Daily News Editor

  • Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:47 AM
    Message # 9193467

    KERA, the public broadcasting organization for Dallas/Fort Worth, is looking for an ambitious, energetic Daily News Editor. Serving the country’s fifth-largest media market, KERA reaches more than 2 million people weekly through KERA 90.1 FM, Triple-A music station KXT 91.7 FM, KERA TV and the websites kera.org, keranews.org, kxt.org and artandseek.org. The Daily News Editor will play a key role in the station’s award-winning multiplatform newsroom, which is part of The Texas Newsroom, a first-of-its-kind collaboration of stations across the state.

    POSITION SUMMARY

    This full-time Daily News Editor will lead KERA’s newscast production, coordinating and editing daily radio newscasts, and will work with the Digital News Editor to coordinate and edit digital news content. This person will create content on digital and audio platforms, will plan coverage and will recruit and work with freelance reporters and producers. This also will be the primary KERA News point person on collaborations with other newsrooms and organizations.

     

    The Daily News Editor will be KERA’s lead editor on Saturdays; the work week will be Tuesday through Saturday. Most of the KERA staff is working from home for the rest of 2020; this editor will move into the KERA office when the rest of the staff returns. This is a leadership-track position that intersects with folks across the KERA newsroom, across the station and across The Texas Newsroom. This will ultimately be a supervisory position, reporting to either the Vice President of News or the Managing Editor. If this editor doesn’t have supervisory experience, we’ll work to get them appropriate training; if they do have such experience, they’ll quickly move into a supervisory role.

     

    The ideal candidate is a creative, detail-oriented newshound with strong copy editing and journalistic experience. This is a multiplatform position, so the candidate must have a passion for digital and audio journalism. This person will be audience-focused and data-driven, fluent in using social media and other digital tools to engage with listeners. And they will be a key driver in KERA’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

     

    The Daily News Editor is a dynamic team player who is comfortable making quick, efficient decisions in a fast-turnaround environment and can also help organize big-picture plans and projects. The ideal candidate is excited by the possibilities of public media and of the evolving media landscape in North Texas and beyond.

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES

    ·        Lead daily newscast production, coordinating and editing daily radio newscasts.

    ·        Work with the Digital News Editor to coordinate and edit digital news content.

    ·        Recruit and work with freelance reporters and producers, from idea generation to editing to production to filing invoices.

    ·        Serve as the primary KERA News contact on collaborations with other newsrooms and organizations.

    ·        Act as KERA’s lead editor on Saturdays. (Work week will be Tuesday through Saturday.)

    ·        Maintain and enforce editorial standards of accuracy, thoroughness, ethics, balance and diversity.

    ·        Help lead the newsroom’s source-diversity tracking efforts.

    ·        Participate in KERA news meetings and fundraising campaigns and represent KERA in the community.

    ·        Other duties as assigned.

     

    ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

    We believe a strong organization includes employees from a range of backgrounds, with different skills, experiences and passions. If you don't meet every job qualification but have some of these skills and feel you could be a good fit, we'd like to hear from you. Please apply and tell us more about yourself.

    ·        3 to 5 years in journalism or relevant experience; editing supervisory experience a plus.

    ·        Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, mass communications or related field or equivalent experience.

    ·        Strong experience in copy editing with a dedication to getting even the small stuff right.

    ·        Experience working in dynamic, fast-paced, daily news environment.

    ·        Passion for telling the stories that too often don’t get told in the news media, with commitment to connecting with and building sources in communities of color.

    ·        Organized team player, inclusive leader and decisive problem solver with a wide variety of interests.

    ·        Familiarity with content management systems and established and emerging social media platforms.

    ·        Success in managing projects and meeting daily, weekly and longer-lead deadlines.

    ·        Solid knowledge of Associated Press style, ability to exercise sound news judgment and follow KERA/NPR ethics and editorial standards.

    ·        Passionate and enthusiastic about public media journalism and serving a diverse North Texas audience.

    ·        Valid Texas Driver’s License and insurance required for assignments/activities that involve work outside of the office.

     

    PREFERRED SKILLS

    ·        Reporting experience.

    ·        Public radio production experience.

    ·        Knowledge of North Texas people, cultures, issues, and geography as well as national and international issues, and events.

    ·        Fluent in Spanish and/or other languages common in Texas.

     

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please provide a resume and a cover letter summarizing professional accomplishments and qualifications, with links to recent audio/digital work samples. Please include how you found out about this position in your cover letter.

     

    Job Link:         https://www.kera.org/about/employment/

     

    North Texas Public Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer


    Last modified: Thursday, September 03, 2020 1:58 PM | Theresa James

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