WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station, is a public media organization committed to exceptional journalism and deep civic engagement — providing news, analysis and entertainment on air, online at wbur.org, on demand and on stage. WBUR is the home of national programs Here & Now and On Point, reaching millions of listeners each week on more than 500 public radio stations nationwide. The WBUR iLab produces popular podcasts including Circle Round and Endless Thread. WBUR serves its local community with the largest public radio newsroom in the country and with CitySpace a dynamic, new venue for civic discourse and cultural exchange.
The Managing Editor will play a key role in shaping and directing WBUR’s local news coverage, overseeing teams of reporters and editors responsible for investigations, arts and culture, education and the environment.
Reporting to the Executive Editor, News, the position requires someone who is high energy, motivated and proactive. Someone who has a passion for coaching and inspiring reporters and editors to do the best work of their careers. This role will work very closely with the Executive Editor, News, the Managing Editor, Managing Producer and Executive Editor, Digital, to strategize and execute coverage across all platforms, including on air, print, social media, newsletters, and live events. The person plays an active, behind-the-scenes role within the organization to plan and think critically about news, to recruit and develop top, diverse talent, and to help foster a workplace of collaboration, respect and inclusion.
A key aspect is the ability to work with reporters and editors closely at the story level, while simultaneously seeing the big picture of the newsroom. The position requires a highly resourceful, multi-platform editor who strives to lift reporting and storytelling skills on all platforms. Someone with a track record of managing teams and complex projects with many stakeholders.
Highly competitive compensation package. Comprehensive health package and retirement benefits.
To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to: email@example.com
Boston University holds the station license. Boston University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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