Editor, Education Team #117-13
|Salary Range:||$73,441 - $110,161|
|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 for radio, web, mobile and live events coverage. S/he oversees the stations four-reporter education team and other reporters, with responsibility for helping reporters identify and develop daily and enterprise stories, gather news and tell stories effectively for broadcast and digital platforms and work collaboratively with other staffers on special projects and broadcasts. The Editor helps maintain SCPRs high journalistic standards, and reports to the Managing Editor/ Newsgathering.
Oversee daily and enterprise work by reporters, individually and as an education team. Edit scripts and web copy, do sound edits including editing audition actualities and other sound elements and provide final approval for broadcast.
Lead planning and development of content for Pass/Fail education blog and integrate reporters work in ongoing coverage for daily broadcast shows, web site and magazine and talk shows.
Participate in editorial leadership team, helping plan and execute coverage across desks, develop new approaches for cross-platform reporting and create a lively atmosphere of creative endeavor and journalistic excellence.
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.
Supervise, train and manage direct staff through coaching, mentorship, performance meetings and on-going feedback. Involve senior managers and 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 education 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 broadcast journalism and public radio
Knowledge of radio, web, and print style.
Ability to make decisions on deadline, direct coverage and communicate effectively with colleagues and supervisors
Ability to effectively execute multiple assignments on deadline
Leadership and personnel skills and ability to develop high performing teams.
Ability to consistently work well with others and to inspire and lead the staff.
Strong communication skills and passion for building community relationships via networking both in-person and through social media/online.
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 recognize and act on opportunities for tapping audience expertise and other news resources
Ability to use non-traditional approaches including use of Public Insight Journalism 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:
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
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