Posted: December 18, 2019
Status: Full Time; Exempt
End Date: Open Until Filled
Capital Public Radio’s newsroom continues to expand, and as part of that growth we are now hiring for a new, full-time position: a News Editor to join our award-winning team.
The News Editor will play a significant role in shaping daily news coverage, in addition to developing feature stories and helping with special projects.
We’re looking for an experienced journalist who can:
- assign, oversee and edit daily news coverage and feature stories for broadcast, digital and other platforms
- help with special projects
- develop and coach reporters so that they serve our audience at a high-level
- put on their “reporter hat” and deliver daily news stories, features and other content
- anchor newscasts
- appear on “talk” programs such as Insight With Beth Ruyak
The News Editor should have several years of editorial experience — but not necessarily as an editor. If you are an experienced reporter with exceptional news judgment and a positive, inclusive attitude, this may be an opportunity for a new role.
Instincts for what distinguish a “public radio story” are essential. A passion for NPR and public-service journalism is a must.
The ideal candidate will have a background working in radio and with audio-editing software. But this is not a requirement: We welcome non-audio journalists.
We’re focused on building a diverse and inclusive team; if you’re excited about this position but may not meet all of the qualifications, we encourage you to submit an application.
Duties And Responsibilities
- assigns and edits daily radio news stories
- occasionally 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
- delivers daily stories, features, two-way interviews, digital articles
- collaborates and communicates with NPR and other national outlets as needed
- participates in on-air fundraising and other CapRadio fundraising activities
- other newsroom duties as assigned
Skills And Experience
- college degree, preferably in journalism, or equivalent experience
- several years of newsroom experience (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.