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“Marketplace” seeks editor in Los Angeles

January 28, 2015

Posted by Chris Roush

Marketplace is looking for an editor to identify, cultivate and lead our nationwide network of freelance reporters. You will be Marketplace’s ambassador to the public radio system, recruiting and developing the next generation of public radio talent. You’ll be a key proponent of the “Marketplace sound,” helping reporters of every skill level be their best, on-air self. You’ll travel the nation to discover talent and get them on our air.

You’ll edit and deliver pieces for all the Marketplace shows (Marketplace, Marketplace Morning Report, Marketplace Tech and Marketplace Weekend), helping develop the news agenda for the nation’s most popular business programs. You’ll assign stories and manage pitches from creation to delivery for broadcast and web. You’ll fill in for other editors and editorial staff members as needed.

This position is based at Marketplace’s main headquarters in Los Angeles.

Position Responsibility:

  • Cultivate, recruit, train and edit freelance reporters
  • Help extend the reach of the program’s editorial thinking geographically and demographically; actively recruit new voices to public radio and to the program
  • Initiate and edit news spots, features and interviews for Marketplace portfolio of programs
  • Work with senior editorial staff to generate ideas for the programs
  • Assess story complexity and reporter skills to determine freelance rates
  • Coach reporters on writing and delivery skills
  • Fill in for other editors and editorial staff
  • Write the daily financial summary (“The Numbers”) in rotation with other editorial staff
  • Work within a team environment, responding to the needs of the entire Marketplace portfolio
  • Develop and maintain relationships with other editorial outlets
  • Maintain currency with local, national and international news.
  • Other duties as assigned.

To apply, go here.

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