Job Description:

Manager, Community Engagement

Full-Time, Regular

Reports to: Senior Director, Outreach & Community Engagement


We’re looking to hire a Manager for our Local Television Outreach department. You’ll be responsible for developing and executing education and outreach projects, events, programs, and activities that will add value to the community we serve and enhance WETA’s reputation. Also, you’ll work with your supervisor in the development and implementation of programs that will strengthen WETA as a relevant and essential community institution.


In an average week, you can expect to:

  • Work on planning and executing events; including creating invitations, manage registrations, coordinate with vendors, produce panels, and manage logistics.
  • Support the development of sustainable, effective partnerships with local organizations related to specific projects to broaden the impact and reach of PBS and WETA programming.
  • Facilitate creation, distribution, collection and analysis of impact measurement surveys to internal staff, partners, and audiences.
  • Develop presentations for internal and external use, including for partner meetings, webinars, and team meetings.


What success looks like:

  • After 60 days, you will be familiar with the mission of WETA, PBS as well as the local Outreach and Community Engagement department and how we function independently and as part of the whole. You'll also get to know your colleagues that comprise the WETA Greater Washington team as well as the wider organization. You will contribute to education and outreach projects, events and activities designed to engage and connect WETA to the community. 


  • After 120 days, you will have a solid understanding of the organization's strategic goals and the role the Outreach and Community Engagement department. You will have begun to successfully manage projects/events; pitch ideas to the Senior Director of Outreach and Community Engagement; and propose new efficiencies that will help to optimize workflow in the department.


You must have:

  • Experience planning events and coordinating event details.
  • Experience developing community-based programs.
  • Ability to engage with partners, their constituents, and the community at large while representing WETA at local events and community meetings.
  • College degree in communications, marketing, education, or other relevant field; minimum four years of experience; or, equivalent combination of training and experience.


You should have:

  • Database management and graphic design experience.
  • Service orientation preferred.


About us:

Founded in 1961, WETA is Washington, DC’s leading public broadcasting station. As a PBS and NPR member, we not only serve the DC metro area with our local programming and classical radio station, but also the nation with Washington WeekPBS NewsHour, and our partnerships with Ken Burns and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


Our staff comes from very diverse backgrounds, but we all have one thing in common; we believe in our mission and the service we provide to the public.


We know there are great candidates who may have skills we haven’t thought about.   If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. We also encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, LGBTQ+ people, veterans and people with disabilities.

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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.


Job Location: 
Arlington, VA
United States
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Job Type: 
Full time
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