Job Description:

Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

Full-time, Exempt

Reports to: Chief People and Culture Officer  


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. 


Program/Initiative/Project Management

  • Manage the deployment and execution of the DEI strategic plan
  • Manage all DEI Advisory Committee programs and initiatives
  • Manage coordination and tracking of DEI engagement activities
  • Support DEI recruitment, university relations and talent strategies
  • Manage DEI training plan and deployment efforts
  • Manage and deploy Inclusion Community (Employee Networks) initiatives
  • Manage coordination of DEI marketing and branding efforts including DEI ads, award nominations, and thought leadership opportunities
  • Manager and support supplier diversity efforts
  • Manage and coordinate mentorship program and related activities
  • Manage workforce development efforts and related activities
  • Manage DEI external relations and community partnerships
  • Partner with HR to execute and advance equitable, systems, practices, and processes

DEI Communications

  • Partner with marketing, communications, and other business areas to create and promote DEI related messaging
  • Develop DEI communications for internal platforms, including website and SharePoint
  • Manage and create digital DEI content for external channels and platforms, including social media 
  • Create DEI content for blogs, collaterals, articles, etc.
  • Manage and support development of the DEI year-end report
  • Manage the updating and distribution of the DEI monthly newsletter
  • Manage mailbox

Administrative Support

  • Meeting and calendar management
  • Manage the DEI budget
  • Manage DEI tracking and scorecard development; manage annual updating
  • Coordinate WETA/HNP involvement in DEI related events and activities (conferences, panel discussions, webinars, etc.)
  • Manage CP&CO external relations including industry-related events, committees, advisory boards, panel discussions, etc.
  • Serve as the POC for external DEI vendors and consultants (as needed) 
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Confidentiality and Data Privacy—All WETA/NHP employees must regard all data and information (written and oral) with a high level of confidentiality and privacy.
  • Dependability—the individual is consistent in their approach to work, follows instructions, responds to management direction, and solicits feedback to improve performance.
  • Interpersonal Skills—must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations.  Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Problem solving—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
  • Oral communication—the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and conducts meetings. Must be able to interact and communicate with individuals at all levels inside and outside of the organization.
  • Written Communication—the individual edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively and is able to read and interpret written information.
  • Planning/organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands.
  • Thoroughness and Follow-up—Work requires continual attention to detail in composing, typing and proofing materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.
  • Adaptability—the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
  • Technology-savvy - Must have knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software (Microsoft Office).
  • Proven ability to engage and interact with executives and stakeholders


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 8+ years of experience working within a DEI function or as part of DEI team; experience managing and coordinating DEI programs and initiatives within a multi-faceted environment; clear understanding of the impact of DEI both internally and externally; ability to articulate and comprehend strategic DEI; knowledge of DEI recruitment strategies; experience developing and deploying DEI communications; previous DEI management experience preferred; prior work with affinity/business resource groups and/or diversity councils
  • Experience managing and analyzing demographic data and metrics (e.g. scorecards, dashboards)


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 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 PBS NewsHour, 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 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


WETA and NewsHour Productions are equal opportunity employers committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and internships.  WETA and NewsHour Productions make hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.






Job Location: 
Arlington, VA
United States
Job Category: 
Human Resources
Job Type: 
Full time
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