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.

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.

PBS NewsHour

  • Associate Production Manager

    The Associate Production Manager (APM) works directly with the Senior Director, Production Management assisting in all phases of the technical and operational activities for the nightly broadcast of the PBS NewsHour, Washington Week and PBS News Weekend. This position will work a rotating shift that can include weekends. This is a SAG-AFTRA role.

  • Research Producer

    The Research Producer will conduct editorial research, develop story ideas, pre-interview potential characters, and be encouraged to pitch and produce stories for America at a Crossroads, a two-year reporting by award-winning broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff as she examines divisions across the country and their impacts on our relationships, communities, government, and democratic institutions.


  • Director, Facilities and Administrative Services

    Director, Facilities and Administrative Services ensures the proper functioning of all WETA buildings and leased space for a 24/7 operation, and manages critical administrative support services including security, office supplies, mail services, photo-duplication services, etc. This position directly supervises two full time staff and various contractors and has responsibility for an operating budget and capital expenditures/forecasting.

  • Director-Live News Production

    <strong>JOB OBJECTIVE:</strong> The successful candidate will Direct and AD live, network productions for WETA, including; PBS NewsHour, Washington Week and PBS News Weekend along with network news specials and local productions. As Associate Director the successful candidate will support the Director in the production of the PBS NewsHour and related productions. The Associate Director is responsible for the preparation and timing of the production for live, network delivery; including the program length and individual elements that comprise the broadcast. Candidate must be comfortable under live, network pressure and exhibit exceptional technical know-how, creative skills and leadership capabilities. This is a DGA covered position.

  • Manager, Planned Gifts

    The Planned Gifts Manager will help nurture and grow WETA’s community of planned giving prospects and steward realized planned gifts through notification to receipt. They will manage the planned giving marketing campaigns, assist with legacy cultivation and stewardship, including gift acknowledgments, gift recording and crediting, prepare materials for distribution and provide administrative support. Responsible for creating CGA illustrations and closing gifts; qualifying and fulfilling requests of our planned giving leads; and assisting with the cultivation and stewardship of new and existing legacy society members. The position will include ongoing cultivation with various stakeholders including a mature and loyal donor segment so strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills are essential. The Manager will report to the Senior Director, Planned Gifts to support a collaborative planned giving program on behalf of WETA and <em>PBS NewsHour</em>.

  • Managing Editor, Reading Universe

    Reading Universe is an ambitious new national project which we hope will become the definitive online guide to teaching reading and writing effectively. We launched our prototype site in July 2023.

  • Senior Video Producer, Learning Media

    The senior video producer will be responsible for managing video production for Reading Universe and for doing extensive field production. Most of that work involves shooting and editing in-classroom video in public schools nationwide. We also produce video interviews, promos, highlight reels, short posts for social media, and occasional documentary stories.

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.