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Sr. Editor, MPR

Job Summary

Your Role:

Minnesota Public Radio News is seeking a talented long-form audio/digital editor to join its investigations and special projects team. The senior editor will work with a skilled team of journalists who have produced award-winning radio documentaries and narrative podcasts, including most recently “Sent Away” and “Sold a Story.” The senior editor must be a terrific audio storyteller who can help our team create must-listen podcasts that make an impact regionally and nationally. We’re looking for a supportive editor who will help reporters and producers do their best work. The senior editor will work across reporting teams and will often be editing multiple podcasts at once. This is an opportunity to help a team of great journalists create hit podcasts that make a difference. MPR News is based in Saint Paul, MN, but we’ll consider remote candidates for this position.

Compensation Range: $77,400 - $120,800/yr. Exact salary determined by experience and education related to the role, organizational compensation structure and internal equity.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Position Responsibility:

  • Serve as the lead audio/digital editor on MPR News’ narrative podcasts and documentaries.
  • Help reporters and producers design and structure multi-episode podcasts.
  • Work closely with members of the MPR Newsroom on multiple podcasts at once.
  • Work with MPR News Deputy Managing Editor for investigations on podcast and story strategy.
  • Contribute to MPR News’ investigative, enterprise and daily news collaborations by assisting our teams and our partner media outlets.
  • Help share our work with national media partners and spot projects that could become national stories.
  • Occasionally edit radio and/or digital news stories, as well as support social content on multiple platforms as needed.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • At least 5 years of journalism experience, including significant audio editing experience.
  • Experience producing or editing narrative podcasts.
  • Experience with investigative reporting preferred but not required.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Strong editorial judgment with a commitment to accuracy, fairness and balance.
  • Strong storytelling skills and deep understanding of narrative structure.
  • Ability to edit both short- and long-form audio stories.
  • Collaborative spirit and willingness to share knowledge, skills and experiences with colleagues and partners.
  • Ability to help guide and support reporters through the ups and downs of a long-term project.
  • Terrific news judgement and proven ability to identify, develop and produce stories that make a difference.
  • Ability to foster high standards and encourage creativity.
  • Ability to prioritize work and make resource decisions accordingly.
  • Excellent coaching, communication and teamwork skills.
  • Commitment to public service journalism.

Reporting To This Position: None

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 move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time
  • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping

Working Conditions:

  • Moderate noise level
  • Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions

APMG offers a comprehensive benefits package including Medical plans with HSA and FSA options, Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Paid Parental Leave and Paid Caregiver Leave after 1 year, Vacation (3 wks/per year, pro-rated, based on hours worked), Sick time (12 days, pro-rated, based on hours worked), Holiday Pay (10 holidays + 2 floating holidays each year), Volunteer Time (8 hours per year), Long-Term Care and Critical Illness insurance options, Employee Assistance Program, 403(b) Retirement Plan, and more.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply.


Organization: American Public Media Group
Location: St. Paul MN US
Date Posted: February 24, 2023
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