Editor, Breaking News #215-12
|Salary Range:||$72,356 - $108,534|
|Employment Type:||Full Time|
|Business Group:||Southern California Public Radio|
The Editor works as part of the larger editorial team in supervising, assigning, and editing reporters. S/he assigns and edits daily and feature stories by station reporters, writes and produces stories as needed, and works with other news staff on daily stories and special projects. The Editor helps maintain SCPRs high journalistic standards, and reports to the News Director.
This is a grant funded position.
Assign daily and feature stories to reporters. Edit all copy and tape, audition actualities and other sound elements and provide final approval for broadcast.
Help coordinate coverage and attend daily editorial meetings.
Work closely with online editor to focus the overall news effort on both radio and Web. Edit material for Web as needed. Assist reporters in developing Web stories, sidebars and special projects.
Work collaboratively to support program staff and newscasters. Participate in editorial projects and special programming.
Provide clear guidance, feedback and supervision to assigned staff. This includes editorial aspects and performance assessment.
Work with other members of the management team to provide strong, consistent leadership of the department.
Assist in development and implementation of editorial and programming policies to achieve consistent, reliable quality and depth.
Hire, supervise, train and manage direct staff through coaching, mentorship, performance meetings and on-going feedback. 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.
Assess performance of assigned staff by establishing standards, working to encourage professional development.
Represent newsroom internally and externally.
Other duties as assigned
Required Education and Experience:
Five years reporting experience, with two years editing or equivalent experience.
Experience reporting or editing business or economic news preferred
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
Experience with digital audio editing systems.
Experience with Internet news production and presentation.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Strong writing, editing, and radio production skills essential.
Knowledge of business and economic issues, including source development, preferred
Knowledge of broadcast journalism
Knowledge of public radio.
Knowledge of radio, web, and print style.
Ability to make quick command decisions.
Ability to effectively execute multiple assignments on deadline
Leadership and personnel skills and ability to develop high performing teams.
Ability to motivate, train and grow employees.
Ability to consistently work well with others and to inspire and lead the staff.
Ability to work collegially and creatively with staff and colleagues at all levels of experience
Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned tasks and goals
Strong communication skills and passion for building relationships via networking both in-person and through social media/online.
Flexibility, ability to respond to changing priorities.
Demonstrated research skills in a professional capacity.
Editing skills: has an understanding of need for interpretative reporting on complex issues
Ability to develop complex story ideas that provide analysis and add context
Ability to see opportunities for tapping audience expertise and other news resources
Ability to use non-traditional approaches including use of PIJ and other audience engagement tools/methods
Well-established contacts and knowledge of the journalism community
Commitment to public service journalism
Preferred Skills and Experience:
Fluency in Spanish or other languages commonly used in southern California
Reporting To This Position: Reporters
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
o Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time
o Required to move about in the community
o Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping.
o Moderate noise level
o Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.
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