Business Associate at GBH

Posted in General Business 10 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

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.


GBH is a public media leader, based in Boston. The World is public radio’s longest-running daily global news program. Our goal is to engage domestic US audiences with international affairs through human-centered journalism that consistently connects the global to the local and builds empathy for people around the world. 

The World is a co-production of PRX and GBH that broadcasts from the Nan and Bill Harris Studios at GBH in Boston, Massachusetts. Launched in 1996 in response to a lack of international news in commercial media, The World has remained one of public radio’s most essential programs by providing its listeners with daily access to voices and stories not heard anywhere else. Our loyal broadcast listenership in the US measures 2.5 million each week, and our reach to global audiences — via broadcast, podcast and the web — is possible because of our strong editorial partnerships and digital distribution agreements. 

At WORLD Channel you can experience the personal stories behind the headlines. Devoted to telling stories that humanize complex issues, WORLD shares the best of public media in news, documentaries, and fact-based informational programming that helps us understand conflicts, movements and cultures that may be distinct from your own. WORLD Channel airs news and documentaries from PBS, WORLD's focus is on its original content, offering a national platform to makers examining issues too often ignored by mainstream media. WORLD’s emerging and master filmmakers spotlight a diversity of voices, telling stories not heard elsewhere.


Working under the supervision of the Business Manager the Business Associate processes financial and administrative transactions for The World and World Channel and other projects as assigned. As a member of the business team, the Business Associate has primary responsibility for the department’s day-to-day accounting activities, including processing purchase requisitions and department invoices, procurement allocations and tracking and other operational needs. In addition, the Business Associate is responsible for supporting the unit’s employees with timesheets and expense support submissions, IT support, and Workday system support as needed.

Candidates for this position should have an interest in financial project management and public media production. Detail- and process-oriented, with ability to problem-solve. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and cultivate productive working relationships with internal stakeholders.


Perform all department financial activities.

  • Timely and accurate completion of key tasks in Purchasing, Billing and Payroll.

  • Work closely with suppliers/vendors and Accounting to set up suppliers as part of the Payment Automation project.

  • Process all accounts payable for the department.

  • Create supplier contracts, receipts and tracking for all departmental Legal agreements.

  • Track and process Talent payments as needed.

  • Work with both internal staff and external producers/vendors to ensure compliance with GBH policies and funder requirements.

  • Assist Business Manager with the necessary support for expense/revenue accruals and other accounting-close requirements.

Act as primary contact for department/project administrative needs.

  • Support department with administrative tasks across time-reporting and expense-reporting and help train new hires on key administrative tasks.

  • Serve as department liaison to service groups across the Foundation, such as HR, Accounting, Budget, Legal, Design, etc., and operate according to policy guidelines.

  • Facilitate asset tracking using IT’s Tech Assets database.  Review on a consistent basis to verify accuracy.

Assist in planning, preparing, and revising department/project budgets.

  • Track and review expenses on an as needed basis for department as assigned.

  • Compile information and support the business unit in the preparation of budget and financial reports.

  • Participate in budget planning meetings.


  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and cultivate productive working relationships with internal and external clients.

  • Proven ability to set priorities, manage deadlines and generate accurate and detailed reports.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Results oriented and analytical.

  • Computer fluency, especially in Workday, Excel required.


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.

Minimum of two years in finance and administration required.


Staff position


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 or by calling 617-300-2000.

Salary: $25.00

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