Grant Writer (FRONTLINE)

WGBH Educational Foundation
  • Location
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Feb 14

Position description

Since 1983, FRONTLINE has served as PBS's flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," this celebrated television journalism series explores and investigates the critical issues of our times. FRONTLINE's year-round television broadcast schedule includes long-form documentaries and magazine-format programs. The series has also expanded into the digital media space, producing digital-exclusive short-form videos and interactives and creating new opportunities for pursuing and publishing enterprise reporting. FRONTLINE's website, one of the earliest websites for television, remains one of PBS's most popular general-audience sites, hosting over 200 full-length documentaries for free viewing online.

The Grant Writer will report to FRONTLINE's Managing Director and will work in close coordination with WGBH's Development Division, with a dotted line report to the Associate Director of Foundation Development. The Grant Writer will lead in the development of grant proposals for FRONTLINE for selected philanthropic foundations, federal funding agencies, and grant-making film institutes and funds. As a part of these duties, s/he will manage the research, drafting, approval process, and production of proposals involving many stakeholders. Responsibilities include: 1) in cooperation with WGBH's Development Division staff, assess current programming and foundation interests to identify potential funding opportunities; 2) explore funding opportunities with federal/government agencies as well as grant-making film organizations and funds; 3) compile, draft, and produce grant proposals as well as interim and final reports required by donors; 4) manage internal coordination and communication procedures around proposal/grant tracking and oversight; 5) perform other administrative and writing duties as needed.


Candidates should have 5-7 years work experience in fundraising and grant-writing and demonstrate a track record in successful proposal development. Excellent communication and writing skills are essential, including the ability to convey complex information to a general audience. This position also requires a demonstrated ability to balance multiple projects in a deadline environment and to work successfully as a member of a team.

Educational Requirements

Bachelor's degree required, graduate degree preferred.

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