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Senior Editor, News

Department: Content Status: Full Time; Exempt End Date: Open Until Filled


Capital Public Radio is looking for a full-time Senior News Editor to join its award-winning and fast-growing team. As one of CapRadio's newsroom leaders, the Senior News Editor wears several hats:

helps assign, oversee and edit daily news coverage for broadcast, digital and other platforms edits feature stories and enterprise projects, and works with reporters to develop concepts collaborates on ''big picture'' goals and special projects, such as election coverage and podcasts is an essential player when it comes to team-building and developing reporter skills occasionally gets in the trenches and delivers daily news stories, two-way interviews and features; anchors CapRadio newscasts; and makes appearances on CapRadio ''talk'' programs such as Insight We are looking for an experienced journalist with clear-headed news judgment and several years of editorial experience. Instincts for what distinguishes a ''public radio story'' are essential.

Relationships matter, and the Senior News Editor needs to be someone who supports CapRadio staff via meetings and one-on-one check-ins.

The ideal candidate will have a background working in radio and with audio-editing software. But this is not a requirement: We're focused on building a diverse and inclusive team, so if you're excited about this position but may not meet all of the qualifications, we encourage you to apply.

A passion for NPR and public-service journalism is a must.

Duties And Responsibilities

assigns and edits daily radio news stories plans, develops and edits feature-length radio stories plans, develops and edits content for digital and other platforms works closely with the Managing Editor on big-picture projects helps oversee CapRadio's partnership with dozens of California public radio stations occasionally delivers daily and feature stories, including two-way interviews, digital content and appearances on CapRadio and NPR ''talk'' programs collaborates and communicates with NPR and other national outlets as needed participates in on-air fundraising and other CapRadio fundraising activities conducts newsroom meetings when the Managing Editor is absent other newsroom duties as assigned Skills And Experience

college degree, preferably in journalism, or equivalent experience several years of newsroom experience, preferably as an editor (radio/audio experience a plus) a passion for public radio news and programming high-level news judgment Salary And Benefits

The salary range for this position is $70,000 to $75,000. We offer:

Medical, dental, vision, chiropractic and acupuncture insurance Long-term disability and group life insurance Paid holidays Flexible Vacation Retirement plan with employer matching Flexible spending plan for health and dependent care Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume and link to three editing samples to careers@capradio.org. You can address your cover letter to Managing Editor Nick Miller.

In addition, please include responses to the following:

Choose a CapRadio audio story from the past six months and explain how it succeeds and where it falls short (less than 150 words) Tell us about one of your favorite radio/podcast programs (less than 150 words) Identify a crucial issue in Northern California and describe how you would assign a reporter to cover it in a unique way (150 words) Capital Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer. EOE


Send materials to: careers@capradio.org

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