Senior Editor, Marketplace

Los Angeles
Jan 22, 2014
Feb 21, 2014
Mr. Marcello Sawyer
Full Time
Marketplace is looking for a Senior Editor to run its team of talented reporters in New York.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of pitching, commissioning and editing news spots and features for radio. Producing imaginative and original content to challenging deadlines is the foundation of this job, with its mission to explain the world of business and money in an entertaining and engaging manner.

The Senior Editor will also oversee Marketplace’s online coverage of news, features and blogs out of New York, so should demonstrate an ease with shepherding platform-native content.

We’re looking for an experienced journalist, ready to provide leadership for his or her team with a clearly-articulated vision for Marketplace’s New York coverage over the coming months and years. Applicants should have an aptitude for commissioning and delivering ambitious series and strands with high-production values.

The position would be based in Los Angeles.

Position Responsibility:

•Ensure that all material reflects Marketplace style and approach.
•Supervise Marketplace New York Bureau.
•Hire, supervise, train and manage direct staff through coaching, mentorship, performance meetings and on-going feedback. Involve HR on performance issues as needed.
•Supervise other desks and reporters, as assigned.
•Recruit, cultivate and edit freelance reporters.
•Monitor relevant desk and acquisition budgets.
•Write the daily financial summary (“The Numbers”) in rotation with other editorial staff.
•Initiate and edit new spots and features stories for Marketplace, Marketplace Morning Report, and Marketplace Money.
•Substitute produce programs, if/as assigned.
•Work within a team environment, responding to the needs of all Marketplace programs.
•Respond when breaking news develops on the beat, and also other topics when necessary.
•Editorially manage staff reporters and freelance contributors.
•Lead editorial meetings, and daily and long-range planning, as assigned.
•Manage relationships with other productions, as assigned.
•Edit copy and audio before broadcast.
•Ensure that independent producers follow production standards.
•Read widely and is well-informed about news, current events, business, economics, history and public policy.
•Foster a creative and productive work environment. Create development opportunities for staff and training to enhance skills and foster growth.

Required Education and Experience:

•Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
•Minimum seven years journalism experience.
•Demonstrated experience in news and feature production, particularly news magazines and special programming.
•Experience in news gathering, editing and writing.
•Supervisory/management experience is required.
•Management experience must demonstrate an ability to create and enforce staff with high standards, demonstrating an ability to teach, inspire and lead.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

•Able to function independently on enterprise stories, or within a strong team environment.
•Well-established editing skills; and an understanding of the need for interpretative reporting on often complex and many-layered issues.
•Superior abilities in creating story ideas, writing, editing, and producing and reporting programs and program elements.
•Well-established contacts and knowledge of the journalism community.
•Ability to deliver material to national-quality programs on deadline.
•Sound critical judgment skills and the ability to make decisions regarding credibility, personality and value of material to the program.
•Extensive knowledge of broadcast journalism.
•Ability to consistently work well with others and to inspire and lead the staff.
•Ability to work collegially and creatively with staff and colleagues at all levels of experience.
•Leadership and personnel skills and ability to motivate staff and develop high performing teams.
•Ability to motivate employees, train and grow staff
•Ability to consistently work well with others and to inspire and lead the staff.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

•Experience on nationally distributed broadcast news-information program.
•Background in business, finance and the economy is helpful, as is an understanding and empathy of societal issues that revolve around money.
•Ability to operate remote and on-site recording equipment, editing audio, and prepare all elements of program in ready-for-broadcast form.

Reporting To This Position: Minimum of four reporters and/or other editorial staff.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

•Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
•Physical Demands: Required to walk, sit, and stand; reach with hands and arms; balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch; Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping.
•Working Conditions: Moderate noise level, occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.