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Job 4774: Editor, Harvest Public Media

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Deadline: 6/4/2017
Media: Radio
Department: News
Description: KCUR 89.3 is seeking an experienced editor to take the helm of Harvest Public Media, a reporting collaboration of public media stations throughout the Midwest. If you’re looking for a fast-paced position with lots of responsibility and challenge, this is the job for you. We seek an editor who is passionate about diving deep into issues and working collaboratively with talented reporters producing top-notch journalism that both tells an interesting story and sheds light on an important topic. We cover food and agriculture issues and we’re firmly rooted in the Midwest. Being an expert on food and farming is not required, but a willingness to learn is. The editor is responsible for driving ambitious coverage across all of our platforms – radio, digital, social media, podcasts and more – and should be comfortable both working quickly on the news of the day and planning long-term reporting projects. The mandate is varied: one day you’ll assign a story on politics, the next you’ll work on an environment story and later that day you’ll edit a business story.
Qualifications: The ability to work cooperatively with reporters, editors and station management, and the ability to create a team that is more than just the sum of its parts, are key elements of this job. The editor is responsible for growing reporters’ capacity and aspirations. The editor should possess a keen understanding of what makes public media journalism special, but also have ambitions to help drive public media forward. KCUR 89.3 is the NPR affiliate in Kansas City and is an editorially-independent community service of the University of Missouri-Kansas City. See www.kcur.org/jobs for the full job description and information about KCUR and Kansas City.
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