Senior Editor, Digital - PBS NewsHour
Full-time, Regular, Exempt
Reports to: Managing Editor
ABOUT THE ROLE
In this role, you’ll be part of the senior editorial team for the PBS NewsHour as the lead editorial decision maker and manager for digital coverage and production around Washington Week and NewsHour Weekend and any related news coverage on pbs.org/newshour and associated platforms. Part of this role also includes supporting big-picture planning and coverage alongside our weekday team. You’ll supervisor a small team of producers dedicated to Washington Week and weekend coverage, and collaborate with other senior editors on strategy and development of digital content, projects and products during the week. You also will work closely with the senior leadership of Washington Week and PBS NewsHour broadcast to coordinate coverage and expand the audience reach across all potential platforms. This is a leadership position on an innovative digital team that is expanding and looking for a creative thinker with strong journalistic skills and editorial integrity.
YOUR FIRST 90 DAYS
You’ll get to know your team and the wider organization, and how each group functions independently as well as part of the whole. You’ll establish key relationships with your peers, while being exposed to executives through participation in editorial planning meetings. You’ll identify future stories of likely interest to our existing and potential audience and coordinate our forward planning workflow, with an eye toward maximizing effective use of resources and creating distinctive, brand consistent content.
WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE
You have sound and swift editorial judgement and can manage breaking news with resources big and small. You bring a vibrancy and terrific ideas to pitch and senior leadership meetings. You are an excellent communicator and coordinate with a variety of teams on different schedules and time zones to ensure continuity of coverage, setting everyone up for success. Your ability to seamlessly jump from project to project will enable you to flourish and experiment with the look and feel of digital news. You’ve developed trust with executive leadership. You understand how to manage and develop staff and help them produce their best work.
WHAT YOU’LL BRING
- 5+ years of experience managing an online daily news operation, being responsible for editorial decisions and guiding movement of stories; bachelor’s degree in journalism; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience managing reporters and/or producers, and supervising a team. Experience in breaking news and with multiple platforms is preferred.
- Ability to analyze work flow and technology and work with others to reshape processes and tools to attain more efficiency.
- Strong collaborative skills with the ability to develop strong relationships across departments.
WHAT WE OFFER
- Comprehensive and competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
- Generous 403(B) employer match
- Free parking
- Holiday and paid leave programs
- Tuition reimbursement
ABOUT THE PBS NEWSHOUR
With roots in public service journalism beginning in 1973, the PBS NewsHour today is on a mission to bring balanced, in-depth news coverage to all. Innovative and fast-paced, life at the NewsHour is focused on collaboration, trust, and above all, enterprising important, considered news. NewsHour is unique in that the team is small and tight-knit, and must accomplish what no other daily news organization does: be the gold-standard of reporting for a nightly, hour-long broadcast, and to crucial digital platforms.
You’ll enjoy working at the NewsHour if you enjoy contributing to meaningful reporting, working on small teams in which your ideas are not just valued but vital, and pushing yourself to grow your skills every day.
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