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.

    DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

    NOVA is the most popular primetime science series on American television, demystifying the scientific and technological concepts that shape and define our lives, planet, and the universe. The PBS series is also one of the most widely distributed science programs worldwide and is a multimedia, multiplatform brand reaching more than 55 million Americans every year on TV and across digital platforms. NOVA’s important and inspiring stories of human ingenuity, exploration, and the quest for knowledge are regularly recognized with the industry’s most prestigious awards. As part of its mission to make the scientific enterprise accessible and relevant to all, NOVA is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its work, from the production process to the range of stories we tell to the storytellers and voices feature. In addition, science educators across the country rely on NOVA for resources used in the classroom and museums, libraries, and after-school programs. NOVA is a production of GBH Boston; more information can be found at pbs.org/nova or by following NOVA on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

    ​​POSITION OVERVIEW

    Leveraging the combined experience and expertise of producers, journalists, and educators on our team, NOVA launched the NOVA Science Studio in 2018, a program that empowers students with the skills to tell engaging stories about science through short-form video. The NOVA Science Studio is NOVA’s first youth program and our first project to create educational resources to teach science communication to high school teens aged 14-18.

    Under the direction of NOVA’s Director of Education and Outreach, the Program Manager will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the NOVA  Science Studio program in collaboration with partnering PBS stations in 6 sites, producing programming and promotional materials for program participants, planning and conducting training sessions for site coordinators and station staff, and helping to develop and manage an editorial review process for content production and submission for publishing. The Program Manager will ideally have experience as both a producer of digital media and an educator and be familiar with youth media programs. 

    The Program Manager will also manage strategic partnerships with content and outreach partners for the NOVA Science Studio, assist in developing content for PBS LearningMedia, and promote published content to an online network of science educators.

      RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Execute main programming duties, including training site coordinators, tracking the production of original student content, facilitating workshops led by NOVA staff, and making updates to programming materials during the year-long program
    • Manage logistics among all the program sites, including ensuring that programming and promotional materials are available to partnering PBS station teams as well as the six program sites, creating a timeline for programming, planning events for launch and close of programming
    • Manage the editorial review process for student-produced content 
    • Execute all promotion and outreach for the NOVA Science Studio to educators online, assist in the production of resources for PBS LearningMedia, and promote the program and its resources at STEM education conferences and events
    • Assist in the collection of metrics for evaluation and reporting to funders

    SKILLSET

    • A bachelor’s degree in education, science, or media production with at least five years of work experience in STEM outreach or education
    • Experience producing, editing, and promoting digital video content
    • Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a team and external organizations
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Expressed interest in science journalism and communication
    • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
    • Willingness and ability to travel
    • Ability to multitask in a deadline-driven environment
    • Proactive and a team player
    • Experience working with middle and high school students in out-of-school and in-school settings
    • Familiarity with social media platforms including Twitter and Facebook and video publishing platforms like YouTube
    • Familiarity with and fluency in a variety of multimedia production and software programs, including Adobe Premiere
    • Bilingualism

    EDUCATION

    Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience

    JOB STATUS

    Project Contract

    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 human_resources@wgbh.org or by calling 617-300-2000.

  • GBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web, including Frontline, Nova, American Experience, Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, Arthur, and more than a dozen other prime-time, lifestyle, and children’s series. GBH also is a major supplier of programming for public radio and a partner with Public Radio International (PRI). As a leader in educational multimedia for the classroom, GBH supplies content to PBS LearningMedia, a national broadband service for teachers and students. GBH also is a pioneer in technologies and services that make media accessible to those with hearing or visual impairments. GBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors: Emmys, Peabodys, duPont-Columbia Awards and Oscars. Find more information at www.wgbh.org.

Organization: 
Job Location: 
Boston, MA
United States
Job Category: 
Project Management
Job Type: 
Full time