Side Effects Public Media Seeks Managing Editor

Mar 26, 2018

Full Time Salaried Permanent Position

Description

The Managing Editor provides editorial leadership for Side Effects Public Media, a regional collaboration including six public radio stations, headquartered at WFYI. The position manages a team of reporters who produce outstanding enterprise journalism that brings to light important public health issues in Indiana and the central Midwest.

Major Responsibilities

  • Edits, mentors and trains reporters to develop excellent enterprise reporting on health, suitable for carriage on stations throughout the region and republication in newspapers.
  • Develops coverage plans, and guides reporting and story planning.
  • Edits radio stories and web text and directs visual presentation of digital stories.
  • Provides editorial oversight for Side Effects web site and related social channels, guiding the work of the Multimedia Reporter/Editor.
  • Edits health-related spot news aired on Indiana’s public radio stations.
  • Works with the Community Engagement Specialist to develop community engagement efforts that reflect and support Side Effects journalism and local community needs.
  • Works with Impact and Distribution Manager to ensure budgets, deliverables, and funder reporting are timely and accurate, and to contribute language and ideas for promotional and fundraising efforts.
  • Works with Chief Content Officer to assess and refine Side Effects long-term strategy as a collaboration and regional news service.
  • Works with News Director and Chief Content Officer to contribute health content to other platforms, including WFYI’s radio shows, TV channel and digital platforms.
  • Cultivates and maintains strong relationships with NPR News editors and national show editors and pitches reporter’s stories to these outlet;
  • Maintains strong relationships with station partner newsroom managers.
  • Contributes editorial support to WFYI’s local news team, covering a variety of topics. Will provide special editorial support on longer term enterprise projects on an occasional, as needed basis.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or equivalent work experience required.
  • A minimum of five years in progressively responsible journalistic or editorial leadership roles.
  • Demonstrated professional experience in editing and producing audio stories and in writing and/or editing news articles for print/web publication.
  • Experience with social media platforms, and community engagement tools preferred.
  • Ability to excel in a team environment with a high level of personal motivation.
  • High energy and passion for WFYI Public Media mission and core values of: Operating with unquestionable integrity; collaborating with each other and with community partners; respecting everyone; serving with humility; embracing change; delivering excellence every day.
  • Expertise in public health, health policy, or social or health sciences preferred.
  • Master’s degree in Journalism, communications, or related media studies preferred.
  • Editorial management experience within public media organizations preferred.

How to Apply

Send cover letter (including salary requirements) and resume to hr@wfyi.org, Human Resources, WFYI, 1630 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202, on or before Monday, April 15, 2018.

PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS OR WALK-INS

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