At WETA, we value the experiences and perspectives of a diverse workforce. We welcome, appreciate and respect the multiplicity of ways in which individuals identify by national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, and socioeconomic stratum. We strive to treat everyone fairly and provide access to the same opportunities and advancement for all. We strive to showcase meaningful representation of our different voices and perspectives in all aspects of the work we do. We want our workplace to reflect the diversity of our community, both locally and nationally.

We recognize that we must establish goals in order to measure progress and hold WETA accountable for the future we want.

Therefore, WETA is investing in a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion plan. The comprehensive plan, which began in 2020, includes training for the WETA leadership team and staff; reviewing and updating recruitment and hiring policies; providing more clarity about the advancement process (in both pay and title) for employees; providing listening sessions for our employees as a safe space for sharing, reflection, support, and learning; increasing diversity in the content we air on our station channels; embracing transparency through regular reporting of our own initiatives to build a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization; and creating our first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council.

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council (DEI) is made up of volunteer members of the staff. The council develops recommendations toward identifying and addressing systemic barriers, raises awareness about race/diversity/gender issues in the workplace, engages with leadership to prioritize DEI as a company value, and advises senior leaders on action steps.

WETA’s Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer leads our organizational initiatives, programs, and pathways. Our Director, DEI works with the VP HR & CDO to support our company-wide diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging efforts and engage with the DEI Council.

DEI is not a trend or a project, it’s our continued, intentional commitment to creating an inclusive and welcoming workplace that values all contributors and provides opportunities for everyone to be heard, seen, and treated with respect, dignity, and fairness.

This is the pledge we make to ourselves, our employees, our viewers, our listeners, and our partners in the public media industry.

How Are We Doing?

At WETA, we recognize that we have work to do to build a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization. WETA will be tracking and publishing our progress by reporting on the data below, among other factors, moving forward.

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Graphs and charts of employee diversity statistics

Job Openings

At WETA, we are committed to making concrete progress on our diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds to join us and help make that change real. All positions currently available at WETA and the PBS NewsHour are listed below.

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, 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.

  • Director, TV

    As our Director, you’ll direct live, network productions for WETA, including Washington Week and PBS NewsHour, along with local and client productions. You must be comfortable under live, network pressure and display exceptional technical know-how, creative skills and leadership capabilities. You’ll work with management and executive producers on the development of WETA programs and special productions and assist with developing and implementing standard operating procedures.

  • 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 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, Education

    As our Education Associate Producer, you’ll write content for NewsHour Classroom, including stories, lessons, class activities and headlines, and manage our social media accounts. You’ll keep our website up-to-date and do periodic quality control checks.

  • 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.

  • Director, Business Development, Licensing and Content Syndication, PBS NewsHour

    In this role, you’ll be responsible for maintaining and expanding the ancillary sales of PBS NewsHour and NewsHour Productions. You’ll spearhead the monetization of our archive through ancillary sales, syndication and repurposing. Experience in classic media sales isn’t required, but you must be an innovative thinker with a combined understanding of the ever-evolving media, education and content production ecospheres excel in this role. There are revenue goals which you will be able to meet by increasing sales levels and identifying new avenues for marketing our content.

  • Director, Youth Media Program, Student Reporting Labs (SRL)

    We are seeking a Director to lead a team of Youth Media Producers (YMPs) who work with educators and students across the country. You must be passionate about video production, youth development, journalism, and supporting a growing team. You’ll be involved in making operational decisions about projects and initiatives implemented by YMPs and must have experience managing and balancing multiple projects at once, including articulating needs, and celebrating successes. This position is ideal for a talented leader who is looking for an innovative team and the confidence and skills to contribute in meaningful ways, big and small.

  • 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.

  • Freelance Designer, PBS NewsHour

    PBS Newshour is looking to expand it's pool of freelancer designers. We're looking for designers with strong information graphics and storytelling skills, and specializes in motion graphics and animation to support our Broadcast Design team. They will gather information and illustrative material, including stills, for the creation of graphic content for the PBS Newshour. They will work with, producers, journalists and control room personnel to ensure their graphic needs are delivered to a high standard.

  • 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.

  • 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, 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.

  • StoryMaker Community Manager, Student Reporting Labs

    As the Community Manager, you’ll oversee the new StoryMaker platform and build the educator community to enable school districts, local public broadcasting stations, libraries, and other formal and informal education spaces to participate in Student Reporting Labs (SRL) and produce local stories. You’ll help lead NSF-funded research into how to scale a successful learning program and use StoryMaker’s analytics and data to set goals and measure the growth, progress and success of the platform.

  • 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.

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.