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Department Overview

Since its inception in 1983, FRONTLINE has served as PBS’s flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its debut as “the last best hope for broadcast documentaries,” FRONTLINE’s stature over 35 seasons is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. FRONTLINE never shies away from tough, controversial issues or complex stories. In an age of round-the-clock breaking news, FRONTLINE remains committed to deep, provocative, hard-hitting, long-form journalism.


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Position Overview

The Podcast Producer will produce stories for The FRONTLINE Dispatch, FRONTLINE’s new documentary podcast. They will nurture story ideas from conception to completion and be responsible for a variety of editorial tasks. In addition to reporting stories of their own, they will also be responsible for collaborating with other reporters and producers in our newsroom as well as commissioning original reporting from journalists around the world. Their role will include conducting or overseeing research, planning, field recording, interviewing, script writing, editing, directing narration, mixing, fact checking and all other aspects of editorial production. They will also be responsible for helping to strategize on the editorial direction of the podcast and will liaise as appropriate with FRONTLINE departments such as Audience Engagement, Digital, Business etc. 

Essential Functions 
50% Producing and reporting stories for the FRONTLINE Dispatch 
30% Directing and producing outside reporters 
20% Working with other FRONTLINE departments such as Audience Engagement, Business, Digital, etc.


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Skills Required

Candidates should have narrative journalism and audio production experience. 
Experience editing with ProTools preferred.


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Educational Requirements

Bachelor's degree preferred.
Job Location: 
Boston, MA
United States
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Job Type: 
Full time
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