New Jersey & Suburbs Editor
New Jersey & Suburbs Editor
The WNYC/Gothamist Newsroom is seeking a diligent, creative and ambitious editor to lead our New Jersey & Suburbs desk. This is a critical role in a growing newsroom that strives to make the New Jersey and New York region work for the people who live here.
This Editor will oversee a team of multiplatform reporters who cover politics, housing, and the workforce in New Jersey and New York City’s suburbs. This role also manages a community engagement reporter who will develop and strengthen our relationships with our audience in these neighborhoods and cities. We have ambitious goals to reach new, diverse audiences through impactful and audience-focused journalism, and this desk is a key part of that mission.
The right candidate has excellent news judgement, loves this region, and has an eye for compelling and impactful reporting. This editor will guide their team members as they produce a balance of daily, original enterprise and investigative coverage.
This editor is responsible for upholding the highest standards of journalistic quality and integrity, ensuring that WNYC’s journalism is engaging, timely, accurate, clear, thorough, fair and impactful.
The New Jersey & Suburbs editor reports into WNYC’s Deputy Editor.
- Create and operationalize a strategic vision for the New Jersey & Suburbs desk’s journalism that attracts loyal and diverse audiences in digital, on-air, on-demand audio and social
- Work with reporters on the desk to develop clear lines of coverage and beats
- Hold all content to the highest journalistic standards -- from breaking news to longform features
- Create and execute team goals while mentoring, developing and coaching direct reports
- Organize daily and long-term coverage planning that is communicated clearly and with intention
- Collaborate with peers and partners across the organization, bringing visibility to daily coverage and contributing to major projects
- Foster a culture of accountability, creativity and innovation in storytelling
- Minimum of 5 years professional journalism experience
- Strong text and digital editing skills with additional editing experience in audio preferred.
- Ability to lead, inspire, manage and deliver feedback to a team of reporters
- Ability to conceive and execute innovative approaches to storytelling with a demonstrated ability to see the story that’s going to engage readers and to anticipate reader interests
- Deft writing and editing skills, including the ability to sharpen or rewrite copy with grammatical and style precision under deadline
- Sophisticated communication skills, including oral, written, and public speaking
- 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 projects 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
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.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this role is currently operating in a remote capacity, however, this position is expected to have a hybrid schedule long-term with some time spent at 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.
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.