At FRONTLINE, we are dreaming big about the new ways we can tell stories, and we are always looking for creative thinkers with a passion for investigative and accountability journalism to join our team.
FRONTLINE is also committed to presenting more voices, perspectives and experiences across our platforms. To foster a work environment that values inclusiveness and reflects the broad perspectives of the American public, we encourage applicants from all racial, ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities and functional limitations to apply, especially those from historically marginalized communities.
We work out of WGBH Educational Foundation in Boston, the public media powerhouse, home to 11 public television services, three public radio services, and a number of national television productions, including NOVA, Masterpiece, American Experience and others.
Current Job Openings
We’re seeking to hire a graduating student from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY for its new yearlong journalism fellowship.
In an age of round-the-clock breaking news, FRONTLINE remains committed to provocative, hard-hitting, longform journalism — and this fellow should be, too! The fellow will work alongside FRONTLINE’s dedicated cadre of reporters, producers and digital makers to contribute reporting across our platforms, from the film and podcast series to transmedia projects online.
The fellowship is expected to begin in January. Applicants should be a recent graduate or on track to graduate in December from the Newmark J-School school. FRONTLINE encourages qualified fellowship applicants from all racial, ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities and functional limitations — especially those from historically marginalized communities.
Please send a resume, links to your best work and a cover letter detailing your interest in journalism and the kind of work you’d like to pursue at FRONTLINE to Sarah Childress, Senior Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to apply has been extended to Nov. 15.
Current Internship Opportunities
To apply for any of our internships, email your resume and cover to email@example.com. Please reference the internship you are applying to in the email subject line.
The FRONTLINE Dispatch is a new, narrative podcast series that focuses on telling crucial domestic and international stories with the rigor and tenacity that audiences expect from FRONTLINE.
Our Dispatch interns will assist the podcast team with conducting research, cutting tape, maintaining the audio archive, and fielding producer inquiries. This intern may also work on special projects that include podcast production assistance.
We are looking for candidates with a passion for audio storytelling and news, experience editing audio, strong research skills, and a strong work ethic. This intern should feel confident working independently and taking initiative in a fast-paced environment. The internship requires a commitment of 15-20 hours a week.
Our digital interns assist with research, editing, social media and production of special interactive projects for FRONTLINE’s website and other digital platforms. We’re constantly innovating and experimenting, so gain hands-on experience on a team with lots of opportunities. Our ideal applicants are web-savvy newshounds who are interested in working across a variety of media.
Our editorial interns assist the senior editorial staff with a variety of tasks, including but not limited to conducting research, assisting with the story submission review process, maintaining the series library, and fielding producer inquiries. This internship is an opportunity to work with broadcast professionals to learn the intricacies of producing long format investigative documentary television.
We’re looking for someone with excellent research, writing and organizational skills, in addition to a good work ethic. A candidate should also possess the ability to work independently, take initiative, and must be able to function in a fast paced environment. This internship requires a commitment of 15-20 hours a week. The work schedule is flexible and will be determined on an individual basis.
FRONTLINE is seeking interested students who are eager to learn about and assist with the process of getting a weekly PBS television series on the air. All majors are welcome; television, film, broadcasting or journalism students are especially encouraged. This internship is an opportunity to work with broadcast professionals to learn the intricacies of the post-production process.
Interns will learn how to work within a post-production team, come away with a solid understanding of the post process and current standards and formats, and learn how to operate independently in a top-of-the-line facility. The internship will also provide the opportunity to observe AVID online documentary editing sessions and FRONTLINE screenings. Interns will assist the Post-Production Coordinator and FRONTLINE OutPost staff with a variety of tasks, including but not limited to tracking assets, archiving production media, footage research and client services.
We accept and review resumes on a rolling basis. Interested applicants should be responsible, show initiative, and possess a general understanding of television production. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment. This internship requires a commitment of 16-20 hours a week. The work schedule is flexible and will be determined on an individual basis.
Social Media Internship
Our social media interns work closely with the Online Engagement Coordinator, assisting with the research, drafting and proofing of written content for social media platforms, including Twitter and Facebook. The intern may also take on special projects as assigned, such as researching potential social media contacts, tools, events and opportunities.
We’re looking for candidates with web research skills, strong knowledge of current events, familiarity with FRONTLINE, experience with social media tools, including Twitter and Facebook. Should be familiar with Mac OS, Microsoft Word and Excel.
WGBH is an equal opportunity employer. The community and audience we serve is diverse, and we wish to foster that diversity in our workplace. Toward that end, WGBH does not discriminate against individuals in hiring, employment or promotion on the basis of race, religion, color, sex/gender, gender identity and gender expression, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap or disability, veteran or military status, political belief, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.