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, National Affairs - PBS NewsHour

    As our Associate Producer, National Affairs PBS NewsHour’s you will be responsible for assisting with studio and field production, setting up stories, and assisting the beat with other requests as necessary.

  • Associate Producer, News, PBS NewsHour

    You’ll serve as an integral member of the News 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.

  • 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.

  • Coordinating Line Producer, Washington Week and Weekend NewsHour

    As our Coordinating Line Producer, you will contribute as a key part of the newsroom producing three national news programs: PBS NewsHour, Washington Week and PBS News Weekend. As a member of the leadership team of both weekend broadcasts, you will manage the smooth and timely execution of elements needed in the control room on Friday’s live news and public affairs program, Washington Week, and the live news program, Weekend NewsHour, on Saturdays and Sundays. In addition, you will also serve in a variety of production roles at the flagship broadcast, PBS NewsHour on weekdays when not preparing for the weekend programs. In ongoing coordination with the Executive Producer of each program, you’ll manage scripts, broadcast elements and related factors from early planning through the live broadcast. You will communicate clearly among the staff about timely adjustments and needs of production, as editorial and news events shift. In this role you are the key intersection of the production and editorial teams, ensuring with meticulous detail that the highest standards of both are met.

  • Deputy Sr. Producer, PBS News Weekend and Washington Week

    As our Deputy Senior Producer, you will report, produced and delivered broadcast segments for PBS News Weekend on a wide variety of newsworthy topics. In addition, you will role serve as the primary backup for three key leadership roles: the Coordinating Producer, News, Coordinating Line Producer and Digital Senior Editor. You will also assist in managing PBS News Weekend, Washington Week and PBS NewsHour’s editorial resources in the studio and in the field.

  • Finance Coordinator (2)

    In this role, you’ll be integral in maintaining financial accountability for NewsHour Productions LLC, the PBS NewsHour and Washington Week operating budgets and multiple grants that support these ventures, including any special event coverages. 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.

  • Gwen Ifill Fellow, Washington Week and NewsHour Weekend

    This one-year fellowship was created in honor of award-winning PBS NewsHour anchor Gwen Ifill. The Fellow participates in the development and production off Washington Week and PBS NewsHour Weekend, with primary responsibilities as assigned by the Senior Broadcast Coordinating Producer including research, gathering editorial information and video elements; copy editing; and assisting with scripts. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to work with digital and broadcast reporters and producers on story assignments and assist with research, pitching, reporting and production of stories that will be published on the PBS Newshour's website and aired on the PBS NewsHour Weekend and/or PBS NewsHour's weekday show.

  • News Assistant - PBS NewsHour (3)

    The News Assistant program is designed to give recent college graduates practical experience in a broadcast news setting. During their tenure, News Assistants are exposed to many aspects of producing a nightly television news program and may have the opportunity to rotate through any, or all of the following areas:

  • Night Editor, Digital (Remote)

    As our Night Editor, Digital, you will manage the weeknight posting of the PBS NewsHour broadcast and associated program segments to the PBS NewsHour website, social and audio platforms. Additionally, you may assist in posting breaking news and AP articles. You will work closely with the Managing Editor and Video Production Assistant and manage communication with the larger NewsHour team about the status of the night’s deliverables. Additionally, you may be called on to contribute to special coverage and long-term projects.

  • Production Assistant, News, PBS NewsHour

    Your role as our PA, News is integral in the coordination of many of the production elements involved with the broadcast and online broadcast. You’ll work with senior producers, producers, editors and other staff. You’ll also be responsible for a diverse range of writing, research, editing, production, and tracking services to support the <em>PBS NewsHour. </em>

  • Senior Editor, Digital - PBS NewsHour (Remote)

    In this role, you’ll be part of the senior editorial team for the PBS NewsHour as the lead editorial decision maker and manager for digital coverage and production around Washington Week and NewsHour Weekend and any related news coverage on pbs.org/newshour and associated platforms. Part of this role also includes supporting big-picture planning and coverage alongside our weekday team. You’ll supervisor a small team of producers dedicated to Washington Week and weekend coverage, and collaborate with other senior editors on strategy and development of digital content, projects and products during the week. You also will work closely with the senior leadership of Washington Week and PBS NewsHour broadcast to coordinate coverage and expand the audience reach across all potential platforms. This is a leadership position on an innovative digital team that is expanding and looking for a creative thinker with strong journalistic skills and editorial integrity.

