Supervising Editor, Morning Edition
Full Time Job
Supervising Editor, Morning Edition (Short-Term Acting Assignment)
Morning Edition is NPR’s influential, agenda-setting morning news magazine. As Supervising Editor/Producer, you will play a key role in designing and driving the editorial vision for the show and NPR’s top-rated news podcast Up First. You will lead breaking news coverage of events in the U.S. and around the world, and ensure that the show is 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 Supervising Editor/Producer, alongside the Executive Producer, will develop and implement the overarching vision for news, features and digital content for the show while managing a team of talented journalists. You will also manage personnel and budgetary issues related to the program.
• Demonstrated ability to make smart decision quickly, in a high-pressure environment, to ensure that our morning flagship properties have the sharpest possible mix of stories.
• Edits host interviews, reported stories, and other program content. Leads hosts and producers in developing story ideas, editing audio and producing news reports, features and special projects.
• Works with hosts and producers to determine proper approach to stories, subjects to be discussed and individuals to be interviewed.
• Ability to work on the UpFirst Podcast in developing the line-up content.
• Tracks ongoing flow of news and recommends specific stories and areas of coverage.
• Guides program producers on content, length and style considerations as they affect journalistic integrity.
• Ensures that all material aired meets NPR programs’ standards and practices, including standards of fairness, objectivity and balance.
• Assists with coordinating with desk editors and other NPR departments.
• Collaborate with digital news to maximize show content across all platforms.
• Supervises ME staff as assigned by the Executive Producer.
• Manages and evaluates staff performance, including providing regular feedback and guiding career development.
• This position works a variety of shifts including Sunday – Friday and overnights.
• The is a short-term position that runs through January 31, 2021.
• Other duties as assigned.
This position works a variety of shifts including Sunday – Friday and overnights. The acting assignment runs through January 31, 2021.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
• At least eight years’ experience as a news reporter, news editor or news producer, including work on breaking news and daily news coverage, the generation of story ideas and the research and development of stories. Detailed knowledge of current events, including domestic and international news.
• Thorough knowledge of news and feature reporting techniques and demonstrated writing and verbal skills.
• Ability to work quickly and efficiently under daily deadline pressure.
• Experience maintaining high journalistic standards under deadline pressure, including standards of objectivity, balance and fairness.
PREFERRED COMPETENCIES & SKILLS
• A minimum of 5 years of through knowledge of broadcast writing and audio production preferred.
• Previous experience editing and working with hosts and producers.
• Experience with digital audio production.
• Experience working in/or knowledge of public radio and the public radio system.
• Previous managerial experience.
• Quality-Decision Making
• Critical Thinking Skills
• Problem-Solving Skills
• Attention to Detail
• Results Driven
• Managerial Courage
• Manages Complexity
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. NPR is committed to being an inclusive place to work that welcomes diverse and unique perspectives, all working toward the same goal – to create a more informed public. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.