Job Description:

General Summary

The Daily News Editor oversees news content on air and on ctpublic.org as a content creator and editor. They will edit, write and produce digital stories and radio stories, curate news streams from partners and NPR, create audio and multimedia content, edit the newsroom staff's radio and digital output, and coordinate with our social media team.
Working with the news editors, the Daily News Editor works across the news team to identify, assign and implement daily coverage for CT Public News.  Working with news hosts and reporters, the editor will develop engaging and relevant daily content, while working with newsroom leadership to set and execute overall coverage priorities for CT Public's audience.

Essential Functions

  • Manages daily newsroom assignments, in conjunction with Senior Editor / News.
  • Oversees and manages digital news pages and stories.
  • Edits and improves posts by other News staffers, creating and adding visual and multimedia content wherever possible.
  • Writes, edits, and curates a robust news presence on ctpublic.org.
  • Oversees News newsletters, with weekends and night work possible.
  • Plans for daily radio and digital, in conjunction with Senior Editor News (Morning Edition, All Things Considered, midday newscasts, bizcast, CTPublic.org, our app, NPROne, and social media).
  • Coordinates daily coverage with the New England News Collaborative (NENC), as well as with external content-sharing partners (CTMirror.org, C-HIT, AP Story Share).
  • Manages the daily UCB workflow.
  • Works to diversify voices in CT Public news coverage online, and on-air.
  • Carries out most responsibilities in the office, is readily available for collaboration and consultation within the department and across the organization, and fills in with reporting needs as circumstances require.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Responsibilities
Our Editor has many responsibilities.  Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinates with editorial and team leaders on newsletter, digital and linear TV/Radio strategies around each project.  
  • Writes, edits, and curates a robust news presence on ctpublic.org.
  • Contributes to CT Public talk shows and Visuals programming.
  • Plans for special coverage opportunities on major upcoming news events.
  • Looks for opportunities to produce quick-turn deep reporting on breaking news situations.
  • Follows CT Public ethics guidelines.
  • Supervises reporters and news editors as assigned.
  • Assists with staff training as needed.
  • Organizes and provides ongoing digital training for the news staff.
  • Other duties as assigned, including on-air fundraising.

Additional duties may be required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of:

  • Mission and purpose of CT Public.
  • AP and NPR style.
  • News judgement and an understanding of how to write for radio about state and New England regional issues and current events.
  • Editing and news tools that support reporting, including Word, Excel, Audition, and Digital editing apps.
  • Microsoft Office applications, including O365suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Smartsheets and Outlook).

Skill In:

  • Impeccable news judgment and outstanding writing and editing skills.
  • Telling local journalism with impact and possessing the courage to take on difficult subjects.
  • A diverse sense of storytelling in words, audio and video.
  • Embracing and encouraging the use of new techniques and technologies.
  • Collaborating across the newsroom using strong interpersonal skills and leading with direction.
  • Delegating, assigning, setting objectives, providing positive feedback and taking corrective action, if necessary.
  • Attention-to-detail, scheduling, and strong organizational skills.
  • Audio editing; but must demonstrate strong interest in sound-rich storytelling.
  • Editing for written story and headlines as a way to expand and grow our digital presence.

Ability to:

  • Work in fast-paced environment making smart, fast, solid editorial decisions, under pressure, under strict deadlines and while handling multiple and changing priorities simultaneously.
  • Maintain high journalistic standards under deadline pressure, including standards of objectivity, balance and fairness that meet CT Public, NPR and PBS standards in order to produce regional and national-quality broadcasting.
  • Take creative direction/feedback from a supervisor or colleague.
  • Work with editors and producers in environments that include remote offices.
  • Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in diverse situations.
  • Possess initiative and self-motivation, and work with minimal supervision.
  • Adjust on the fly during interviews.
  • Define problems, collect data, and establish facts in order to draw valid conclusions as a change agent.
  • Lead multiple projects concurrently while paying close attention to detail; and is unwilling to settle for talking points, clichés, and platitudes.
  • Possess a visceral distaste for office politics and gossip.

Work Environment
Job functions are typically performed under conditions such as those found in general office or administrative work.  This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Physical Demands
T
he physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to conduct frequent in-person or virtual interactions.  It is essential to be able to remain at a desk/computer workstation for prolonged periods, perform extensive data entry and other computer-related tasks, and create/maintain filing systems.  Must have close visual acuity to perform an activity, such as preparing and analyzing data and figures, close editing, transcribing, viewing a computer terminal, or extensive reading.  The typical physical requirements are: light work—exerting up to 25lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 10lbs of force frequently and may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.  

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time, salary exempt position.  Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Early morning, nights, weekends, and holiday hours might be necessary.

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, or a similar field AND five (5) or more years of professional journalism experience, with public radio experience preferred AND/OR a satisfactory equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Strong record of achievement in reporting or editing is preferred.

Job Location: 
Hartford, CT
United States
Job Category: 
Reporting
Deadline: 
Job Type: 
Full time
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Applications are only accepted thorugh our career site:  https://ctpublic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/54?c=ctpublic

Phone: 
(860) 275-7588