Employment Type: Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Vacancy ID: NF0002440
Salary Range: Dependent on Experience/Qualifications
The Managing Editor (SOT) manages and leads the production team for WUNC’s daily interview program The State of Things. S/he oversees the daily editorial direction and production of the show. The Managing Editor (SOT) will also book and produce interviews. S/he may host interviews as well. S/he will work with the News Director to make sure the programs are informative, timely, journalistically-sound, and meet the needs of listeners.
The State of Things is host-driven and includes interviews, news, and analysis about events, issues, and the arts in North Carolina. It is one of the most visible extensions of North Carolina Public Radio’s public service to the people of North Carolina.
In addition to working on the daily production of The State of Things, the Managing Editor (SOT) will work with the News Director and news leadership team in setting the agenda for WUNC’s daily news service to listeners. S/he will also be called in to assist in managing breaking news coverage.
Education and Experience:
The Managing Editor (SOT) will be an experienced broadcast producer and a proven leader in public radio news with strong management, production, editorial, and communication skills.
Leading candidates will have:
-A bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism, communication, public policy, or related field. Master’s degree or comparable combination of education and experience preferred.
-At least two years of management and supervisory experience preferred.
-At least five years of experience as a journalist and/or radio producer, with increasing responsibility in each successive position.
-Demonstrated skill in hosting a live radio program preferred.
-Demonstrated skill in conducting live or recorded interviews preferred.
-Demonstrated skill in researching topics for news and interview broadcasts.
-A thorough knowledge of radio broadcasting equipment, including digital editing programs, broadcast consoles, phone screening systems and portable recording devices.
-Experience at a listener-supported public radio station or network.
-Experience with public radio or related not-for-profit fundraising.
-Demonstrated ability to plan and meet deadlines working with materials from a variety of sources and collaborators.
-Demonstrated ability to manage colleagues effectively and collaboratively.
-Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
-Creativity and initiative.
-A familiarity with North Carolina’s issues.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.