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Weta Overview

Arlington, VA
201 to 500 employees
1961
Nonprofit Organization
Media
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Unknown
WETA’s public service began 50 years ago when a group of visionaries led by Washington publisher Willard Kiplinger and former college dean and Arlington School Board Chairman Elizabeth Campbell secured a license from the FCC and launched WETA Channel 26 on October ... Read more

Mission: WETA's mission is to produce and broadcast programs of intellectual integrity and cultural merit that recognize viewers' and listeners' intelligence, curiosity and interest in the world around them. - See more at ... Read more

Weta Reviews

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    Former Employee - Communications Intern in Burke, VA
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    I worked at Weta (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Exposed to many projects, great management and understanding of internship programs, plenty of opportunity for feedback, employees are receptive to informational interviews, hands on, small company means more interns have bigger role to play, pleasant working environment, great location in Shirlington, pay daily stipend for travel costs, inclusion of interns in team building and encouraging of outings (lunches, walks) to get to know team better

    Cons

    Doesn't pay hourly, senior management can be a little stuffy

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!

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Weta Photos

Weta photo of: Control Room
Weta photo of: Halloween 2015
Weta photo of: Team keeping us running during Snowzilla
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Weta Interviews

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    Broadcast News Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Weta (Arlington, VA) in May 2016.

    Interview

    The PBS NewsHour conducts a phone interview where the hiring manager asks candidates about their goals, their qualifications and interest in the position and the program. The company will conduct a current events news quiz which is extremely difficult and a test of your knowledge regarding the PBS NewsHour program by phone. This is all basic knowledge. I passed all tests and was not hired by the PBS NewsHour and WETA. This position is not for aspiring tv news reporters, anchors, nor producers. You will not get a demo reel with WETA and PBS NewsHour. The PBS NewsHour's news assistant program for broadcast, digital/online, and social media are extremely competitive for undergraduate college graduates and graduate students.

    For aspiring television news reporters, news anchors, multi-media journalists(MMJ) and news producers out there, the PBS NewsHour neither provide none of its employees the opportunity to make a news anchor reel tape, a news reporter reel tape, and/or news producer reel tape. The PBS NewsHour does neither have the money, the equipment nor resources available. Find another news assistant position at another news media company as the PBS NewsHour does not provide this.

    It is very difficult to be admitted into the news assistant programs (broadcast, digital/online, and social media) as it is very competitive. The PBS NewsHour will not inform applicants specifically why they weren't accepted and why their application has been declined. This program and this company constantly suffer from budget cuts on a consistent, regular basis. The PBS NewsHour has limited resources for all candidates/applicants and all employees.

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Weta Awards & Accolades

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