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NPR seeks managing editor

October 12, 2020

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

NPR is looking for a managing editor who will:

  • With the Sr. VP for news, develop and execute on a broad vision to transform NPR, in partnership with member stations, into a truly collaborative network
  • Work directly with member stations in the hub structure to support existing MOUs while developing and executing new MOUs for start-up hubs
  • Lead and manage any direct reports directly associated with this position
  • Partner with development on priorities and fundraising, representing the newsroom in any functions related to CJN fundraising
  • Serve as a rotating leadership editor, running the newsroom in the absence of other key leaders, and joining a weekend rotation of editors who advise and guide big stories that break off hours


  • Minimum education experience, required or preferred
  • 10+ years of journalism experience delivering to multiple platforms, preferably at the national level
  • 10+ years of supervisory and managerial experience leading teams through major stories, and complex coverage areas
  • Ability to lead and collaborate in a highly matrixed organization is essential and strong oral and written communication skills


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