Job Description:

Job Purpose

The Executive Editor plots the course and sets the tone for a newsroom which is observant, proactive, reports at ground-level, advances stories, unpacks complex systems, helps our region understand its humanity and connectedness, and sees and celebrates joy. Both radio and digital content will fall under the responsibility of this position.



  • Create the vision for the newsroom, setting clear long- term priorities
  • Lead the newsroom's pivot to digital while invigorating our broadcast sound
  • Determine effective workflow protocol between news desk and daily show
  • Craft newsroom policies and procedures
  • Keep teams accountable on story standards
  • Set performance expectations


  • Build a culture of critique and staff care
  • Identify training and professional development opportunities
  • Empower managers to handle personnel conflicts productively
  • Develop and implement strategy for platform distribution
  • Serve as newsroom liaison for interdepartmental communication and collaboration
  • Plan and monitor newsroom budget
  • Work with Human Resources and Finance departments on compensation structure

Community Engagement

  • Seek and manage force-multiplying newsroom partnerships
  • Lead content interaction with community


  • 3 + years of newsroom management experience
  • 6 + years of journalism experience, preferably including public broadcasting.
  • Work experience with multiple news related roles

Preferred Skills/Knowledge

  • Communications and Media
  • Experience leading a diverse newsroom
  • Change management
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented self-starter
  • Recruitment and retention of early to mid-career journalists
  • English Language
  • Project management / planning

Work Environment

The employee in this position will be primarily inside the office with limited remote work availability.


Bachelor's Degree

Physical Demands

The employee in this position is frequently standing, walking, or sitting; using hands to finger, handle, or feel; reaching with hands and arms, and talking or hearing.

Lifts Weight or Exerts Force Work Environment

The employee in this position may regularly lift up to 20 pounds.


Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Salary Information

$90,000+ (Negotiable based on experience)

About Nashville Public Radio

Nashville Public Radio serves Middle Tennessee by providing trusted in-depth news, engaging music, and unique cultural programs on 90.3 FM WPLN News, WNXP, Nashville Classical Radio, and our various digital platforms. For more than 60 years, listeners have turned to this community supported service for programming that inspires conversation and curiosity, educates, and entertains. Our values are

  • To operate the station at the highest level of professional standards and integrity.
  • To be responsive to our listeners, members, supporters, and public.
  • To exhibit mutual respect for our peers and audience.
  • To value the member and community support that our station receives.
  • To work together in an environment that encourages participation and sharing of the decisions that affect the station and our listeners.

Nashville Public Radio is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusivity in our hiring. Nashville Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.

Nashville Public Radio offers a generous benefit package including medical, vision, dental, and an robust Employee Assistance Program inclusive of six free sessions of counseling each year and basic legal assistance. Long-term disability and life insurance are provided at no cost to employees. We also have up to 40 days of paid parental or medical leave, inclusive for adoptive and/or foster parents.

In addition to these benefits, employees receive vacation and sick leave, access to a 401(k) plan with employer matching, and 13 paid holidays, 2 of which are floating to employee preference.


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The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, and/or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Job Location: 
Nashville, TN
United States
Job Category: 
Friday, March 31, 2023
Job Type: 
Full time
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