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

  • Associate Producer, Creative Services

    We’re looking to a hire an Associate Producer, Creative Services for our Local Television team. In this role, you’ll assist with production, information management, and delivery of on-air break elements for WETA’s growing family of broadcast and livestreaming channels.

  • Associate Producer, Local Projects

    We’re looking to hire an Associate Producer for our Local Television team. In this role, you’ll participate in producing local programs and short stories focusing on the people, places, arts, and culture of the Greater Washington, DC area.

  • Associate, Revenue Processing

    We are hiring an Associate, Revenue Processing to join our team. You’ll be a key member of our central processing hub in this fast-paced, detail-oriented position. Efficiency and accuracy are key in the role, as you’ll be part of the central processing hub of all our fundraising revenue streams.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Senior Recruiter

    We are growing our HR team to include a Senior Recruiter. In this role, you’ll provide full-cycle sourcing and recruiting for WETA and PBS NewsHour.

  • Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

    The SVP & Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is a key member of the senior management team and partners with senior leaders to provide executive level management of annual and long term financial plans for WETA. The SVP/CFO will provide advice and counsel to the President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and work closely with the Chief Operating Officer (COO) on business operations, strategic planning and financial management.

  • Sr Director, Reading Universe

    We’re looking to hire a Sr Director for our new national project, which we hope will become the definitive online guide to teaching reading and writing effectively. Reading Universe will be a state-of-the-art, research-based, video-rich service that provides systematic, comprehensive professional development. Reading Universe will primarily serve teachers in grades Pre-K-5<sup>th</sup> grade, along with reading coaches and other educators. As the Sr Director, you’ll be instrumental in refining our plan for which content to include in Reading Universe, deciding how it will be organized and presented; selecting the platform and software; building a prototype; producing and acquiring engaging content; and reaching out to prospective funders and key stakeholders for updates and feedback.

PBS NewsHour

  • Associate Producer, News, PBS NewsHour (2)

    You’ll serve as an integral member of the News Unit, overseeing the daily production of video segments for use on-air and online. You’ll write and edit broadcast copy, objectively, and on deadline, for use in the PBS NewsHour’s daily video news summaries and select and edit incoming video images and interview clips to accompany those summaries.

  • Associate Production Controller, PBS NewsHour

    In this role, you’ll be integral in maintaining financial accountability for NewsHour Productions LLC, the PBS NewsHour operating budget and multiple grants incorporated into the PBS NewsHour, including any special event coverage. You’ll be verifying and coding invoices, expense reports, and cash advances and entering expenses/accruals into our accounting tracking database. You’ll laisse with the WETA Finance team and production vendors. As needed, we’ll look to you to provide data and/or financial reports.

  • Community Reporter, Digital (Oklahoma City, OK Area), PBS NewsHour

    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.

  • Digital Reporter, General Assignment, PBS NewsHour

    You’ll be responding to news in real time by managing wire copy and working alongside our video team to stream news events. You will also pitch, report and write original stories for our website and collaborate with social and video teams to package reporting for other platforms.

  • Finance Manager, PBS NewsHour

    In this role, you’ll be integral in maintaining financial accountability for NewsHour Productions LLC, the PBS NewsHour operating budget and multiple grants incorporated into the PBS NewsHour, including any special event coverage. Monthly, you’ll provide updates on the operating budget and assigned projects/grants, basic forecasts and analysis. You’ll monitor the work of the Associate Production Controller, including delegating invoice processing as needed, and review data entry. You’ll bring a fresh perspective that will help us improve our efficiency and compliance.

  • Jim Lehrer Fellow, PBS NewsHour

    This one-year fellowship was created in honor of award-winning anchor, reporter, author, Jim Lehrer, co-founder of PBS NewsHour. The Fellow participates in the development and production of the PBS NewsHour. Primary responsibilities as assigned by Associate Broadcast Producer will be to: research national, international, and political news stories; gather editorial information and video elements; cover live events; generate story ideas; copy edit; assist with video editing; and produce broadcast and web content.

  • News Assistant, PBS NewsHour

    The News Assistant program is designed to give recent college graduates practical experience in a broadcast news setting. During their tenure, News Assistants are exposed to many aspects of producing a nightly television news program and may have the opportunity to rotate through any, or all of the following areas:

  • Producer, General Assignment, PBS NewsHour

    As our General Assignment Producer, you’ll have a level of independence to pitch, plan, and see your stories to completion. You’ll be the main camera when necessary and edit all levels of pieces. You’ll also be a mentor to more junior producers and help them bring their skills to the next level. You’ll cover a variety of topics, which will be shown on the nightly broadcast and online.

