FRONTLINE, U.S. television’s longest running investigative documentary series, explores the issues of our times through powerful storytelling. Since its premiere in 1983, the series has won every major journalism and broadcasting award, including 89 Emmy Awards and 20 Peabody Awards. Today, pbs.org/frontline remains one of PBS's most popular general-audience sites with over 200 full-length documentaries available free to stream anywhere, anytime.
FRONTLINE stands alone in providing the breadth and depth of coverage needed to understand our world. Our long-form documentaries and approaches to innovative storytelling have bolstered the series’ reputation for fairness, accuracy, credibility and transparency.
FRONTLINE, one of the nation's most respected investigative documentary units, is seeking an Outreach Engagement Producer to help us introduce and connect our films, our journalism, and our brand with new, engaged, and diverse audiences across distribution platforms. At the heart of this work is helping the series to raise its visibility and to ensure its sustainability.FRONTLINE, one of the nation's most respected investigative documentary units, is seeking an Outreach Engagement Producer to help us introduce and connect our films, our journalism, and our brand with new, engaged, and diverse audiences across distribution platforms. At the heart of this work is helping the series to raise its visibility and to ensure its sustainability.We are seeking candidates who will creatively devise a strategic engagement plan around our broadcast schedule with clearly defined objectives and measurable results. The goal is to connect our content and special initiatives with appropriate partners, supporters, and audiences in real world settings. Working collaboratively with FRONTLINE’s audience team and in consultation with WGBH’s Station Relations, the Outreach Engagement Producer will devise and oversee a multitude of live events where our documentaries and other innovative projects can be prominently featured and experienced.Additionally, the Outreach Engagement Producer will work cooperatively with the series’ Development Producer and WGBH’s Major Gifts team to conceive, plan and execute cultivation events for prospective major donors to the series throughout the US.
40% Foster and maintain new partnerships with key professional, journalism, and advocacy organizations to raise awareness of the series’ journalism and brand among policymakers, academics, funders, and influencers.
25% Devise and plan outreach events to showcase the series documentaries and special projects and to introduce FRONTLINE’s content to more diverse audiences across distribution platforms.
25% Work cooperatively with Development Producer and WGBH’s Major Gifts team to conceive and plan cultivation events for prospective donors to the FRONTLINE Journalism Fund.
10% Provide written summaries and narratives as requested for funding proposal and reports, institutional memos, newsletter items, etc.
5+ years experience in a communications or community outreach position, either within an organization or an agency. Solid experience developing and executing creative campaigns and live events.
The ideal candidate must be organized, intuitive, detail-oriented and a creative thinker and problem solver who can collaborate effectively with a wide variety of people and organizations. Excellent written and oral skills a must. High level of attention to detail. Strong initiative and ability to work independently to meet strict deadlines and achieve goals under pressure. We are especially interested in applicants who are both versed in and inspired by documentary production and distribution.
Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, PR or related filed preferred.