Associate Story Editor


Associate Story Editor




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.


Children's Media is responsible for developing, producing and supervising WGBH multimedia productions for children and families. Children's Media is committed to creating and delivering the highest quality content on television that engages children and enriches their lives with new learning experiences while providing valuable resources for their parents, caregivers, and families.


The Associate Story Editor for WOMBATS will work under the supervision of the Executive Story Editor in the development and editing of scripts, which are being written by a team of writers. This includes: working in collaboration with Executive Story Editor to communicate to writers the notes of many stakeholders to create a unified vision of the story world and characters and meet the series educational goals; communicating issues and deadlines to writers; and working with Coordinating Producer to manage the script schedule and problem-solve issues. The Story Editor will also be the writer of his or her own original stories, which will be edited by the Executive Story Editor.


  • Source new writers for Series, vetting them with Executive Producers, Senior Producer, and Executive Story Editor.
  • Support writers in their onboarding process in writing for a GBH-produced, PBS KIDS series
  • Work with Executive Story Editor in providing writers with notes on scripts, taking production company, broadcaster, advisor, and animation company notes and translating them for writers so that they are understandable and actionable
  • Work with Executive Story Editor and Coordinating Producer to track writing schedule
  • Work with Executive Story Editor to run Premise Meetings
  • Write loglines in collaboration with Executive Story Editor
  • Write five stories, edited by Executive Story Editor


  • Experience writing for animated preschool series
  • Ability to manage writing schedule and juggle multiple priorities
  • Must have proven organizational, editorial, and computer skills as well as the ability to work quickly and accurately under deadline.
  • Must have excellent communication and problem-solving skills, as well as a keen attention to detail.
  • Required computer experience includes: Proficiency with Final Draft Pro, Word, and Excel.


  • Associates degree or equivalent experience is required


This is a project contract 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.



Our vision is to be a pioneering leader in media that strengthens, includes and serves our diverse community, fostering growth and empowering individuals.

We exist to engage, illuminate and inspire.

We harness the creative spirit and reach of public media to deliver compelling experiences, stories and information to audiences, wherever they are.

GBH is the largest creator for public media in America, including PBS, NPR and PRX. National in scope, we are locally rooted. From Boston to the Berkshires, from Worcester to the Cape and Islands, we are dedicated to connecting the Commonwealth through news, programming, learning tools and events.

Hiring process

Hiring Manager: Pascal Chavignat