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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.
WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web, including the national series Frontline, Nova, American Experience, Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, and more than a dozen other prime-time and lifestyle series.
In addition to the national series, WGBH is also one of the major producers of children’s programming for PBS and is also a key player in the production of audio programming through its relationship with the public media podcast producer and distributor, PRX. WGBH is a leader in the creation of educational assets for teachers, and developed what became PBS LearningMedia, a massive, free source of educational assets for K-12 teachers across the country.
In over 50 years of active production, WGBH has been recognized with every major award in broadcast and digital media excellence, including Emmys, Peabodys, and Columbia-duPont Awards.
For more than three decades, American Experience has been the most-watched and is now the most-streamed history series in the US. The series has been hailed as “peerless” (The Wall Street Journal), “the most consistently enriching program on television” (Chicago Tribune), and “a beacon of intelligence and purpose” (Houston Chronicle). On air and online, the series brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that have shaped America’s past and present.
WGBH seeks a dynamic leader to run its legendary American history series. This creative individual will oversee all production for the series. They will be responsible for the strategic vision for the series, maintaining the DNA of this thriving brand while continuing to evolve the storytelling to best resonate with the audience of today and tomorrow. This executive will be responsible for all aspects of the enterprise including budget, fundraising, donor and funder relations, development of the slate, and ensuring that every aspect of production meets the highest standards of quality and integrity. They will play a key role in continuing the team’s efforts to diversify our makers and our content and to broaden the footprint of American Experience into an increasingly digital future.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree required. 5-10 years’ experience. Experienced documentary filmmaker with a record of integrity, quality, and excellence.
Sucherman Group has been exclusively retained for this search by WGBH . Rich Rickenbacker is leading this search. To make recommendations or to express your interest in this role please submit your materials to [email protected] . Please make sure to include “WGBH” in the subject line, so Rich and the Sucherman team can respond as fast as possible. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.About Sucherman Group
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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.