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ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR, EDUCATION,WBUR Program & Production
Location: BOSTON, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 3758
WBUR is seeking an Assistant Managing Editor of Education to lead a deeply creative, collaborative, and ambitious team of journalists covering education and its impact in the lives of students, educators, families and communities throughout Massachusetts, with an emphasis on exposing a greater diversity of expression. The Assistant Managing Editor of Education develops and oversees innovative storytelling and narrative, establishing a unique identity. The Assistant Managing Editor of Education is responsible for all aspects of supervising their team. Candidates should have experience with and be passionate about mentoring and coaching journalists at all experience levels, and hold a commitment to growing skills and supporting career development. This is a robust multi-platform team, and the role is responsible for the vision, strategy, promotion, and presence of the team's journalism across platforms, including broadcast, online, social media, and in the live space. The Assistant Managing Editor of Education will work with the Managing Editor as well as the rest of the newsroom leadership team on planning and overall newsroom strategy.
Conceptualize, research, plan, produce, edit and supervise editorial coverage on broadcast and digital platforms
Research and set long-term editorial agenda and identity for the education team, focusing on specific areas of coverage and team growth
Work with Managing Editor and other WBUR managers across the station, from Marketing to Development, to strategize on team development and set ambitious editorial direction.
Communicate clearly with team members to reach team objectives, foster employee growth, and maintain a respectful, healthy work culture
Monitor employee development and cultivate a culture of collaboration and encouragement
15+ years of journalism experience
Bachelor's degree or relevant experience required
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Boston University is no small operation. With over 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 140 countries, 10,000 faculty and staff, 16 schools and colleges, and 250 fields of study, our two campuses are always humming.