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

Yes, Benefits

Position Summary:


Now, be honest: Are you that person who reads everything from newspapers to social media posts to a child's handwritten story to yes, even this job ad and you can't help but think about ways to make it a little bit sharper, a little bit better? Do you spot typos and grammatical errors everywhere? When someone tells you a story, do you immediately think, "Why?" If this sounds like you, let's talk. 


Marketplace is looking for an editor to join our expanding digital team. You'll become a part of a shop that's recognized as an industry leader in meaningful and creative storytelling. More than 14.8 million weekly listeners tune into our award-winning radio shows with Molly Wood, Kai Ryssdal and David Brancaccio. Now we're evolving into a multi-media enterprise centered around the ambition of raising the economic intelligence of all Americans. 


So, what's the job? The digital editor will ensure the highest editorial standards and cultivate the distinctive "Marketplace voice" as we significantly increase the amount of original enterprise reporting across digital platforms, including the website, newsletters, social media and more.


A successful candidate will be comfortable working across multiple media from text to audio to video to interactives. As needed, this editor will support the growth of additional digital products and data journalism with original research and writing.  


This posting has an application deadline of August 10, 2018 (10pm PST).


Responsibilities include: 

  • Review all online copy published on Marketplace's digital platforms (including social media channels, videos, and graphic journalism), for errors of spelling, grammar, and usage.
  • Fact check all online original stories.  
  • Edit and write compelling headlines that echo the program's distinctive voice.
  • Research and write original copy for digital products as needed.
  • Work with radio and digital teams to shape and coordinate online story packages.
  • Help develop editorial guidelines for online content, as needed.
  • Maintain currency with local, national, and international news.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • 4+ years of editing experience.
  • Expertise in fact-checking stories for accuracy, context, and proper attribution.
  • Working knowledge of social media.
  • Stellar organizational skills and proficiency in implementing editing workflow.
  • Sharp eye for detail.
  • Keen news judgement.


Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Rigorous commitment to fairness and accuracy.
  • Voracious curiosity.
  • A deep understanding of the Marketplace voice.
  • Resourcefulness and ability to problem-solve.
  • Independence, initiative and excellent judgment.
  • Ability to effectively manage and execute multiple assignments on deadline.
  • Leadership skills and ability to develop high-performing teams.
  • Familiarity with content management systems.
  • Ability to work collegially and creatively with staff and colleagues at all levels of experience.


Reporting To This Position:        None


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
    • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping
  • Working Conditions: 
    • Moderate noise level
    • Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions
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