PBS Western Reserve
PBS Western Reserve is guided by the belief that this public television station plays a critical role in providing free access to quality programming that advances knowledge, promotes justice and embraces diversity. It is the largest station in Ohio in terms of population served, reaching 4.9 million viewers in Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. Residents of the vast viewership area reside in communities ranging from economically challenged Appalachian communities in Western Pennsylvania to large urban settings, including Akron, Canton, Cleveland and Youngstown.
PBS Western Reserve operates two noncommercial broadcast television stations – WNEO and WEAO – that together offer four public television channels.
Two of these channels in particular provide quality programming with an emphasis on ethnicity and culture:
- FNX: FNX features Native content from tribes across the United States and also includes programming that directly connects with a vast minority and immigrant population. Programming includes indigenous stories from tip to tip of the Americas, including the Latino community who identify with Nahuatl and Mayan cultures. Beyond that the station includes content from indigenous communities in New Zealand (Maori), Australia, Japan (Ainu), Sweden and Finland (Sami), Africa, the Middle East and more. FNX carries feature films, short films, documentaries, cooking shows, children’s programming, cultural content, comedy series and more.
PBS Western Reserve strives to assure that its staff and board of directors are reflective of the diverse population that it serves. It employs an ethnically and culturally diverse staff that creates an interesting, dynamic and colorful work environment. In addition, it provides a work environment that is free of bias, discrimination, harassment and intimidation.
The organization firmly believes and follows equal employment guidelines when evaluating candidates for jobs within the organization. Goals for increasing a diverse pool of applicants include participating in minority job fairs and including postings of staff openings in diverse media throughout the viewership region.