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

  • Accountant, Accounts Receivable

    We’re looking to hire an Accounts Receivable Accountant for our Finance team. In this role, you’ll perform complex, high-volume accounts receivable transactions, while being accurate and efficient.

  • 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.

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.

  • 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.

  • Digital Anchor and Correspondent, PBS NewsHour

    You’ll work with a full-time producer to deliver stories in close communication and coordination with the digital leadership team. This will often mean produced and live video packages, but you will work with editors and producers across digital teams to tailor your reporting to audiences on our website and social platforms, too.The primary focus of your time will be your digital work, but this role also brings newopportunity to bridge the NewsHour’s on air and online work and audiences. You willappear on the PBS NewsHour broadcast with original reports, sometimes in the same segments produced for our online audiences but also in segments designed specifically for our broadcast.

  • 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 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.