Assistant Digital Editor

Post Date:May 19, 2023Type:Full time
Start Date:ASAPSalary:$55,000 - $60,000
Location: United States - Massachusetts - Boston Job Reference:R002291
Job Description:

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.



At GBH, we believe in the advantages of coming together to build community, mentor and learn from colleagues, and connect more deeply with our mission. As a result, the majority of our staff are hybrid and work both from home and onsite. Our current hybrid approach requires staff to work onsite a minimum of one day each week: every Tuesday. Hybrid staff are also welcome to come in additional days each week or may be asked to come in on other days by their manager. 


All employees who will be working on-site at any GBH facility and/or attending GBH events are required to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines as defined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) unless a request for an accommodation on medical or religious grounds has been requested and approved by GBH.


FRONTLINE is PBS’s flagship investigative documentary series, exploring the issues of our time through journalism that speaks truth to power.


We’ve?won every major journalism and broadcasting award, including 104 Emmy Awards and 28 Peabody Awards to date.?Today our dedicated cadre of reporters, producers and digital makers report across platforms — from our documentaries?to transmedia projects. In an age of 24/7 breaking news, we remain dedicated to thoughtful, incisive accountability journalism. 


As a member of public media, it’s a core part of our mission to reflect the diverse perspectives of all of the people we serve, while grounding our work in an understanding of how forces, including racism, sexism and classism, have shaped American life and institutions. We seek both to foster a work environment and to produce journalism that values inclusiveness and reflects the broad perspectives of the American public, from all racial, ethnic, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities and functional limitations, particularly those from historically underrepresented communities.



We’re seeking a talented Assistant Digital Editor to join FRONTLINE’s digital team in running the series’ award-winning website, a dynamic, trusted destination for high-quality investigative documentaries and a wealth of accompanying journalism. The Assistant Digital Editor will report to the Digital Editor and support the publication and presentation of FRONTLINE’s multiplatform journalism — from our streaming films and stories with reporting partners, to podcasts, to original text and multimedia stories — helping to deliver a compelling, easily-navigable experience on our site. The Assistant Digital Editor will support efforts to ensure that FRONTLINE's website remains competitive, innovative and highly visible.


Ideal candidates will be creative, highly organized, excellent communicators and thrive in a collaborative, fast-paced journalism environment. They should be passionate about FRONTLINE’s mission of holding power to account and familiar with the series’ rigorous editorial and ethical standards.



  • Assist in publishing documentary landing pages and partner stories on our site, including coordinating with editorial and local journalism partners

  • Assist with writing, editing, designing and reviewing newsletters

  • Review social language for editorial accuracy

  • Maintain digital team calendars of anniversaries/news events; liaise with other departments as appropriate; update bios on website, awards page, etc.

  • Review and edit announcements and descriptions of archival documentaries being considered for republication as needed

  • Write digital stories as needed

  • Coordinate with PBS about digital team updates and issues


Strong news and editorial judgment and adherence to the highest ethical standards that represent FRONTLINE's values of fairness and integrity

Impeccable attention to grammar, excellent proofreading and line editing skills (knowledge of AP Style a plus)

Excellent organizational and communication skills

Knowledge of digital publishing, SEO, analytics, social media for news

Knowledge of FRONTLINE's work and curiosity about the evolution of the digital news space

Strong team player, detail-oriented and meticulous

Ability to write journalistically and report as needed

Familiarity with editing content in WordPress CMS and Photoshop or other image editing software a plus


Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience required. 0-3 years related experience required.

Staff Position


GBH is an equal opportunity employer. The community and audience we serve are 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 based on race, religion, color, sex/gender, gender identity and gender expression, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, disability, veteran or military status, political belief, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application Process Assistance

GBH will reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities who need adjustments to participate in the application or interview process. To initiate an accommodation request, contact the Human Resource department by sending an email to or by calling 617-300-2000.

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Contact Information
Alyssa Mullen-Zidik
1 Guest Street
Boston, MA 02135
United States
Ph: 6173003750

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