  • Producer, Politics, PBS NewsHour

    As our Politics Producer, you’ll be an integral part of our politics unit, overseeing the production of video segments for use on-air and a variety of online content. You’ll be pitching story ideas for studio discussions and tape pieces. Then, you’ll manage the creation process and see your idea to air. You’ll assist other producers when needed and work to more junior producers to mentor and teach them.

  • Production Assistant, Marketing, PBS NewsHour

    As our Production Assistant, Marketing, you’ll manage our marketing assets (including brand and talent sizzle reels), promos, funding decks and presentations. You’ll have your hands in production work as well, from editing video to acquiring and logging footage to researching and fulfilling video requests. Looking for a position where you can be creative? We welcome new and creative ideas, based on what you’ve found through research of marketing trends and opportunities. You’ll work with a wide variety of staff - from our senior editorial team to our fundraising teams and other senior staff.

  • Sr Coordinating Broadcast Producer, PBS NewsHour

    As our Sr Coordinating Broadcast Producer, you’ll manage the smooth and timely execution of the nightly broadcast and break news specials, from early planning through the final credits. You’ll communicate with the staff around any adjustments and needs of the broadcast. In this role, you’ll be at the key intersection of our production and editorial teams, ensuring that the highest standards of both are met.

  • Video Producer, Digital, PBS NewsHour

    This is an exciting new opportunity to work with a digital anchor and correspondent in the field, on assignment and in the studio on stories that bridge the NewsHour’s on-air and online platforms, creating new audiences for NewsHour’s content. You’ll strategize, produce, and manage production of original video content, designed for social and online consumption. You’ll work closely with senior digital and editorial newsroom leadership and the audience development team to create digital-first video content.

  • Youth Media Producer, Student Reporting Labs

    We are seeking a talented and hard-working Youth Media Producer (YMP) who is passionate about video production, youth development, journalism, and creating opportunities for middle and high school students to produce meaningful content that inspires, educates, and informs. You’ll be responsible for managing a portfolio of 30 schools and working with teachers and students throughout the school year on the production of original youth-driven news stories. This is a unique challenge and opportunity to produce youth-focused stories about the major issues facing the country while coaching student journalists. You will also work with the Student Reporting Labs (SRL) team on special projects and content initiatives for young people in public media. This position is ideal for a talented media professional who is looking for an innovative team and the confidence and skills to contribute in meaningful ways, big and small.

Internships

  • Intern, Digital Media: Local History

    Local History interns work within WETA’s Digital Media team to develop content for the Boundary Stones local history website (<a href="https://boundarystones.weta.org">https://boundarystones.weta.org</a&gt;). This website includes articles, photos and video related to the history of Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia and the notable events, personalities and happenings that have shaped WETA’s local community. Interns will assist in identifying, researching and writing content pieces for the website; social media promotion for the website; and making contacts with local history organizations and professionals. Interns may be required to make research trips to local libraries, archives and historical societies.

  • Intern, Outreach and Community Engagement

    Interns in the Outreach and Community Engagement department provide support that may include writing, event management, marketing, data compilation, web research and educational development. Interns will collaborate with team members, and in some cases, manage outreach projects from conceptualization to implementation. Projects may include WETA PBS Kids virtual and/or in-person children’s events and education camps; virtual and/or in person screening events for WETA and PBS productions; and the WETA PBS Kids Writers Contest.

  • Intern, Student Reporting Labs

    Interns will help Student Reporting Labs produce, edit, and distribute video content through digital platforms and manage sensitive internal documents related to students, teachers, and media partners. Interns will also help Student Reporting Labs write and produce social media content, short videos, photos, or graphics, as needed. Interns will provide production and administrative support on special projects.

  • Intern, Television Broadcasting

    Interns in WETA’s Television Broadcasting department assist producers and associate producers on production of WETA Arts, WETA Around Town, and other local documentary programming. Interns have the opportunity to gain a wide range of hands-on television production experience, and their responsibilities include acquiring b-roll, writing scripts, conducting story research, providing production assistance during shoots, and creating and organizing legal and production deliverables.

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.