Editor, Daily News Magazine #164-12
|Salary Range:||$72,356 - $108,534|
|Employment Type:||Full Time|
|Business Group:||Southern California Public Radio|
|Description:||The Editor is responsible for the overall editorial quality of a daily news magazine show. S/he plays a critical role in establishing the shows coverage priorities and making assignments that respond to those priorities. The editor edits reporter/producers, associate producers and other staff. The Editor ensures show content consistently meets the highest journalistic standards. The Editor is responsible for oversight, management and supervision of reporter/producers. |
Assign daily and feature stories to reporter/producers and associate producers.
Edit all copy and tape for the show, audition actualities and other sound elements and provide final approval for broadcast.
Assign and edit freelance contributors.
Help supervise the audio editing of stories and interviews.
Ensure content produced for online and social media meets the highest possible journalistic standards.
Originate ideas for stories and segments.
Provide clear editorial guidance and feedback to staff.
Help supervise interns and volunteers.
Collaborate and coordinate with other KPCC broadcast and digital editorial staff.
Work with Senior Producer to provide strong, consistent leadership of the team.
Work with Senior Producer to hire staff.
Supervise, train and manage reporter/producers through coaching, mentorship, on-going feedback, and performance assessments. Involve HR on performance issues as needed. ,
Foster a creative and productive work environment. Create development opportunities and individualized development plans for staff and training to enhance skills and foster growth.
Represents newsroom internally and externally.
Coordinate coverage and attend daily editorial meetings.
Assist in development and implementation of editorial and programming policies to achieve consistent, reliable quality and depth.
Other duties as assigned
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelors degree in Journalism or equivalent experience.
Five years reporting experience, with two years broadcast editing or equivalent experience
Experience in maintaining high journalistic standards under deadline pressure, including standards of objectivity, balance and fairness.
Some experience providing work direction or supervisory experience.
Some experience assigning stories and editing copy
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Strong news gathering, writing and editing skills.
Knowledge of radio, web, and print style.
Proven editorial judgment with a commitment to accuracy, fairness and balance.
Leadership and personnel skills and ability to develop high performing teams.
Ability to prioritize work, make decisions, and work productively in a fast-paced news environment, and have the temperament to enjoy the process.
Ability to develop complex story ideas that provide analysis and add context
Ability to consistently work collegially and creatively with staff and colleagues at all levels.
Ability to motivate, train and grow employees.
Ability to inspire and lead staff.
Strong interest in, and knowledge of, international, national, and local issues.
Excellent coaching, communication and teamwork skills.
Commitment to public service journalism
Understanding of and commitment to quality management and continuous improvement
Familiarity with and appreciation of public radio
Ability to work across a range of skills and in a flexible manner, carrying out responsibilities in accordance with SCPRs mission, values and professional standards
An understanding of the need for interpretive reporting on complex issues
Ability to see opportunities for tapping audience expertise and other news resources
Well-established contacts in, and knowledge of, the journalism community
Preferred Skills and Experience:
Fluency in Spanish or other languages commonly used in southern California
Strong radio production/editing skills.
Experience with digital audio editing systems.
Experience with Internet news production and presentation.
Knowledge of online journalistic practices, HTML, and software use helpful.
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