Weekend Editor, Music
Full Time Job
Weekend Editor I, NPR Music (temporary)
NPR Music is looking for an editor to fill a temporary position.
NPR Music publishes content in many formats on many platforms. Our team includes critics, podcast hosts, video producers, editors and beyond, covering a wide range of musical genres and backgrounds. The successful applicant should have a strong awareness of contemporary music, the live music and recording industries, and be curious about and love music that comes from many voices and genres; we’re not looking for an authority in one genre or beat. A big part of this editor’s work at NPR Music will be knowing when and where to look for the right voice to cover a certain musician, song or album.
We are looking for a candidate who can work autonomously through all steps of the editorial process – identifying, assigning, editing and publishing – but knows when to reach out and ask for help when it’ll make a story better. Primary responsibilities for this position will include coordinating coverage of developing stories (not breaking news, but not long-lead features) with NPR’s news and arts desks. You’ll edit text-based reviews, short essays, blog posts and news pieces, and will work with visual and social media editors to coordinate art and promotion of pieces published on NPR.org and other platforms.
The 40-hour position is Wednesday through Sunday. This position is fully remote and can be performed from anywhere in the United States.
Across our organization, we’re building a workplace where collaboration is essential, diverse voices are heard, and inclusion is the key to our success.
• Assign, edit and publish text-based features (reviews, essays, blog posts, news pieces, etc) on NPR.org
• Work with NPR Music’s team of editors to plan coverage of new music
• Coordinate coverage of developing stories with NPR’s news and arts desks
• Work with NPR Music staff writers and freelance contributors to develop and execute stories on a range of subjects and musical genres
• Work with NPR Music’s visual and social media editors and producers to coordinate art and promotion of pieces published on NPR.org and other platforms
• Oversee NPR Music’s editorial workflow and social presence on Saturday and Sunday, including coordination and publication of breaking news and developing stories
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in journalism
• At least four years experience reporting, writing and/or editing music, arts or culture-focused stories
• Ability to work quickly and independently
• Ability to communicate clearly with staff in other departments at NPR to coordinate coverage of music
• Demonstrated news judgment
• Demonstrated ability to oversee multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
• You’ll edit text-based reviews, short essays, blog posts and news pieces, and will work with visual and social media editors to coordinate art and promotion of pieces published on NPR.org and other platforms
• Able to work Wednesday through Sunday
• Able to work remotely, as well as in person once it has been determined that in person work has been reinstated
• Familiarity with content management systems
• Familiarity with Twitter and Facebook
• Knowledge of AP Style
• Passion for music journalism
NPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NPR is committed to being an inclusive workplace 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, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, religious belief, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, lactation, and reproductive health decisions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, transgender status, gender non-conforming status, intersex status, sexual stereotypes, nationality, citizenship status, personal appearance, marital status, family status, family responsibilities, military status, veteran status, mental and physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, genetic characteristics of yourself or a family member, political views and affiliation, unemployment status, protective order status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law.