Director of Programming

  • Boston, MA
  • Full Time
  • Mid Level

Job Description

This is a newly created role within Boston Globe Media Partners. We are seeking an experienced individual to head up the Globe’s expansion into television and radio. This role will dual report to the newsroom and business side. 

Who We Are Looking For:

  • A dynamic, passionate, collaborative leader who can work through ambiguity, and bring others along on the journey to delivering a new product
  • Someone with strong instincts and intuition into what makes a great story, both in written and audiovisual formats
  • A big-picture thinker that also understands the importance of the details coming together to deliver a high-quality product, and can direct those details in a cross functional environment
  • An individual who thrives on bringing others along on a new product journey, someone who can lead, direct, and inspire the teams to work together to make a great product
  • Operating in a way that would use an inclusive lens, thinking of audience and story content


  • Manage, direct and oversee planning and production of a 5-day-a-week video news program, consisting of multiple segments, that you will help create and shape
  • Manage, direct and oversee engagement with the Globe production team, and Globe newsroom: all Globe reporters/columnists/editors, studio talent on all matters relating to the production of the show
  • Responsible for exercising independent judgment in determining story placement, teases, graphics, writing, timing and all other editorial and production elements 
  • Attend relevant newsroom meetings and meet with newsroom frequently to mine stories, selects items that would best translate to TV show format and audience


  • Experience as a Producer or Showrunner for a news or segment-based TV product
  • Experience in managing and directing multi-disciplinary teams
  • Exposure to, or experience in, research and development for stories, either print/digital news-based or in other formats
  • History working in or with a newsroom or story creators as content partners
  • Metabolism and experience producing a large amount of content at one time, thinking three dimensionally about banked and daily content
  • Bachelors’ and/or Master’s Degree in Journalism, Communication and/or TV Production desired, or equivalent work experience
  • A willingness to adapt and be audience focused, with a curious mindset and a commitment to creating an inclusive work environment 

Vaccination Statement:

BGMP will require that all employees, including temporary employees, co-ops, and interns, regardless of work location, provide the company Human Resources team with proof of vaccination status through the secure system that will be provided for these purposes. For those who are not vaccinated for company-approved and verified medical and/or religious reasons, that same system will also allow you to upload required weekly COVID test results. Failure to comply with or enforce any part of this policy, or misrepresentation of compliance with this policy, may result in discipline, up to and including termination of employment

EEO Statement:

Boston Globe Media is an equal employment opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, national origin, citizenship or any other protected characteristic. Boston Globe Media is committed to diversity in its most inclusive sense.

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