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Managing Editor for The State of Things

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please include an audio sample, if available, with your application. A URL may be provided as an "Other Document" in the documents section of the application. If a URL is not available, please email the file(s) to ncasper@wunc.org after the successful submission of your application.

Posting Information

Position Information

Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Department WUNC-FM-259000
Working Title Managing Editor for The State of Things
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Position Posting Category Public Relations/Communications/Marketing
Salary Range Dependent on Experience/Qualifications
Full Time/Part Time? Full-Time Permanent
Hours per Week 40
Vacancy ID NF0002440
Position ID 01000584
Posting Open Date 03/17/2017
Application Deadline 04/17/2017
Open Until Filled No
Proposed Start Date 06/05/2017
Position Summary

The Managing Editor (SOT) manages and leads the production team for WUNC’s daily interview program The State of Things. S/he oversees the daily editorial direction and production of the show. The Managing Editor (SOT) will also book and produce interviews. S/he may host interviews as well. S/he will work with the News Director to make sure the programs are informative, timely, journalistically-sound, and meet the needs of listeners.

The State of Things is host-driven and includes interviews, news, and analysis about events, issues, and the arts in North Carolina. It is one of the most visible extensions of North Carolina Public Radio’s public service to the people of North Carolina.

In addition to working on the daily production of The State of Things, the Managing Editor (SOT) will work with the News Director and news leadership team in setting the agenda for WUNC’s daily news service to listeners. S/he will also be called in to assist in managing breaking news coverage.

Educational Requirements

A bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism, communication, public policy, or related field required. Master’s degree preferred.

Qualifications and Experience

The Managing Editor (SOT) will be an experienced broadcast producer and a proven leader in public radio news with strong management, production, editorial, and communication skills.

Leading candidates will have:

- A bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism, communication, public policy, or related field. Master’s degree or comparable combination of education and experience preferred.
- At least two years of management and supervisory experience preferred.
- At least five years of experience as a journalist and/or radio producer, with increasing responsibility in each successive position.
- Demonstrated skill in hosting a live radio program preferred.
- Demonstrated skill in conducting live or recorded interviews preferred.
- Demonstrated skill in researching topics for news and interview broadcasts.
- A thorough knowledge of radio broadcasting equipment, including digital editing programs, broadcast consoles, phone screening systems and portable recording devices.
- Experience at a listener-supported public radio station or network.
- Experience with public radio or related not-for-profit fundraising.
- Demonstrated ability to plan and meet deadlines working with materials from a variety of sources and collaborators.
- Demonstrated ability to manage colleagues effectively and collaboratively.
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
- Creativity and initiative.
- A familiarity with North Carolina’s issues.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions

Please include an audio sample, if available, with your application. A URL may be provided as an “Other Document” in the documents section of the application. If a URL is not available, please email the file(s) to ncasper@wunc.org after the successful submission of your application.

Quick Link http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/116631

Department Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Nora Casper, Finance Director
Department Contact Telephone or Email ncasper@wunc.org
Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to employment@unc.edu
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the response below that describes your level of education that best or mostly closely satisfies the education requirements for this position.
    • Bachelor’s degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
    • Bachelor's degree in any field/discipline
    • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
    • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in any field/discipline
    • None of the above