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Managing Editor, Statewide News

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Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Managing Editor, Statewide News
Department Information

Indiana Public Media is a multi-platform service with statewide reach. We are committed to quality journalism as a central mission. With regional and national Murrow awards to our credit, we are a growing and successful service interested in your creative leadership.

The partner stations in Indiana are public broadcasters which have expanded their news offerings to include statewide coverage, including 1) government and politics, 2) business and economics, 3) energy and environmental issues, 4) health and science, and 5) education. Click here for more information.

This is a full-time, exempt, professional staff position, with excellent full-time Indiana University staff benefits. More information may be found here.

Job Summary

Manages a team of statewide field journalists in the production of hard-hitting, high-quality news content for radio and TV broadcast and online distribution. The Managing Editor is a professional journalist with excellent management skills who ensures adherence to standard journalistic guidelines and practices. This complex work involves leading a team of specialized beat reporters and developing heightened editorial collaboration among 12 Indiana Public Broadcasting’s partner stations for the coverage of Indiana issues. The Managing Editor is a trusted copy editor who understands broadcast and AP style and promotes a culture of accountability.

Required Qualifications

REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field, three years of experience in public broadcasting or a journalism-related endeavor, two years of editing experience, and two years of management experience.

Possess a valid driver’s license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.

Knowledge and understanding of journalism ethics; and ability and judgment to produce a large quantity of work to deadline that matches the quality of NPR and PBS productions. In-depth understanding of journalistic principles, particularly as they apply to public media; and proven ability to analyze information from different fields as well as manage a team of journalists from various locations. Experience working with multi-platform technologies and the ability to adapt material to a variety of platforms; and hands-on experience in writing, reporting, editing, production, and on-air delivery for radio, TV, and online. Knowledge of video equipment, lighting and editing software; and knowledge and experience with audio and video equipment. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills including ability to interact and communicate effectively with a wide variety of individuals.

Preferred Qualifications
Working Conditions / Physical Demands

Must be able to lift and carry about 30 pounds of audio/video equipment.

This position requires the ability to travel, view, hear, and speak. Travel needs to be accomplished to deadline requirements.

Salary Range $52,500 to $58,950, depending on relevant experience
Salary Plan PAE
Salary Grade 3PR
FLSA Exempt
Work Location
Job Category Broadcast/Radio/TV

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 05158P
Open Date 07/28/2017
Close Date 08/31/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions Summary

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Reference List