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Ann Arbor Michigan United States 48103


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Afternoon/Evening Editor

Job ID: 63640
Job Views: 1015
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Postal Code: 48103
Job Category: Radio
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: 60000 per year
Posted: 09.18.2021

Job Description

Michigan Radio, NPR's largest member station in the state, is looking for an Afternoon/Evening Newscast Editor. You will report to the News Director.
You will be the primary editor for newscast spots and web posts produced by Michigan Radio reporters and shared by Michigan Public Radio Network reporters between 2pm – 10pm.
You Will:
  • Be the primary editor for all spot news broadcast and web stories between 2 pm and 10 pm, including packages produced by Michigan Radio news staff, MPRN, MPRN members, station reporters and freelancers.
  • Ensure accuracy of spot news packages and web posts.
  • Maintain awareness of Michigan news issues and events and participate in daily afternoon editorial meetings.
  • Train and assign newsroom interns.
  • Be on-call for assigning and editing breaking news coverage every fourth weekend.
  • May be called upon to serve as a reporter during breaking news or crisis coverage at direction of News Director
You Have:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and proficiency with standard spelling, grammar, punctuation, and AP style.
  • Strong news judgment, writing, and editing skills, and the ability to work with multiple reporters and platforms under tight deadlines.
  • A strong understanding of journalism ethics
  • Enthusiasm for independent, high-quality, fact-based journalism on all platforms.
Benefits at the University of Michigan
In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:
  • Generous time off
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
You should apply if you:
  • Have a passion for public radio journalism and experience editing on deadline
  • Are organized and ready to jump into a fast-paced, collaborative newsroom
  • Knowledge of Michigan and its communities

Additional Information
The salary range for this position is $60,000 -$65,000; however, a higher salary may be considered for an exceptionally qualified candidate.
Application Deadline 
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. 
How To Apply:
Apply online at Enter 204388 in the Keyword.      
Follow online application instructions. A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. You may also see this posting at   
Michigan Radio EEO Statement
Michigan Radio is committed to attracting and retaining a creative workforce filled with varied perspectives and experiences to enhance and continue our mission of producing trusted content to grow a diverse community of listeners. 
We are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for people from all backgrounds, identities and ages. 
U-M EEO/AA Statement 
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy 
COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine, as of August 30, 2021.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.


Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent years of experience
At least one year of experience as a news editor in print, digital or broadcast. Radio/Audio production skills are preferred, as is experience working in public radio newsrooms.
Familiarity with Adobe Audition and Newsboss

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