News Editor (evenings)

News New York City, New York


News Editor (evenings)
WNYC/Gothamist Newsroom

The WNYC/Gothamist Newsroom is seeking a diligent editor to cover New York City and New Jersey into the evening hours.  

This multi-platform editor knows there is always a great story out there, and they are itching to find it. They are calm in the face of calamity, and live for the adrenaline rush of breaking news. They are a coach, collaborator, editor and mentor to reporters in the field, and may occasionally hop on the phone to chase down a tip. They cover news so that it has impact and utility for the diverse citizenry of New York and New Jersey.

For much of the evening, this editor oversees editorial decisions for the country’s largest public radio station, and so must uphold the highest standards of journalistic excellence, ensuring that WNYC’s journalism is ethical, engaging, timely, thorough and fair. They will join an expanding newsroom that’s adding several editing, reporting and digital jobs.

This position manages a night reporter and works Sunday through Thursday until 10:30 p.m. unless the news dictates otherwise. It reports to the Editor of Breaking News.


  • Directing and editing multi-platform reporters covering breaking, day-of and enterprise news
  • Editing audio and text for clarity, thoroughness, clarity, fairness and accuracy
  • Coordinating and assisting with coverage plans, including those for next-day editors
  • Making news decisions on behalf of senior editors outside of regular business hours, communicating on critical issues when needed 
  • Effectively coordinating with other editors and digital journalists for maximum reach across platforms
  • Ensuring that employees are being managed with respect, and play a key role in helping to develop career pathways for successful employees
  • Contributing to continuous improvement of the newsroom climate, culture, and processes
  • Recruiting and retaining a diverse and talented pool of journalists


  • Minimum of 1 year of news editing/supervisory experience, 4 years of professional journalism experience 
  • Excellent, decisive news judgment  
  • Deft writing and editing skills, including the ability to sharpen or rewrite copy with grammatical and style precision under immediate deadline pressure
  • Sophisticated communication skills, including oral and written
  • Deep commitment to accurate, ethical journalism; and impeccable journalistic integrity and judgment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of complex social and cultural issues
  • Self-starter with proven ability to meet deadlines and pay close attention to detail and fact-checking 
  • Ability to manage several stories concurrently
  • 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 competency in newsrooms
  • The intellectual and emotional depth, maturity, self-confidence and interpersonal skills to work effectively and/or interact with the public and with other staff
  • Familiarity with New York City, its news ecosystem and culture


Additional Role Information:

This is a full-time role with competitive compensation and eligibility for full benefits including excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance, paid holidays, vacation, personal time, sick time, parental leave, and a 403(b) retirement plan. 

This position work Sunday through Thursday until 10:30 p.m. unless the news dictates otherwise. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this role is operating in a remote capacity, 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 when it is safe to do so. 

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.