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.

PBS NewsHour

  • Associate Producer-Social Media-Washington Week, PBS News Weekend

    WETA and NewsHour Productions are Washington, DC established media and news organizations. We are a largely local workforce based out of the Campbell Place office in Arlington, VA. WETA and NewsHour Productions value employee flexibility when possible. Most positions based in our Arlington, VA office will be onsite or hybrid, depending upon the role.

  • Gwen Ifill - (Summer Internship) PBS NewsHour Journalism Fellow

    WETA and its subsidiary NewsHour Productions LLC serve local and national public media audiences by producing and distributing content of intellectual integrity and cultural merit. Through broadcast, digital and community services, the organization offers compelling, diverse programming on five television channels, including primary channel WETA PBS, and on WETA Classical, the exclusive home for classical music in the nation’s capital; produces a portfolio of national television productions, including <em>PBS NewsHour, </em>recognized globally for bringing balanced, in-depth news coverage to all Americans; creates impactful documentaries with longtime production partners Ken Burns and Prof. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; features a variety of content offerings on weta.org, WETA Passport, the PBS Video App and the WETA Classical App; and serves communities near and far with education and engagement initiatives that contribute to the company’s mission of public service.

  • Live News Director, PBS Newshour

    Directs daily live broadcast of the PBS NewsHour. Director will work exclusively with and for the NewsHour and only NewsHour related productions, e.g., Washington Week, PBS News Weekend, network news specials and other NHP products. This is a DGA covered position.

  • Marketing Associate

    WETA and NewsHour Productions are Washington, DC established media and news organizations. We are a largely local workforce based out of the Campbell Place office in Arlington, VA. WETA and NewsHour Productions value employee flexibility when possible. Most positions based in our Arlington, VA office will be onsite or hybrid, depending upon the role.

  • Senior Coordinating Producer, News Desk, PBS NewsHour

    WETA and NewsHour Productions are Washington, DC established media and news organizations. We are a largely local workforce based out of the Campbell Place office in Arlington, VA. WETA and NewsHour Productions value employee flexibility when possible. Most positions based in our Arlington, VA office will be onsite or hybrid, depending upon the role.

  • Social Media Associate Producer-Student Reporting Labs

    SRL is an award-winning national youth journalism program that connects classrooms and after school programs to local news organizations and the PBS NewsHour. Thousands of teachers use SRL’s journalism and video production resources, producing multimedia stories that are regularly featured on local and national news media. SRL is helmed by a team of journalism, education, and public media professionals who work closely with our network of students, teachers, and media partners to support youth voice, storytelling, and the future of media.

WETA

  • Audio Technician

    Primary responsibilities include, but not limited to, control room board audio for live and taped network productions in the studio. Thorough knowledge of audio signals and optimization. Knowledge of field audio acquisition and technologies. This is an IBEW covered role.

  • Broadcast Engineer

    Perform preventive and corrective technical maintenance on all broadcast and production systems. Provide broadcast systems maintenance, installation and testing support as needed. This position involves year-round 24 hrs./7 days support of master control, studios control rooms, post production, and news editing. Primary facility hours of operation 8am to 9pm and include a flexible weekend rotation. The position is covered by an IBEW union contract and reports to the Senior Director of Engineering.

  • Director of Instructional Design, 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. Reading Universe is a collaboration among WETA, the Barksdale Reading Institute, and First Book, with other national organizations engaged as partners and supporters. We launched our prototype site in July 2023.

  • Director, National Foundation and Government Development

    The Director, National Foundation &amp; Government Development (FGD) will secure restricted and unrestricted funds from foundations, government agencies and corporate philanthropic giving programs for WETA’s national projects. The Director will work closely with Vice President and WETA leadership to establish plans and priorities, and to achieve overall strategic and annual objectives. The Director will work closely with the Grants Management Team and will report to the Vice President, Foundation &amp; Government Development.

  • Editor-Local Production

    Perform on a daily, ongoing basis, editing in support of WETA Local productions, including <em>WETA Arts</em> and <em>Signature Dish</em>. Perform other duties as may be assigned in accordance with union jurisdiction. This position is covered by the IBEW union contract.

  • EVP & Chief Revenue Officer

    The Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) is a newly created role that provides executive-level management to lead WETA’s contributed and earned revenue generation, communications, and marketing efforts. The CRO reports directly to the President and Chief Executive Officer and is an officer and member of WETA’s Executive Management Committee (alongside the President and Chief Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Chief Finance and Administrative Officer, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, and Executive Vice President and General Manager of NewsHour Productions) with direct responsibilities to the WETA Board of Trustees. The CRO will play a critical role in developing and executing a comprehensive revenue strategy that aligns with the organization’s mission and values, while ensuring revenue sustainability and growth.

  • Facilities Coordinator-A/V Meeting Specialist

    We are looking for an AV technician and meeting coordinator to set up and operate media equipment for live events. As an AV technician, you will be responsible for organizing and installing media equipment such as projectors, microphones, video monitors, and sound boards. You may also be required to alter the venue layout to enhance acoustics.

  • Manager, Donor Care and Volunteer Services

    The Manager, Donor Care and Volunteer Services is an outward-facing position with extensive interaction with WETA’s donors, volunteers and internal staff. The Manager will think strategically about donor engagement, working collaboratively to provide solutions to enhance the relationship of donors with WETA, increasing their retention on our donor file.

  • Sr. Manager, Audience Services

    WETA and NewsHour Productions are Washington, DC established media and news organizations. We are a largely local workforce based out of the Campbell Place office in Arlington, VA. WETA and NewsHour Productions value employee flexibility when possible. Most positions based in our Arlington, VA office will be onsite or hybrid, depending upon the role.

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.