Supervising Editor/Producer, Morning Edition
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. As Supervising Editor/Producer, you will play a key role in designing and driving the editorial vision for the show, 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 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. You will also manage personnel and budgetary issues related to the program.
Essential Duties Include
• Drive editorial excellence
• Orchestrate breaking news plans
• 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
• Conduct outreach and represent the show in public forums
• Exhibit an ability and willingness to work varied shifts; to include a rotating over-night shift
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
• Previous managerial experience preferred
• 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.
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