Editor, Magazine Shows & Newscast

News New York City, New York


Description

Editor, Magazine Shows & Newscast

The WNYC Newsroom is looking for a creative and ambitious editor to oversee local broadcasts of Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition and ensure the highest quality programming and coverage. 

The newsroom is growing both in size and ambition. This role will play a critical role in helping the newsroom achieve its goals of making New York work for the people who live here. We’re seeking a journalist who is passionate about live radio and producing engaging, informative daily news shows. The right candidate will think creatively about how to reach new, diverse audiences and prioritize our ongoing effort to bring more of the public into our coverage. They will be an empathic manager and strategic thinker who can implement ideas tactically. They will possess excellent news judgment and journalistic ethics. And they will have a passion for New York City and the surrounding region. 

This role reports to the Director of Audio Strategy. 

Responsibilities

  • Partner with newsroom and station leadership to develop strategic plans to grow and develop the shows
  • Cultivate a work environment that leads to a high level of productivity, creativity and professional fulfillment
  • Support hosts in pursuing field assignments and other special projects
  • Meet regularly with various stakeholders, including programming, marketing, social media, membership, and digital teams
  • Stay up to date on the latest news and work closely with the deputy editor, the beat editors, and the senior producers to ensure the show’s daily content is relevant and accurate
  • Help to strengthen workflows to ensure news content flows efficiently and effectively from the reporting teams to the shows and newscast
  • Collaborate across the organization, working with all of the content creators as well as supporting departments
  • Edit newscast content, 2-ways, and features, as needed 
  • Supervise the two senior producers and manage the staffing calendar
  • Attend daily, weekly, and monthly editorial meetings
  • Convene and lead quarterly meetings about each show’s progress, direction, sound, and audience
  • Assist in collaborations with other WNYC productions, as needed

Qualifications

  • At least six years of audio journalism experience, with a focus on show production and management
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team and supervise content creation
  • Excellent broadcast writing and editing skills
  • Fluency in audio editing, use of a CMS, and other broadcast and digital delivery systems
  • Superb organizational and time management skills
  • Extensive experience leading breaking news coverage
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and pay close attention to detail and fact-checking
  • Impeccable journalistic integrity and editorial judgment
  • Ability to manage several tasks at once
  • Excellent communication skills, both spoken and written
  • Joy in working in a collaborative, environment, 
  • Ability to consistently deliver and take direction and feedback
  • Extensive knowledge of the New York City metro area, its news ecosystem and culture
  • Sophisticated understanding of the broadcast landscape, including applicable metrics, relevant audience trends, and audience engagement techniques 
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to contribute an equity lens to every aspect of people development and management processes, and ability to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in newsrooms
  • The ability to work effectively and/or interact with the public and with other staff at NYPR

 

Additional Information

This is a full-time role that includes benefits. New York Public Radio offers competitive compensation with excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance, vacation, personal, sick time and parental leave.

This role is currently operating remotely, with the ability to optionally work from the office/studio sometimes, which is encouraged. However, this position is not a permanent remote position and is part of the New York City staff and may be expected to work from the New York office in a hybrid capacity within the next few months. 

Given this role will be on-site all or some of the time, being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required unless NYPR has approved a specific religious or medical exemption in advance of the first day of work. At this time, NYPR defines being fully vaccinated as having received two Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations or one Johnson and Johnson vaccination.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

New York Public Radio is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We continuously strive to place our employees at the center of our thinking and elevate inclusive practices to develop and support a more engaged and productive workforce. Our journalism and operations in the service of that journalism benefit from a broad range of perspectives, from all backgrounds, at all levels of the organization. Diversity is essential to honest, authentic, accurate storytelling and reportage; creating an institution in which all voices are encouraged, valued, and heard.

 Equal Opportunity

New York Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving the goal of equal employment opportunity for all. Applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions without regard to mental or physical disability, race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin, citizenship status, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, employment status or any protected federal, state or local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved. 

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