  • Senior Producer, PBS News Weekend, Washington Week and PBS NewsHour

    Our Senior Producer is a new role that will contributes to all parts of NewsHour Productions, including the nightly evening news program, the weekend news program, the weekly politics analysis program and the digital platforms. In this role will oversee and/or produce segments for the news broadcasts on a wide variety of newsworthy topics. In addition, you will be the primary back up for several key leadership roles: Executive Producer of Weekend NewsHour, Senior Coordinating News Producer, Line Producer and Digital Senior Editor. As our Senior Producer you will help coordinate between the weekday and weekend programs, help plan ahead and supervise and contribute content, to ensure smooth workflow, information sharing and the highest editorial standards.

  • Software Engineer, PBS NewsHour

    As our Software Engineer you will work with the NewsHour Digital Team to design, build, deploy and test PBS NewsHour products, services and infrastructure. You will help identify, troubleshoot, and solve complex software engineering problems on the server-side as well as on the client-side. You will also help support and maintain the NewsHour’s cloud infrastructure on AWS. You will support our current content management system as well as helping us plan for future CMS options.

WETA

  • 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>

  • Coordinator, National Projects

    We are looking to hire a National Projects Coordinator for our WETA National Productions department. In this role you will provide administrative support on various national production projects, including coordinating schedules, meetings, and presentations for the projects of contribution towards the works of Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Florentine Films; Henry Louis Gates, Jr., as well as other projects in the history, health and lifestyle genres.

  • Director, Operations – Student Reporting Labs

    As our Director, Operations you will bring your innovative leadership to help lead Student Reporting Labs during an exciting period of growth and change. With an architect’s passion for strategy, systems and details, you must be adept at balancing multiple projects at once, articulating needs, identifying issues, finding solutions and celebrating successes. You must be passionate about youth development, journalism, and supporting a growing team. You must be highly organized and analytical. If you are a talented entrepreneurial leader who is eager to learn and enjoys organizing ambitious programming with a creative, collaborative team then this is the role for you.

  • Major Gift Coordinator

    We are looking to hire a Major Gift Coordinator for our Major &amp; Planned Giving department. The Major Gift Coordinator will assist in all aspects of implementing major gifts and planned giving cultivation, solicitation and stewardship plans to include donor events, acknowledgements, gift recording and crediting, preparing materials for distribution and providing administrative support. This role reports to the Vice President, Major and Planned Gifts.

  • 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.

  • Officer, Foundation and Government Development

    We’re looking to hire an Officer for our Foundation and Government Development to serve as a frontline fundraiser and the principal deputy to the Director, National Foundation and Government Development. In the role you will be researching and pursuing new grant funding along with managing a portfolio of existing grants and foundation funders.

  • Production Associate, Digital Fundraising

    We’re looking to hire a Production Associate to support our dynamic and rapidly growing digital fundraising program. You’ll support efforts to acquire, renew and retain WETA members including deploying emails, building project timelines, and collaborating with colleagues to execute digital fundraising efforts.

  • Production Manager

    We’re looking to hire a Production Manager for our National Programming department. As our Production Manager you will serve as a client representative on projects in the National Programming portfolio. Services include preparing programs for submission to chief distributors (PBS, APT, others) budget design and administration, booking and scheduling of personnel and facilities, expense management, and financial reporting to both producers and station management. In this role you will Report to Vice President of Production Management.

  • Senior Project Accountant

    We’re looking to hire a Senior Project Accountant for our Production Center Management Operations department. In this role you will be responsible for overseeing and reconciling the Production Center Operations’ key financial data and maintaining financial accounting processes between Production Center Operations and Finance.

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.