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

  • Accounts Receivable Accountant

    We’re looking to hire an Accounts Receivable Accountant to join our Accounting & Finance Team. This role will perform complex high-volume accounts receivable transactions. Ensure accuracy and efficiency in transactions. Provide general accounting support and reports to the Accounting Supervisor.

  • Associate, Direct Response Fundraising

    We’re looking to hire an Associate, Direct Response Fundraising for our Membership department. In this role you will coordinate daily functions for implementation of WETA’s direct response fundraising strategies. Ensure implementation of departmental strategic fundraising initiatives and reports to our Senior Director, Direct Response Fundraising.

  • 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.<span> This position is covered by the IBEW union contract.</span>

  • Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

    Founded in 1961, WETA is the leading public broadcasting station in Washington, DC. Throughout our sixty-year history, WETA continues to expand our educational, cultural, news and public affairs impact through television programming, streaming, news, radio, student journalism, and community programs.

  • Director, Finance and Planning

    We’re looking to hire a Director, Finance and Planning for our Finance department. The Director, Finance and Planning will lead the financial planning and analysis efforts of WETA and NewsHour Productions (NHP). Plan, coordinate and prepare the annual operating and capital budgets for WETA and NHP. Develop tools, reports and analysis that enable departments to manage their budgets effectively provide effective staff management. Effective supervision of staff.

  • Manager, Community Engagement

    As our Manager, Community Engagement, you will develop, manage and execute local engagement projects, events, and other activities that connect WETA to communities across the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and deepen its commitment as a relevant and essential community institution.

  • Manager, Infrastructure / Security Administration

    We’re looking to hire a Manager, Infrastructure / Security Administration for our Information Technology department. This role will be responsible for the day to day upkeep, development, patching and operational excellence across the WETA infrastructure. This important role ensures efficient operational services, manages uptime across core services and keeps systems up to date within the security framework at WETA. This position is responsible for the network infrastructure, switching, firewalls, vpn services, anti malware, anti virus, servers, backups and restore testing, Office365 including Teams, Active Directory and within the IT team and reports to the CTO. As a 24x7 broadcast critical environment this position may require coverage for weekend, evening and rotational coverage.

  • Senior Manager, Infrastructure and Security Management Operations

    We’re looking to hire a Senior Manager, Infrastructure and Security Management Operations for our Information Technology. This Senior Manager is responsible for all aspects of WETA’s computing environment. This role will provide architecture, planning, design, risk mitigation, security oversight over all WETA information systems architecture, as well as working to implement these technologies in strong coordination with other team members, both within IT, NewsHour Productions, Television, and Radio divisions at WETA.

  • Senior Manager, National Education

    We’re looking to hire a Senior Manager, National Education for our National Programming Department. The Senior Manager, National Education is a key member of the National Impact &amp; Engagement Team. The National Impact &amp; Engagement team is tasked with developing new models of engagement with attention to diversity and inclusion through partnerships and new technologies; building strategic partnerships with organizations whose networks and subject-matter knowledge can amplify our work; creating engaging and impactful educational content that leverages connections within the public media community, external partners, educators and students; and establishing adaptable project management structure that connects individual projects with overarching department and organizational goals.

  • Vice President of Information Technology

    The Vice President of Information Technology Operations provides leadership and management to the Information Technology (IT) department in its charge to carry out WETA’s IT department operational strategy. The VP IT Operations is responsible for all aspects of information technology management and control, including supervision of information technology employees; budget preparation and management; recommendations for technical acquisitions; operation and maintenance of WETA’s business computing resources; and development of guidelines, standards and procedures.

PBS NewsHour

  • Chyron Operator/Designer - Freelance

    We are looking for a freelance Chyron Operator/Designer will work closely with editorial and production staffs to operate a Chyron graphics generator for on-air playout.

  • Senior Software and Experience Engineer

    Founded in 1961, WETA is the leading public broadcasting station in Washington, DC. Throughout our sixty-year history, WETA continues to expand our educational, cultural, news and public affairs impact through television programming, streaming, news, radio, student journalism, and community programs.

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.