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Managing Editor - Wbhm

Job in Birmingham - Jefferson County - AL Alabama - USA , 35275
Company: UAB Hospital (Birmingham, Ala.)
Full Time position
Listed on 2021-07-02
Job specializations:
  • Creative Arts/Media
    Media Communications, Journalism, Social Media, Managing Editor
  • Education
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position:  MANAGING EDITOR - WBHM
Summary

The Managing Editor will lead an award winning newsroom (Alabama Broadcaster's Association Station of the Year Award) in Birmingham, a city the New York Times described as a quintessential Southern city ready to surprise you. As the lead station for the Gulf States Newsroom, a collaborative journalism initiative funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the managing editor of WBHM will work closely to curate and amplify journalism across Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana in concert with the hub's Managing Editor, who is based in Birmingham.

WBHM cares as much about local journalism as it does the power of collaboration to identify new models to sustain journalism across the Deep South. WBHM provides news and information services across broadcast and digital platforms, including its primary broadcast signal and the web, a weekly newsletter, smart speakers and social media. The Managing Editor will be instrumental in developing and implementing a newsroom strategy that ensures WBHM's service connects audiences with issues of relevance in their communities.

The successful candidate will lead local news coverage across all platforms: radio and digital audio, web, social media, and other off platforms. We expect the Managing Editor will become an editorial leader across the region.

Primary

Duties and

Responsibilities


  • Set the vision and newsroom strategy for achieving WBHM's mission
  • Refine and develop WBHM's existing beats:
    Health and Science, Local Government and Communities, weekend, emergency and holiday coverage
  • Manage and train professional reporters, editors and freelancers, and work with them to create and meet professional growth goals
  • Supervise digital news content across platforms including podcasts, wbhm.org, editorial partnerships and other activities
  • Maintain excellence in coverage, enforce deadlines and always push for the stories that reflect communities' issues and aspirations
  • Support WBHM's community engagement efforts through occasional public appearances
  • Manages and maintains the station's editorial policy, and when appropriate, revisit to reflect basic community standards
  • Keeps abreast of best practices in meeting community information needs and relevant delivery platforms
  • Anticipates change and ensures the organization is positioned to succeed
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to train and encourage team members
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • An engaged journalism mindset that is focused on meeting information needs
  • Effective news judgment and self-discipline
  • Familiarity with public radio news programming standards and values
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to train and encourage team members
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • An engaged journalism mindset that is focused on meeting information needs
  • Effective news judgment and self-discipline
  • Familiarity with public radio news programming standards and values.
Annual Salary Range: $53,000 - $68,000



Qualifications


Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications or a related field and five (5) years of related experience required. Work experience may NO

T substitute for education requirement.
 
 
 
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