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Boston University ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR, CLIMATE & ENVIRONMENT,WBUR Program & Production in BOSTON, Massachusetts

WBUR is seeking an Assistant Managing Editor of Climate and Environment to lead a deeply creative, collaborative and ambitious team of journalists covering climate change and environmental impact on families and communities. The Assistant Managing Editor of Climate and Environment develops and oversees innovative storytelling and narrative, establishing a unique identity. The Assistant Managing Editor of Climate and Environment is responsible for all aspects of supervising their team. Candidates should have experience with and be passionate about mentoring and coaching journalists at all experience levels, and hold a commitment to growing skills and supporting career development. The role is responsible for the vision, strategy, promotion and presence of the teams journalism across platforms, including broadcast, online, social media, and in the live space. The Assistant Managing Editor of Climate and Environment will work with the Managing Editor as well as the rest of the newsroom leadership team on planning and overall newsroom strategy.

Key responsibilities:

  • Conceptualize, research, plan, produce, edit and supervise editorial coverage on broadcast and digital platforms.

  • Research and set long-term editorial agenda and identity for the education team, focusing on specific areas of coverage and team growth.

  • Work with Managing Editor and other WBUR managers across station, from Marketing to Development, to strategize on team development and set ambitious editorial direction.

  • Communicate clearly with team members to reach team objectives, foster employee growth and maintain a respectful, healthy work culture.

Required Skills

  • 8 years of journalism experience

  • Bachelor's degree or relevant experience required

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Required Experience