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.

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

    Student Reporting Labs (SRL) is building a stronger future for journalism by empowering the next generation of news creators. We are seeking a talented and hard-working Associate Producer who is passionate about journalism, video production and creating opportunities for middle and high school students to produce meaningful content that inspires, educates and informs. The Associate Producer works with the SRL team and network on the production of original youth-driven news stories. A background in journalism, production and video editing is essential. The Associate Producer will work with the SRL team to identify content opportunities and develop and create journalism and media literacy resources. Candidates must be highly organized with experience in project management. This position is ideal for a talented media professional looking for experience with an innovative team and the confidence and developing skills to contribute in meaningful ways, big and small.

  • Freelance Designers

    PBS Newshour is looking for freelancers with strong information graphics and storytelling skills to support our Broadcast Design team. We are looking for a who specializes in motion graphics and animation. They will gather information and illustrative material, including stills, for the creation of graphic content for the PBS Newshour. They will work with, producers, journalists and control room personnel on a daily basis to ensure their graphic needs are delivered to a high standard.

  • 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

    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:

  • Producer, PBS NewsHour – America at a Crossroads

    The Producer will do editorial research, story development, production in the field and in the studio, and see stories to air with precision and the highest of journalistic standards. This position will focus on a series of in-depth tape reports as well as segment interviews, focusing on politics, culture and democracy leading up to the 2024 elections, as well as other topics as assigned. The main focus of this work will be the project “Judy Woodruff Reports: America at a Crossroads.”


  • 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.

  • Digital Video Content Producer

    WETA is seeking a skilled digital video content producer to join our Communications Department, a natural storyteller at heart, to build affinity for our brand through exciting and engaging internal and external video productions. In this role, you will be creating content showcasing the many facets of WETA in a variety of formats including video, photography and animation for communications ranging from company events and meetings, broadcast interstitials, digital recruiting tools or other social media videos.

  • Internship – Digital Media, Local History

    Local History interns work within WETA’s Digital Media team to develop content for Boundary Stones, WETA’s local history initiative. Through articles, photos, video and social media, Boundary Stones seeks to highlight the notable events, personalities and happenings that have shaped the Washington, D.C. area’s past. Interns’ responsibilities include:

  • Internship – Digital Media, Social Media

    The social media intern works within WETA’s Digital Media team to develop engaging, sharable content for WETA’s social media channels including our primary brand accounts, our Boundary Stones local history project accounts, and our Telly Visions British TV and Culture accounts.

  • Internship – National Programming – Station Relations and Engagement Team

    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.

  • Operations Specialist, Communications

    The Operations Specialist will work closely with the Vice President, External Affairs and the Communications team to optimize workflows and administrative support for the smooth operations of a productive and multifaceted Communications department that encompasses publicity, promotions, branding, design, publications and special events. The Specialist also works closely with the Senior Director of Special Events on event registration. We are seeking an organizational whiz who enjoys working with a creative and busy team and has the drive, expertise, and vision to work for continuous improvement in the way we manage our projects, reporting and systems. The Specialist meets regularly with the Vice President to establish priorities, offer recommendations on improved systems, and evaluate departmental needs.

  • Senior Engineer, Infrastructure and Security Management Operations

    The Sr. Engineer, Infrastructure and Security Management Operations is primarily 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 tech team members, within IT, and also across TV, Radio, and NewsHour Productions. This is an operational position at WETA and requires a “hands-on” approach with a very wide range of complex computing systems expertise.

  • Senior Financial Analyst

    Under supervision of the Director, Finance and Planning this position will help lead the financial planning and analysis efforts of WETA and NewsHour Productions (NHP). Assist in coordination and preparation of the annual operating and capital budgets for WETA and NHP. Develop tools, reports and analysis that enable departments to manage their budgets effectively.

  • SVP, Human Resources

    Located in Arlington, VA, WETA is the leading public broadcasting station in the nation’s capital, serving the District of Columbia, northern Virginia and Maryland as well as parts of Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

  • Vice President, TV Programming & Operations

    Oversee WETA local television operations -- with specific responsibility for managing the Programming and Broadcast Traffic teams – for five local broadcast channels. Reports to SVP & GM, WETA Greater Washington.

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.