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, Student Reporting Labs

    SRL is an award-winning national youth journalism program that connects classrooms and after school programs to local PBS stations 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. The SRL team consists of a small, ambitious and talented team of journalism and education professionals who work closely with a growing network of students, teachers and media partners.

  • 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 News Weekend, with primary responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Producers of Washington Week and PBS News Weekend, 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 Washington Week and PBS News Weekend.

  • Jim Lehrer Fellow, PBS NewsHour

    This one-year fellowship was created in honor of award-winning anchor, reporter, author, Jim Lehrer, co-founder of PBS NewsHour. The Fellow participates in the development and production of the PBS NewsHour. For six months, the Fellow will be dedicated to daily production of the NewsHour, 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. For another six months, the Fellow will work closely with digital and broadcast reporters and producers, shadowing them on story assignments, including in the field, and assisting with research, pitching, reporting and production of stories that will be published on the PBS Newshour's website and aired on the PBS NewsHour's nightly show.

  • News Assistant

    JOB OBJECTIVE : 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 all aspects of producing a nightly television news program. Over the course of the program, each News Assistant may have the opportunity to rotate through any, or all of the following areas:

WETA

  • Audience Services Representative

    Primary duties include assisting/problem-solving questions and concerns from members, viewers and listeners. Primary subjects for calls and emails include WETA’s fundraising programs; member benefits such as WETA Passport (our membership video on-demand streaming service); NPR+; the WETA Magazine; and questions and requests related to WETA’s television and radio programs.

  • 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-Diversity, Equity and Inclusion(DEI)

    This individual will play a key role in supporting the execution of the WETA/NHP DEI strategy. They will manage the deployment of companywide DEI projects, programs, and initiatives. They will manage the progression, coordination, and administration of all DEI related activities, including strategic partnerships. They will be expected to partner, collaborate, and build relationships with key stakeholders companywide, to advance the DEI strategy and support the integration of DEI into all aspects of the business.

  • Officer, Foundation and Government Development

    The Officer serves as a frontline fundraiser who secures unrestricted and/or budget-relieving funds from foundations, corporate philanthropic giving programs and government agencies to support the ongoing operations of WETA. Support all three business units (Local Programming, National Productions, NewsHour Productions), but with an emphasis on funding for our local broadcast and educational programs.

  • Producer, Multimedia Fundraising

    The Producer, Multimedia Fundraising will design and drive TV, radio and digital pledge campaigns from conception, production and business planning through analysis of results. The Producer will coordinate the work of diverse internal and external contributors to these efforts.

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.