news and public affairs impact through television programming, streaming, news, radio, student journalism, and community programs.

  • Director, Finance and Planning

    We’re looking to hire a Director, Finance and Planning for our Finance department. The Director, Finance and Planning will lead the financial planning and analysis efforts of WETA and NewsHour Productions (NHP). Plan, coordinate and prepare the annual operating and capital budgets for WETA and NHP. Develop tools, reports and analysis that enable departments to manage their budgets effectively provide effective staff management. Effective supervision of staff.

  • Director, Human Resource Business Partner

    The Director, HR Business Partner provides strategic and tactical human resources business partnership to one or more business groups at WETA/NewsHour Productions. The position is a trusted advisor to business group leadership and an advocate for employees on people and organizational issues. The position oversees and directs the delivery of human resources solutions to the business, including; people strategy, DEI, culture and belonging, organizational efficiency and workforce planning. The Director, HR Business Partner is a member of the HR leadership team and will play a key role in developing, implementing and managing HR programs and processes across the organization.

  • Manager, Community Engagement

    As our Manager, Community Engagement, you will develop, manage and execute local engagement projects, events, and other activities that connect WETA to communities across the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and deepen its commitment as a relevant and essential community institution.

  • Manager, Donor Care and Volunteer Services

    The Manager, Donor Care and Volunteer Services is an outward-facing position with extensive interaction with WETA’s donors and volunteers. The Manager has three primary roles (1) lead and conduct outbound sustainer recapture calling and other donor care efforts as needed, (2) manage WETA’s volunteer program, and (3) provide back-up supervision of the Audience Services division. Reports to Executive Director, Development Operations.

  • Senior Manager, Infrastructure and Security Management Operations

    We’re looking to hire a Senior Manager, Infrastructure and Security Management Operations for our Information Technology. This Senior Manager is responsible for all aspects of WETA’s computing environment. This role will provide architecture, planning, design, risk mitigation, security oversight over all WETA information systems architecture, as well as working to implement these technologies in strong coordination with other team members, both within IT, NewsHour Productions, Television, and Radio divisions at WETA.

  • Senior Manager, National Education

    We’re looking to hire a Senior Manager, National Education for our National Programming Department. The Senior Manager, National Education is a key member of the National Impact &amp; Engagement Team. The National Impact &amp; Engagement team is tasked with developing new models of engagement with attention to diversity and inclusion through partnerships and new technologies; building strategic partnerships with organizations whose networks and subject-matter knowledge can amplify our work; creating engaging and impactful educational content that leverages connections within the public media community, external partners, educators and students; and establishing adaptable project management structure that connects individual projects with overarching department and organizational goals.

PBS NewsHour

  • Chyron Operator/Designer - Freelance

    We are looking for a freelance Chyron Operator/Designer will work closely with editorial and production staffs to operate a Chyron graphics generator for on-air playout.

  • Manager, Media Assets

    As our Manager, Media Assets, you will be responsible for the daily management of systems and workflows of WETA’s <em>PBS NewsHour, PBS News Weekend </em>and<em> Washington Week</em> media assets management system. You will be performing a variety of tasks related to the ingest, maintenance, culling, archiving and restoration of PBS NewsHour media assets. You will collaborate with fellow Media Assets team members, producers, editors, technicians and other members of the PBS NewsHour organization to develop workflows and standard procedures, train staff in those workflows and monitor adherence to the same by the systems’ users.

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.