Managing Editor


Boise, ID- A new Regional Journalism Center (RJC) – covering the issues of the Mountain West – is seeking a Managing Editor to lead a team of 6 reporters across 5 states. With seed funding from CPB, this is a partnership of six public radio stations: KUNC in northern Colorado, KUER in Utah, Boise State Public Radio in Idaho, KRCC in southern Colorado, Yellowstone Public Radio in Montana, and Wyoming Public Radio. The Managing Editor assigns, edits, and guides the editorial process for the RJC. The ideal candidate must be committed to strengthening editorial partnerships, both across the region and with public radio distributors nationally. This position is based at Boise State Public Radio, in beautiful Boise, Idaho, with 200 miles of trails in the foothills above the city, a vibrant downtown scene, and access to 33-million acres of public lands.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Generates and approves story ideas that focus on a wide range of issues throughout the mountain west. Is able to work with reporters to create strong regional angles that are relevant to all the member stations. Assigns and edits stories, coordinates radio and web coverage for a team of reporters from several states, some of whom will rotate. Files reports for radio and web as needed.

Works with a managing editors from several public media stations to ensure timely delivery of content, including audio, digital and, on occasion, multimedia content and other content. Coordinates coverage among related partners at other public media stations and news outlets. Keeps reporters on track, meeting their content expectations.

Holds weekly conference calls with reporting team. Holds weekly conference calls with station managing editors to appraise them of coming stories. Attends other editorial meetings as needed.

Serves as a resource for talk shows, including identifying sources and opportunities for additional coverage, conducting two-ways and interviews, and appearing as a guest. May oversee the work of interns.

Participates in assigned fund-raising and outreach activities, on air and off. Participates in and helps create community engagement events. Overseeing social media accounts and posts. Other duties as assigned.

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