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

Yes, Benefits


Position Summary:

 

It's an exciting time to join Marketplace. We are an industry leader in telling meaningful and creative stories on the radio with over 14 million weekly listeners, and we're evolving into a multi-media enterprise centered around the ambition of raising the economic intelligence of all Americans. 

 

It's also an exciting time to be in the news industry. The Managing Editor (Content/Coverage/News) drives the reporting and editing operations of Marketplace during an unprecedented era of political, technological and social change in the United States and around the world.  S/he finds ways to bring the unique Marketplace approach to coverage across the enterprise.  S/he manages the editors and reporters to deliver on coverage priorities, ensuring quality, timely and insightful coverage across programs and news platforms. S/he oversees planning and communication of the daily editorial agenda across Marketplace. With strong news judgment, the Managing Editor (Content/Coverage/News) implements an ambitious editorial agenda with an understanding of what makes Marketplace distinctive and how to maintain that distinctive edge in an increasingly competitive environment. Strong daily coverage and distinctive journalism are at the core of the Marketplace newsroom. S/he balances that with insightful, longer feature and enterprise coverage.

 

S/he works collaboratively with show leads and digital leadership to ensure coverage meets audience needs on all platforms and to drive new, daily news- related projects. 

 

This posting has an application deadline of December 16, 2017 (10pm PST).

 

Position Responsibility:

  • Lead a team of editors and reporters in coverage of the major news stories of the day in an unorthodox way, with an angle that is uniquely Marketplace and meets the highest journalistic standards - as well as balancing longer-term and enterprise stories.
  • Work with show producers and editors to meet needs of ambitious editorial agenda, understanding the needs of a 24-hour news cycle on different platforms.
  • Own daily assignment process and schedule, incorporating schedule of longer term assignments across all platforms.
  • Develop and own breaking news protocol.
  • Work with editors and reporters on how to cover and break news through the regular Marketplace beats/desks. Assist reporters on the development of coverage areas.
  • Manage workflow to reflect editorial priorities.
  • Act as a key collaborator with all newsroom editors to plan their story deadlines
  • Ensure quality and timely delivery of all daily stories to digital platforms, and collaborates with the digital team on posting breaking news on Marketplace.org and other digital platforms
  • Hire and lead staff by:
    • Creating a culture of constructive performance coaching and regular, on-going 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, guiding coverage while also 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.
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience in: editing, broadcast, print or online journalism.
  • 5+ years of supervisory/management experience.
  • Management experience must demonstrate an ability to lead a staff with high standards, demonstrating an ability to teach, and inspire. 
  • 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 be a dynamic leader.
  • Leadership skills, from recruitment to coaching, training and development.
  • Strong knowledge of workflows across multiple platforms
  • Demonstrated leadership and personnel skills and ability to motivate staff and develop high performing teams.
  • Ability to consistently work well with others and to inspire and lead the staff.
  • Excellence in leadership with proven ability to develop and maintain a positive, diverse, creative, high performance culture.
  • 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:

  • Master's degree
  • Business or national journalism experience
  • Broadcast journalism experience

 

Reporting To This Position:        

  • Assistant Managing Editor
  • Editors
  • Senior Editors
  • Reporters

 

 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.

 

 

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