Jim Bracciale manages the day-to-day operations for the series, overseeing the series budget, directing fiscal planning and forecasting, and monitoring multi-year funding streams. He is responsible for negotiating production budgets with PBS, CPB, philanthropic foundations, independent producers and others, as well as brokering collaborative partnerships with major media outlets.
Jim’s work to secure additional funding grants for FRONTLINE has allowed the series to expand it broadcast schedule and to introduce new strategic initiatives, including a partnership collaboration desk, multi-platform investigative reporting, and a content innovation project with YouTube. He has also taken on the project management for a Ford BUILD grant and the Knight and CPB-funded Local Reporting Initiative, as well as the theatrical release of the critically acclaimed documentary For Sama. During his tenure at FRONTLINE, Jim has introduced new production models and immersed himself in new technologies to bring the series content across new media platforms, including podcasts and virtual reality projects.
Before joining FRONTLINE in 1988, Jim worked in magazine publishing in New York City at Vanity Fair and New York Magazine. He received a B.A. from Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York, and a Graduate Certificate of Special Studies in Administration and Management from Harvard University.