Senior Editor, News
Posted: November 8, 2019
Status: Full Time; Exempt
End Date: Open Until Filled
Capital Public Radio is looking for a full-time Senior News Editor to join its award-winning and fast-growing team. As one of CapRadio’s newsroom leaders, the Senior News Editor wears several hats:
- helps assign, oversee and edit daily news coverage for broadcast, digital and other platforms
- edits feature stories and enterprise projects, and works with reporters to develop concepts
- collaborates on “big picture” goals and special projects, such as election coverage and podcasts
- is an essential player when it comes to team-building and developing reporter skills
- occasionally gets in the trenches and delivers daily news stories, two-way interviews and features; anchors CapRadio newscasts; and makes appearances on CapRadio “talk” programs such as Insight
We are looking for an experienced journalist with clear-headed news judgment and several years of editorial experience. Instincts for what distinguishes a “public radio story” are essential.
Relationships matter, and the Senior News Editor needs to be someone who supports CapRadio staff via meetings and one-on-one check-ins.
The ideal candidate will have a background working in radio and with audio-editing software. But this is not a requirement: We’re focused on building a diverse and inclusive team, so if you’re excited about this position but may not meet all of the qualifications, we encourage you to apply.
A passion for NPR and public-service journalism is a must.
Duties And Responsibilities
- assigns and edits daily radio news stories
- plans, develops and edits feature-length radio stories
- plans, develops and edits content for digital and other platforms
- works closely with the Managing Editor on big-picture projects
- helps oversee CapRadio’s partnership with dozens of California public radio stations
- occasionally delivers daily and feature stories, including two-way interviews, digital content and appearances on CapRadio and NPR “talk” programs
- collaborates and communicates with NPR and other national outlets as needed
- participates in on-air fundraising and other CapRadio fundraising activities
- conducts newsroom meetings when the Managing Editor is absent
- other newsroom duties as assigned
Skills And Experience
- college degree, preferably in journalism, or equivalent experience
- several years of newsroom experience, preferably as an editor (radio/audio experience a plus)
- a passion for public radio news and programming
- high-level news judgment
Salary And Benefits
The salary range for this position is $70,000 to $75,000. We offer:
- Medical, dental, vision, chiropractic and acupuncture insurance
- Long-term disability and group life insurance
- Paid holidays
- Flexible Vacation
- Retirement plan with employer matching
- Flexible spending plan for health and dependent care
Submit a cover letter, resume and link to three editing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can address your cover letter to Managing Editor Nick Miller.
In addition, please include responses to the following:
- Choose a CapRadio audio story from the past six months and explain how it succeeds and where it falls short (less than 150 words)
- Tell us about one of your favorite radio/podcast programs (less than 150 words)
- Identify a crucial issue in Northern California and describe how you would assign a reporter to cover it in a unique way (150 words)
Capital Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer.