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.

PBS NewsHour

  • Associate Line Producer, PBS NewsHour

    As our Associate Line Producer, you will be primarily responsible for helping to oversee the daily script for the PBS NewsHour. You’ll write and edit copy and coordinate with graphics/digital for show bumpers. Working with the Tape Producer, you’ll ensure all video elements are ready for playback. You’ll produce stories for broadcast and digital and make editorial recommendations. Additionally, you will oversee our News Assistant program.

  • Associate Producer, Segment Unit, PBS NewsHour

    You’ll serve as an integral member of the Segment Production 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.

  • Business Development Analyst

    In this new position, you’ll directly support PBS NewsHour with fundraising, marketing, and operational strategies. You’ll perform market research, design sales strategies, and produce marketing collateral including written communications, video reels and presentations/decks to best position us with funder goals and objectives. This position is unique in that you’ll work across all fundraising sectors to assist in breaking through with prospects or follow-ups.

  • Community Reporter, Digital (Dearborn, MI 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.

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

  • Deputy News Editor, Digital, PBS NewsHour

    As our Deputy News Editor, Digital, you’ll be a leader on breaking and day-of news coverage for our website. You’ll be tapped into breaking, develop, and trending news and, in coordination with the Senior News Editor, managing break news on our website and other platforms. You’ll be responsible for managing and coordinating a small team of reporters, their schedules, assignments, and deadlines.

  • Producer, National Affairs, PBS NewsHour

    As a National Affairs Producer, you’ll help lead a team of producers on daily segments and longer-term projects as needed, manage and plan production and delivery of high quality, innovative content. You’ll tell stories on a wide variety of topics for both television and online. You’ll drive the story idea generation; research and interviews, acquire, screen, and log footage; write copy and scripts; and facilitate/assist with studio production among other duties.

  • 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.

  • Production Assistant, Online, PBS NewsHour

    As our Production Assistant, Online, you’ll be responsible for the management and publishing of all media for the nightly update to the PBS NewsHour’s website. You’ll also produce livestream event coverage and will be responsible for a wide range of writing, reporting, research, editing, and producing services.

  • Software Engineer, PBS NewsHour

    As ourSoftware Engineeryouwill work with theNewsHour DigitalTeam to design, build, deploy and test<em>PBS NewsHour</em>products,servicesand infrastructure.You willhelp identify, troubleshoot, and solve complex softwareengineeringproblemson the server-side as well as on the client-side.You willalso help supportand maintain the NewsHour’s cloud infrastructure on AWS.

WETA

  • Associate, Research and Data Analytics

    We’re looking to hire an Associate, Research and Data Analytics for our Research and Data Analytics department. In this role, you’ll be responsible for gathering and analyzing data, maintaining and continually improving our organizations data structure, and facilitate compelling presentations. You’ll will work closely with local television, national television and local radio audience data, and will be the departmental point person on streaming, digital, and social audience data.

  • Director, AdLit.org

    AdLit.org is our national website about adolescent literacy. We serve educators, librarians, and parents of students in grades 6 through 12, especially those who struggle with reading and writing. We produce diverse multimedia resources about how to teach reading and writing across the content areas and about young adult literature, authors, and diverse books.

  • 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.

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.