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

Yes, Benefits

Position Summary:

Marketplace is looking for a senior producer/editor to oversee a new multi-platform initiative that includes our daily Marketplace Tech show, as well as tech coverage across our other platforms.

Marketplace's mission is to raise the economic intelligence of the country through the unorthodox story, the casual conversation and the unexpected angle on the news. We connect the dots for audiences everywhere so they can understand the economic forces big and small that shape their lives. We reach more than 14 million weekly radio listeners, and several million more on podcasts, video, and digital platforms.

The goal of our tech coverage is to demystify the digital economy, uncovering and illuminating how tech influences our lives and our economy in unexpected ways. Our coverage focuses on big ideas, like: Who has access to life-changing technology ' and who doesn't?  How is technology changing the ways we spend our time and the ways we do business? What happens when tech goes too far?   

The senior producer/editor will work closely with the host to develop a strategy for distinctive coverage. They will run a team of reporters and producers, assigning news features and interviews across platforms with the goal of sustaining loyal and finding new audiences on air and online. Ease with digital journalism and audience engagement through social media is a must.  

The successful candidate will be a change agent. They will embrace new ways of working and evangelize them throughout the shop. They will hire and manage a cohesive team and demonstrate exceptional skills in communicating and driving the team's shared vision and goals. 

This posting will remain open until the position is filled.

Position Responsibility:

  • Lead strategy to achieve insightful, distinctive, original coverage of tech and the tech economy for audio and digital platforms
  • Work with Managing Editor and show producers to determine priorities, develop coverage streams, series or other special coverage, and scheduling.
  • Oversee Marketplace Tech production team, including pitching ideas and producing daily episodes
  • Assign and edit features that meet or exceed Marketplace standards for originality, insight and sound/digital quality.
  • Plan and assign daily and short-term coverage (spots, Q's, short-turnaround features) to provide Marketplace shows with timely reports and voices on the news.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with other editorial outlets to expand audience for and deepen impact of Tech coverage.
  • Represent Marketplace to outside constituents to expand reach of Tech coverage.
  • Work with digital team to highlight Marketplace's digital platforms as a place for national discussion and conversation of tech issues.
  • Focus on audience growth for podcast, broadcast show, and digital audience.
  • Hire, supervise, train, and manage direct staff through providing work direction, constructive performance coaching, mentorship, performance meetings, and on-going feedback. 
  • Foster a creative and productive work environment.  Create development opportunities and individualized development plans for staff and training to enhance skills and foster growth.
  • Work within a team environment, responding to the needs of Marketplace, Marketplace Morning Report, our on-demand shows and digital.
  • Maintain and communicate an up-to-date schedule of assigned features and other elements.
  • Respond when breaking news develops, and plan well ahead to stay out in front of events and issues.
  • Initiate and oversee special programming, coordinating with editorial leadership, brand team, finance and other enterprise leaders.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field; OR equivalent work experience.
  • 7+ years of related work experience editing, reporting or producing.
  • 3+ years of supervisory/management experience.  Management experience must demonstrate an ability to create and enforce high standards and an ability to teach, inspire and lead.
  • National experience required.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Ability to recruit, coach and develop talent.
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Ability to motivate employees, train and grow staff.
  • Ability to conceive and guide reporting on complex and many-layered issues.
  • Deep understanding of her/his role in the production process and ability to lead others in that context.
  • Deep understanding of the Marketplace voice and the ability to translate that to reporters and producers
  • Highly specialized depth of knowledge.
  • Excellent organizational skills that enable her/him to work independently but collaboratively as required, within a complex environment.
  • Well-established contacts and knowledge of journalism.
  • Ability to maintain high journalistic standards under deadline pressure, including standards of objectivity, balance, and fairness.
  • Sound critical judgment skills and the ability to make decisions regarding credibility, personality and value of material to the program.
  • Excellent teamwork skills, including the ability to oversee, as well as work with a team.
  • Ability to respond when breaking news develops on the beat, and also other topics when necessary.
  • Production skills, including digital editing experience.
  • Ability to establish and carry out/communicate strategy.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Background in business, finance and the economy.
  • Outstanding knowledge of and experience in broadcast journalism.
  • Well-established contacts and knowledge of the broadcast journalism community.
  • Understanding and empathy of societal issues that revolve around money.
  • Ability to operate remote and on-site recording equipment, edit audio, and prepare all elements of program in ready-for-broadcast form.

Reporting to this Position:

  • Reporters
  • Producers

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 at extensive periods of time
    • Reach with hands and arms
    • Balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch
    • 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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