New York, NY
NPR’s Latino USA, a national weekly radio program about Latino stories is taking applications for an Editor full-time position. We’re looking for someone to join our expanding and vibrant team of radio journalists to work as a story editor, both with freelance contributors and with our staff, to shape and refine their stories. The ideal candidate will have a knack for whipping stories into shape, recognizing what makes a good story in the first place, and working in a collaborative environment. They should play well with others and understand production enough to push producers to do their best while also having an impeccable taste and vision for story. Part of the job will be to help mentor producers into better storytellers, so a familiarity with the production process is a must. They should have a passion for telling Latino stories and working with voices that are rarely heard in the public media landscape. We’re a small shop, so we need someone who is a true team player unafraid of rolling up their sleeves and doing whatever it takes to complete an assignment—even if it’s technically outside of their job description if needed. Duties and Responsibilities Reporting to the Senior Editor with additional direction from the Senior Producer and the Production Manager, the Editor will: Work to shape and edit stories with in-house producers as well as with outside contributors to meet highest quality in journalistic values, content, tone and sound; Identify and work with collaborators from inside and outside the audio world, pitch collaborations to the Senior Editor, and edit with approved collaborators to bring stories home in the Latino USA style; Assist Senior Producer and Senior Editor with shaping long-term reporting projects; Edit audio as needed, including other Futuro properties if necessary; Write and edit weekly show scripts for interviews, intros, billboards and other show material as needed in consultation with Senior Editor and Senior Producer; Develop a stable of viable reporters for Latino USA; continue to build on a rolodex of Latino USA talent all over the country; Contribute to weekly planning of hour-long Latino USA shows; Generate ideas for coverage of the aforementioned topic areas (plus more) and bring well-developed pitches to the weekly editorial meeting; Fill in for Senior Producer as needed; Write and edit web content and social media posts as assigned; Supervise selected assignments from in-house and from outside contributors, including assigning stories, performing script and audio edits, and ensuring that contributors deliver all needed materials to production team in timely manner.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in journalism, communications, Latino studies, or a related field, or comparable work experience; Narrative, long-form editing experience strongly preferred, 1-2 years experience working specifically as a radio editor a plus; Minimum 3-5 years of experience producing radio or podcasts with an emphasis on storytelling, character-driven audio OR a combination of print experience with at LEAST one year producing audio. We like radio that feels like movies for your ears; Experience writing and editing broadcast scripts for radio or television; Spanish language skills a strong plus, but not required; A knack for developing relationships and sources; Significant experience with ProTools or similar digital audio editing platforms; Experience working with talent; Commitment to diverse coverage within and outside of the Latino community, in terms of sexual orientation, gender, and race; Ability to think about sound design when conceptualizing a story; Excellent attention to detail is key; Excellent team player and thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
Cover letter stating qualifications, resume, three (3) work samples and two (2) references must be submitted to be considered for this position. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter via email with the subject “Latino USA Editor Position” to email@example.com. Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted. Job open until filled. No phone calls, please.
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