Nurturing a diverse workforce


WGBH's goal is to create a workplace environment that leverages the potential and diversity of the entire staff, fostering programs and services that positively reflect and meet the needs of our audiences.

Our objectives in this vision are to:

  • Represent the diversity of our community and society at all levels throughout WGBH
  • Nurture an environment where employees are treated fairly and are free from discrimination, intolerance, and harassment
  • Provide employees equal access to opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Enhance and expand WGBH’s ability to hire, retain, develop, and promote a diverse workforce
  • Promote, within WGBH and to the general public, the value of diversity

Jackson, WGBH jazz hostMany different definitions exist for diversity and inclusion. Our definition:

  • > WGBH values and strives to reflect the many visible and invisible differences among individuals within WGBH, in our partnerships, and among those we serve.
    > We aspire to a culture of inclusion, where each individual has a voice, is listened to, and has the opportunity to thrive.

Working with employees to lead this effort to foster a diverse workforce at WGBH:

Jon Abbott, President and CEO

Jon became WGBH President in 2007, having served as Executive Vice President and COO (2004-2007) and Vice President of Television Stations and General Manager (1998-2004). His vision guides WGBH’s diversity efforts.

"WGBH is a vibrant place, where both teamwork and individual initiative are encouraged and valued. An inclusive workplace enhances WGBH’s ability to address the needs of our diverse audiences—on the air, online, in communities across America. That makes a commitment to diversity one of our core values."

Judith Vecchione, executive producer in WGBH National Programming

Judith works from within our National Programming unit to help WGBH find and develop the next generation of talented professionals. Building on her work on such acclaimed productions as Eyes on the Prize (series senior producer) and Americas (executive producer), she's focusing on new staff for future award-winning projects and on helping WGBH remain public televisions pre-eminent production house.

"In this business, jobs open up quickly, and they need to be filled quickly. WGBH must have a strong pool of potential staff members. I work to find talented and skilled professionals at production houses, colleges, and community organizations, so I can give my colleagues here the opportunity to work with the broadest range of the best people."

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