FRONTLINE is PBS’s flagship investigative documentary series, which explores the issues of our time through powerful storytelling. Our investigations have helped breathe new life into terrorism cold cases, freed innocent people from jail, prompted U.N. resolutions, and spurred both policy and social change. We’ve won every major journalism and broadcasting award, including 91 Emmy Awards and 22 Peabody Awards. Today, our dedicated cadre of reporters, producers and digital makers report across platforms — from our documentaries and podcast series, to longform written narratives and transmedia projects. In an age of 24/7 breaking news, we remain dedicated to thoughtful, incisive accountability journalism. 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 qualified applicants from all racial, ethnic, religious and socioeconomic 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
Audience Engagement Editor
Digital Video Intern
FRONTLINE/Newmark J-School Fellow: FRONTLINE, PBS’s flagship investigative documentary series, is seeking a sharp, enterprising reporter from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY for a yearlong paid fellowship. The fellow, a recent Newmark graduate, will work alongside FRONTLINE’s dedicated cadre of reporters, producers and digital makers to contribute reporting across platforms — from the documentary and podcast series, to transmedia projects online. This fellowship will be writing intensive. Applicants should have a primary interest in written reporting, but will be given the opportunity to expand mediums if an ability and desire is demonstrated.
The fellowship, which is supported by generous funding from The Tow Foundation, runs January-January. Applicants should be on track to graduate in December from the Newmark J-School.
FRONTLINE/Columbia Journalism School Fellowships: FRONTLINE selects two recent graduates from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism for yearlong paid fellowships. The fellows report transmedia projects for FRONTLINE that combine text, video, photography, audio and graphics across broadcast and digital platforms. The endeavor launched in 2015 with funding from The Tow Foundation and WGBH Trustee Amy Abrams and her husband David. Fellowships begin in the fall and last one year. We’ll begin accepting applications for the 2020 fellowships this spring.
Current Internship Opportunities
To apply for any of our internships, email your resume and cover to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference the internship you are applying to in the email subject line. At this time, our internships are unpaid.
Special Projects Internship
Our special project interns this fall will assist FRONTLINE’s award-winning interactive team on a major multimedia investigation that will combine text, video, photography, audio and graphics. Past projects this team has produced include “Inheritance” and “The Last Generation,” which have been recognized by the Emmys, Peabodys, duPont-Columbia Awards and more. We’re constantly innovating and experimenting, so they will gain hands-on experience on a team with lots of opportunities.
Interns will be joining the team for a busy period of production, reporting, and project building. They will contribute in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to: assisting with research, reporting data management, media management and organization. A particular interest in the civil rights era is a plus. This position is unpaid.
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.
This position is unpaid.
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.
This position is unpaid.
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.
This position is unpaid.
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.