January 24, 2020

Peer Groups

Documentary Programming

Requirements for membership in the Documentary Programming Peer Group

Please note that requirements (as outlined below) must be met within the four (4) years preceding one's application for membership or membership review; also, such requirements apply in each instance to the production and/or distribution of nationally exhibited audio visual works. All episodes should be a minimum of thirty (30) minutes in length unless defined otherwise specifically for short form programming. Individuals who have received a Primetime or Daytime Emmy Nomination, specific to this peer group, within the past four (4) years are eligible for Active membership.

Active Status:

Employment and on-air credits in the area of television documentary, informational or other nonfiction nationally exhibited content for a minimum of two (2) years within the last four (4) years (with creative input) in one or more of the following categories including but not limited to:

  • COORDINATING PRODUCER
  • EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
  • FIELD PRODUCER
  • LINE PRODUCER
  • PRODUCER
  • HOST/PERFORMER
  • SENIOR PRODUCER
  • DIRECTOR
  • SUPERVISING PRODUCER
  • WRITER


Or a qualified body of work relevant to the peer group that warrants a waiver of the above requirements. Body of Work designation has all benefits of Active membership with the exception of running for Peer Group Governor.

Associate Status:

Primary professional employment and on-air credits in the areas named above for at least six (6) months, for nationally exhibited content in one of the job categories listed above

Teachers of Broadcast Journalism, Documentary or other Non-Fiction production at the college or university level.

updated 2.25.20

Board of Governors Documentary Programming Representatives

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