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The news editor leads reporting staff and serves as day-to-day manager of our team and its work. The news editor collaborates with the News Director, Director of Digital Content and Assistant News Editor to deliver on our daily content plan. The news editor assigns, shapes and edits stories for our digital and audio platforms that cover the people, places and issues in the Lehigh Valley. The news editor is a coach and mentor who can energize reporters with varying levels of experience. The news editor will work closely with other newsroom leaders to streamline workflow, develop newsgathering and audience strategies, and foster an ambitious, inclusive work culture.


We're a growing public media company with a television station and an NPR radio station that is rebuilding a newsroom and new digital platform. Our Reporters have local news beats, not remote positions. As we grow and restructure, upping our digital game and expanding our digital audience top the list of priorities. We're in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania - a news-rich community whose traditional media have been battered and shrunken by layoffs and corporate ownership. Our mission: Reinvigorate our community with journalism that informs and enlightens - and beat back the shadows of a looming news desert.


-You'll drive our success through your leadership of a reporting team with geographic and topical beats in the Lehigh Valley.

-You'll assign stories and work with other editors to develop and implement a consistent, reliable multi-platform content plan.

-You'll manage the daily and weekly news workflow while planning ahead and shepherding long-term projects.

-You'll use sharp news judgment in directing reporters and shaping story ideas, quickly turning breaking news when needed.

-You'll edit content to ensure accuracy and quality.

-You'll collaborate across departments, bring ideas, help to build audience and engagement, and work toward improving our overall operation.



Versatile and steady under pressure. Able to bloom in a startup environment and not get frustrated or overwhelmed by the pace of growth. Able to shift platforms and have experience in multimedia, capturing high-quality audio, video and still images that complement their work. Versed in social media best practices and able to optimize content through social media. Spanish-speakers are a plus.


-A desire to cultivate a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment that supports the organization's values and strategic plan.

-Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytic and organizational skills.

-High journalistic standards and news judgment.

-The ability to manage, lead and build a team while exhibiting strong emotional intelligence.

-A welcoming can-do attitude to working in a creative, demanding, competitive environment.


-Bachelor's degree preferably in Journalism, English, or Communications and/or equivalent work experience.

-A record as an assignment editor who has led reporters in a print or radio newsroom and demonstrated editorial decision-making. Multi-platform editing is a big plus. Management and Leadership experience with multiple direct reports.



  • Pay within a range of $60,000 to $63,000 annually to start with annual merit increase eligibility.
  • An excellent benefits package that includes 401(k) with match, low-deductible health insurance, free telemedicine, six types of paid time off, disability and life insurance, and more.
  • Professional growth through individual direction, training and development activities.
  • Connection with our industry through conferences and professional associations.
  • A culture that is supportive, respectful, inclusive, professional, and evolving
  • A commitment to cultivating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workplace that helps us represent the voices of our community
  • We'll welcome you to an inclusive newsroom that is dedicated to our community and making it better tomorrow than it is today

PBS39 and 91.3 WLVR highly encourages candidates with unique contributions such as ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity, nation of origin, age, language, veteran status, color, religion, disability, and sexual orientation to apply to our openings. PBS39 and 91.3 WLVR is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team.

This position is based in Bethlehem, Pa., and residency in or near the Lehigh Valley is a requirement within the first 3 months of hire date. Vaccination for COVID-19 is is required to enter our offices/studio and to represent us in public.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

Job Location: 
Bethlehem, PA
United States
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Monday, July 18, 2022
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Full time
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For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


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