We’re Hiring a Digital Coordinating Producer!

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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.

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

GBH Children’s Media is an international leader in creating compelling educational and engaging media for a wide variety of audiences. The group develops content for all major platforms and, please note, this position is focused on digital games development. The department’s work in digital reaches a huge online and mobile audience, in and out of homes and classrooms. This vibrant digital work for kids keeps public media relevant in the 21st century and the collaborative, team-based approach to creating these products makes GBH a dynamic, friendly and exciting place to work. The team also partners with learning scientists to build the research base for understanding early learning with interactive technology. This position would be in the Children’s Media department, supporting a variety of digital kids apps and game-based projects.

JOB OVERVIEW

The Digital Coordinating Producer will work in close collaboration with the Executive Producer and Senior Producers to manage the production of educational games, websites, and other digital learning resources to ensure projects are completed on time and on budget and at an industry-leading level of quality.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with Executive Producer and Senior Producer to manage production timelines for digital games and features: schedule and manage resources, run production meetings and standups, oversee sprint planning and JIRA ticketing, distribute deliverables to reviewers and coordinate feedback.
  • Support Executive Producer and Senior Producer in executing the creative direction for digital features.
  • Manage specification documents, plans, and deliverables for digital features.
  • Work with Senior Producer and Producer to produce and write content for digital features.
  • Manage play testing with children.
  • Act as point person for voice records: coordinate casting materials and scripts; liaise with studio; attend records.
  • Oversee Quality Assurance process.
  • Support collaboration with researchers and advisors; help manage client and vendor relationships; act as point person across GBH departments.
  • Work closely with Executive Producer and Senior Producer on content planning for future projects.
  • In general, support the production team: attend series-related meetings and creative reviews; work with Executive Producer and Senior Producer to create presentations; submit materials for award opportunities.
  • Mentor Production Coordinator and interns.

SKILL SET

  • Digital games and website production experience essential. 
  • Must have demonstrated ability to motivate and manage production staff and promote teamwork.
  • Ability to deliver high-quality product within time, scope, and budget constraints.
  • Must have excellent management skills, writing ability and interpersonal skills. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelors or equivalent work experience. Candidates should have strong digital production experience, with an affinity and enthusiasm for working with technology, education and children’s media; experience developing ideas for digital learning products; ability to work collaboratively across diverse teams and with all levels of staff and stakeholders. Creative problem solver with strong sense of initiative. Four to five years of production experience.

JOB SPECIFICS

This is a staff 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. 

We’re Hiring a Designer!

An Associate Digital Designer combines three core Practices

  • Visual Design — the fundamentals of composition, typography, graphic form, color theory, and motion design / kinetic art
  • Experience Design for Children — conceiving an end-to-end experience for kids, mapping out the sequence of game flow in concert with research and engagement goals
  • Design Production — mastery of Adobe Creative Suite and other essential design tools to output deliverables, including wireframes and motion graphics 

… in service of three key Functions

  • Children’s Game Designer — apply educational and/or learning goals to engaging games for kids
  • Web Designer — design for websites, apps, social media, and other digital environments 
  • Graphic Artist — create new graphics, either by manipulating existing or illustrating original art 

We’re Hiring a Designer!

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We’re looking for an Associate Digital Designer who combines three core Practices

  • Visual Design — the fundamentals of composition, typography, graphic form, color theory, etc.
  • Animation Design — applying visual design principles across a timeline to create motion graphics and kinetic type
  • Production Design — mastery of Adobe Creative Suite and other essential design tools to output deliverables

… in service of three key Functions

  • Children’s Game Designer — apply educational and/or learning goals to engaging games for kids
  • Web Designer — design for websites, apps, social media, and other digital environments
  • Graphic Artist — create new graphics, either by manipulating existing or illustrating original art

For more, check out the full job description.

Research Position!

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WGBH Education seeks a Research Analyst to dive into all aspects of research, analysis, and evaluation within the Education group.

This position requires experience with research methods, data collection and analysis, excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and an eagerness to learn more about educational research processes.

More details about the post – and how to apply for it – here.

More Hiring! Director of Strategic Development

 

Screen Shot 2018-09-10 at 10.59.54 AM.pngWGBH Education — a leader in educational media for young people, educators, and caregivers — seeks an experienced education professional to lead funding and strategic development for our work.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Education and working with team members, the Director of Strategic Development will be responsible for conceptualizing and researching new projects, identifying appropriate partners, and developing financial and other support for Education Department projects.

The Director will also help chart departmental strategy driving toward educational impact among underserved populations.

We’re looking for entrepreneurial candidates with strong grant-writing and fundraising experience, deep understanding of local and national education landscapes and government agencies, as well as familiarity with strategic project development and innovative business models for revenue generation. Also essential are communication, collaboration, analytic, and organizational skills.

Experience with STEM and/or social studies education is a plus.

WGBH is Boston’s PBS. 

See full job description and apply here.

WGBH seeking animators (2D! 3D! GIFs! AR!) to work on new series

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WGBH is seeking creators with expertise in many forms of animation — 2D cartoons, animated GIFs, 3D animation, motion graphics, game engine filmmaking, augmented reality — to work inside WGBH as Creative Residents on new digital programming in a new studio called Launchpad at WGBH.

Launchpad is currently focused on formats related to science media and aims to reach and inform a diversity of audiences, but animators don’t need to have expertise in science. For each of Launchpad’s Fall 2018 cycles, WGBH will select up to 5 Creative Residents to receive a $2,000 stipend to work on new programs for a duration of 3 weeks.

The next deadlines are Friday September 14, 2018 (for October 2018) and Friday October 12, 2018 (for November 2018).

For more information and application instructions, visit https://www.wgbh.org/foundation/launchpad

We’re Hiring a Production Coordinator!

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We are looking for a Digital Production Coordinator to join our Children’s Media team at WGBH. This position will primarily support WGBH’s digital development of a new STEM-focused Ready to Learn project for PBS that includes mobile games, app, web content, and learning adaptivity tools.

The Digital Production Coordinator will take on a key support role, working hand-in-hand with senior producers to help ensure the project is completed on time, within budget, and at an industry-leading level of quality. Responsibilities will include managing the day-to-day production schedule and deliverables, creating and managing task lists, fostering communication across the team, writing requirements and other content, managing user testing, and coordinating QA.

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For more about us and our team: https://wgbhkids.com/process/

Apply to Position: P-02827