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FRONTLINE/Columbia Journalism School Fellow

Boston, MA 02109
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GBH 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.


FRONTLINE is PBSs flagship investigative documentary series, which explores the issues of our time through powerful storytelling. Our investigations have helpedbreathe new life into terrorism cold cases,freed innocent people from jail,prompted U.N. resolutions, andspurred both policy and social change. Wevewon every major journalism and broadcasting award, including 89 Emmy Awards and 20 Peabody Awards.Today, our dedicated cadre of reporters, producers and digital makers report across platforms from our documentaries and podcast series,to long-form written narratives and transmedia projects. In an age of 24/7 breaking news, we remain dedicated to thoughtful, incisive accountability journalism.

FRONTLINE is also 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.


FRONTLINE is hiring two graduating students from the master's programs at Columbia Journalism School to join our digital team and work as reporting fellows for a finite period of one year. Although this is primarily a writing position, candidates will be expected to conduct research for the film series.

FRONTLINE reporting fellows pursue and report original digital stories for our website, as well as for transmedia projects, sometimes combining text, video, photography, audio and graphics. By unearthing stories at their earliest stages and taking flexible, platform-agnostic approaches to telling them, fellows play a key role in FRONTLINEs work to meet audiences where they are across the digital landscape.

We are looking for strong reporters and creative storytellers with a passion for experimentation who are committed to unearthing and researching under-reported stories then pursuing them with rigor, thoroughness and fairness. Previous investigative reporting experience is preferred, as well as experience working across a range of media including text, video, audio and visualizations and using data and investigative tools. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work closely with FRONTLINE's editorial and digital teams and, as projects allow, with our filmmakers, podcast team and other editorial partners.


  • Report and write regular original stories for the website.
  • Assist with fact-checking and research for the film series.
  • Coordinate with digital video, podcast and other teams on future stories.


  • Excellent writing, reporting, organizational and communication skills.
  • Strong news judgment.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Comfortable managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently.


Master's degree from Columbia Journalism School.


This is a one-year fellowship position.

GBH 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, GBH 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.

Posted: 2021-03-26 Expires: 2021-04-24
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