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Company: WGBH Educational Foundation
Address: Boston, MA
WGBH Educational Foundation
WGBH enriches people’s lives through programs and services that educate, inspire, and entertain, fostering citizenship and culture, the joy of learning, and the power of diverse perspectives.
WORLD Channel shares stories that humanize complex issues. WORLD presents the best of public media in news, documentaries and fact-based informational programming that helps us understand conflicts, movements and cultures that may be distinct from our own. WORLD’s original content offers a national platform to makers examining issues too often ignored by mainstream media. These emerging and master filmmakers spotlight a diversity of voices, telling stories not heard elsewhere. WORLD has won a Peabody Award, Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award, News and Documentary Emmy and numerous national honors—including an RTNDA Kaleidoscope Award, a Media for a Just Society Award, two Lesbian & Gay Journalist Awards, a Gracie and an Asian American Journalists Award. WORLD Channel is 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.
WORLD is growing it’s production, acquisitions and distribution unit and is hiring a for the newly created position of Director of Acquisitions and Distribution Strategies . This position will help lead the expansion of acquisitions and distribution of WORLD’s original content to additional platforms here in the U.S, around the world. Duties will include helping to broker new co-productions and acquisitions, leading efforts to expand the distribution of content to additional platforms. Will also work with WORLD’s Executive Producer nurture and grow a diverse group of content partners and contributor organizations, festivals who believe in WORLD Channels mission and regular work in collaboration to source content from independent producers. This new position is essential to executing on WORLD’s vision of amplifying under respected voices and storytellers in public media.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree required. Preferred MFA or MA in film of MBA Business. Foreign Language (Eg. Spanish, Mandarin, French ). A minimum of 5-7 years’related acquisition and distribution experience. A strong journalism background with experience working in production at some level. Experience managing and trafficking projects from acquisition to shutdown.
This is a project contract position
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.