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“Marketplace” seeks an executive editor

July 14, 2017

Posted by Chris Roush

MarketplaceThis is the place you want to be. It’s an exciting time to join Marketplace.  We are an industry leader in telling meaningful and creative stories on the radio with over 14 million weekly listeners. We are known for our original, conversational and accessible storytelling, and we are evolving into a multi-media enterprise centered on the ambition of raising the economic intelligence of all Americans.

It’s a critical time for deepening the high-quality, in-depth, daily, enterprise and investigative journalism that Marketplace offers. As Executive Editor, you’ll drive the strategic vision for Marketplace’s daily and long-range news coverage, continuing our mission to raise the economic intelligence of the country through unorthodox and explanatory storytelling, our signature sound, and our pursuit of distinct angles that make the economy make sense to our audience.

As Executive Editor, News for Marketplace, you will head a dynamic and creative team of news editors, reporters and program producers, setting direction for newsgathering across all platforms. You will be responsible for growing and developing the team needed to build daily, feature and in-depth news content with lasting impact in a modern enterprise that is data-informed, audience-centric and competitive in today’s fast-changing media landscape.

You will be a key member of an exciting new senior content leadership team which includes the Executive Director, On Demand Content and Executive Director, Digital. Together, you will work with the new Chief Content Officer to create the leadership, vision, strategic planning, and administration of Marketplace’s content team, positioning Marketplace for growth on all platforms.

This posting has an application deadline of August 6, 2017 (10pm PST).

Position Summary:

The Executive Editor, News oversees the news coverage for Marketplace across all platforms. She/he sets coverage agenda and priorities across the organization and oversees all news desks and programs.  S/he provides coverage direction on a daily basis, ensuring there is a consistent through-line and hand-offs between programs and digital platforms for major news stories. S/he will determine distinct angles to deepen and grow signature news-driven journalism, ensuring long-term planning and coordination of major projects.

She or he builds a high performing, collaborative news team that achieves Marketplace’s editorial goals and supports Marketplace’s programmatic, audience, and business goals on all platforms. S/he has overall management of the programs, ensuring the highest journalistic standards as well as overall style, tone and approach that is consistent with the Marketplace editorial vision.

The Executive Editor, News anticipates the evolving media landscape and makes sure that the programs and show staff respond and adapt to changing audience habits and interests. The Executive Editor, News demonstrates digital-forward thinking across the newsgathering process, making sure that needs of audiences on digital platforms are met.

The Executive Editor, News demonstrates a commitment to people, issues, ideas, and trends related to diversity, whether they be ethnic, religious, gender, age, or geographic, and holds the program staff accountable

She or he develops, manages and is accountable for the newsgathering and program editorial budget. S/he continually looks for ways to ensure the most effective use of resources. She or he is responsible for hiring, leading, motivating and evaluating staff so that they develop to their fullest potential.

Reporting to the Chief Content Officer, the Executive Editor, News works collaboratively with the Executive Director, On Demand Content and Executive Director, Digital to align news/program direction and priorities with the overall Marketplace multi-platform content vision.

To apply, go here.

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