American Public Media
  • Marketplace - 16GA
  • Los Angeles, CA, 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 to 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 a critical time for high-quality, in-depth, enterprise and investigative journalism. The Assistant Managing Editor works hand-in-hand with the Managing Editor to deliver on coverage priorities, with a focus on feature-level journalism across radio programs and growing digital platforms. S/he manages longer term storytelling and reporting projects and special coverage outside of the daily news cycle, working collaboratively to ensure the needs of all news platforms are served. S/he is responsible for planning, guiding and communicating our enterprise reporting projects and identifies and works with external editorial partners on signature journalism projects. With strong news judgment, the Assistant Managing Editor 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.


S/he manages future coverages planning, ensuring that Marketplace is prepared for major news events such as elections and other news specials. S/he fills in for the managing editor as needed.


This posting has an application deadline of December 20, 2017 (10pm PST).


Position Responsibility:

  • Guide a team of editors and reporters to deliver work that meets the highest journalistic standards in Marketplace's unique style.
  • Work with show producers and editors to meet needs of ambitious in-depth, enterprise level editorial agenda. Surface creative ideas and act as champion for needs of enterprise and investigative work.
  • Manage resources and budgets related to long-term projects.
  • 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.
  • Manage in-depth journalistic projects involving external editorial partners.
  • Assist and fill in for managing editor as needed.
  • 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, 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 be 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 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
  • Broadcast journalism experience
  • Enterprise journalism experience


Reporting To This Position:        

  • Data Journalist
  • 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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