American Public Media
  • Marketplace - 16GA
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Yes, Benefits


Position Summary:

Perhaps you know Marketplace as a bunch of radio programs, covering business and the economy in a way that doesn't make your eyes glaze over. Sure, we'll take that. After all, Marketplace is the most listened to set of programs on the economy across tv or radio. But it's also so much more. Marketplace is expanding into a multi-platform enterprise centered around the ambition of raising the economic intelligence of all Americans.  We like to think we do a pretty good job of connecting the dots from the macro to the micro of the economy and helping people understand the economic forces that shape their lives.

We want smart, driven, energetic journalists to join our team at this exciting time, as we converge the digital and broadcast sides of our operations. The two Deputy Managing Editors will work closely with the Managing Editor to oversee that convergence, as well as increase and improve the coverage we provide to our ever-growing audiences.

The DMEs will work hand in hand with the Managing Editor to execute on Marketplace's editorial vision, and lead a team of editors and reporters across platforms. The Deputy Managing Editors will be central in creating a virtuous cycle of storytelling centered around our key areas of focus. We want individuals who are passionate about reaching audiences where they are, be it through a short video on Instagram, a creative story on the radio or one of our Podcasts, or by way of a smart visual on the website.

In addition to being passionate about storytelling, the Deputy Managing Editors must be proven leaders who can help drive and inspire A team of editors and reporters. More than a dash of organizational skills, and a fondness for planning, would be great, too. The Deputies will fill in for each other as needed, as well as for the Managing Editor.


The location for the Deputy Manager Editor position(s) will place one DME in Los Angeles, CA and one in New York, NY.

This posting will remain open until the positions are filled.


Position Responsibility:

  • Provide editorial direction across dayparts, platforms and programs, ensuring a consistency of coverage for all Marketplace daily content.
  • Work with show producers and editors to meet needs of ambitious in-depth, enterprise-level editorial agenda.
  • Oversee staff scheduling and planning.
  • Guide a team of editors and reporters to deliver work that meets the highest journalistic standards in Marketplace's unique style.
  • Manage workflow to reflect editorial priorities.
  • Ensure timely delivery of all staff enterprise and feature stories to digital platforms and, working with Marketplace digital leadership, develop, edit and deliver digital-first and digital-only content.
  • Assist and fill in for managing editor as needed.
  • Hire and lead staff by:
    • Creating a culture of constructive performance coaching and regular, ongoing feedback.
    • Encouraging creativity, invention and productivity.
    • Embracing diversity in staff make-up.
    • Creating and encouraging individualized development opportunities and plans for staff.
  • Work within a team environment, responding to the needs of all Marketplace programs and digital news platforms.
  • Read widely and remain well-informed about news, current events, business, economics, history and public policy.
  • Communicate Marketplace vision, mission, values, and needs within organization, industry and to outside world.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
  • 7+ years of related work experience editing, reporting or producing journalism.
  • Supervisory/management experience is required. Management experience must demonstrate an ability to create and enforce high standards and an ability to teach, inspire and lead.
  • Experience working in multi-platform environment producing news content for broadcast and web.
  • Experience maintaining high journalistic standards under deadline pressure.
  • Experience with and knowledge of journalism ethics and practices.
  • Ideally have experience in taking a traditional newsroom and training it to think about how to tell stories on multiple platforms.


Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • A background in business journalism is not necessary, but a desire to tell business and economic stories in a clear, explanatory and fun style is.
  • Forward-thinking, savvy, and a dynamic leader who loves the thrill of the daily chase.
  • Leadership skills, from recruitment to coaching, training and development.
  • Strong knowledge of workflows across multiple platforms
  • Demonstrated leadership and personnel skills, with proven ability to develop and maintain a positive, diverse, creative, high performance culture.
  • Ability to motivate staff and develop exceptional teams.
  • Must work well with all levels of the organization.
  • Outstanding strategic thinking and planning, decision-making, and communication abilities.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of public broadcasting, and commitment to the mission of APM.
  • Ability to lead and manage change in a fast-moving environment.
  • Excellent and persuasive writing ability.
  • Ability to manage projects and personnel, to keep projects on target and accomplishing deliverables.
  • Budget management abilities.


Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Broadcast journalism experience
  • Enterprise journalism experience


Reporting To This Position:        

  • Sr. Editors
  • Copy Editors
  • Interns


Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Physical Demands: 
    • Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time
    • Required to move about in the community
    • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping.
  • Working Conditions: 
    • Moderate noise level
    • Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply.

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