Senior Supervising Editor / Producer, Morning Edition
Full Time Job
A thriving, mission-driven multimedia organization, NPR produces award-winning news, information, and music programming in partnership with hundreds of independent public radio stations across the nation. NPR listeners value information, creativity, curiosity, and social responsibility – our employees do too.
Morning Edition is NPR’s influential, agenda-setting morning news magazine. The same team also produces Up First, NPR’s new morning podcast. As the Senior Supervising Editor/Producer, you will play a key role in designing and driving the editorial vision for the shows, managing a team of talented journalists. You will lead breaking news coverage of events in the U.S. and around the world, and ensure that the shows are at the leading edge of the conversation across a range of issues, assigning hosts, producers and editors as needed. Working with all shifts across the 24-hour show cycle, the Senior Supervising Editor/Producer, alongside the Executive Producer, will develop and implement the overarching vision for news, features and digital content for the shows. You will also manage personnel and budgetary issues related to the program.
This position will be based in Washington, DC.
• Design and drive editorial excellence and vision for Morning Edition and Up First
• Orchestrate breaking news plans among a team of journalists
• Lead editorial meetings, encouraging staffers to pitch and execute great story ideas
• Organize and maintain staff schedules efficiently, using rotations and training to further staff development.
• Provide written and verbal editorial feedback to staff
• Collaborate with digital news to maximize show content across platforms
• Evaluate, develop, and manage staff performance
• Participate in budgetary reviews and hiring process for Morning Edition and Up First
• Conduct outreach and represent the show in public forums
Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience; journalism degree preferred
• 4-6 previous years of managerial experience
• 8 years’ experience as a news reporter, news producer, or news editor
• Thorough knowledge of news and feature reporting techniques and demonstrated writing ability.
• Proven skill in both news and feature editing is required
• Considerable knowledge of current events, including international and domestic news
• Proven experience working on deadline, in particular a daily deadline
• Experience maintaining high journalistic standards under deadline pressure, including standards of objectivity, balance and fairness
• Ability and willingness to work varied shifts, including rotating overnight and/or swing shifts
• Prior knowledge of broadcast writing and audio production preferred
• Experience producing on digital audio workstations preferred
All applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered.
NPR offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package including health and wellness benefits, retirement, and work/life balance programs, as well as opportunities for career growth and development.
NPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirmatively seeks to hire veterans and people with disabilities. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
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