Radio News Managing Editor

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Radio News Managing Editor -  (Hourly/Part-Time)

Deadline to apply:  August 16, 2022

PhillyCAM/WPPM is looking to hire a Managing Editor to support the design, facilitation and implementation of a new community news radio program on our community radio station WPPM 106.5 FM. The Managing Editor will facilitate and work alongside a cohort of producers to create a 30-minute bi-weekly, live news-style radio show. Specifically, this opportunity will be made available to a multigenerational group of emerging community journalists and community media producers looking to sharpen their skills or explore a new medium.

The Managing Editor helps source stories, shape and build relationships with local community leaders and organizations to create a unique, mixed-format program rooted in community voice. The Managing Editor should have teaching and/or mentoring experience.

 

The Managing Editor will work alongside a multigenerational cohort of community reporters to identify, develop and produce segments highlighting cultural, political, and civic happenings
around Philadelphia. The goal of the show is to bridge the gap between generations through open conversations around these topics. Part of this work includes coordinating assignments
and building production teams. The ME works with the Radio Programming Manager and Education Director to facilitate the planning and development of newsroom trainings and program execution. The ME works with the cohort to develop scripts and rundowns and pre-recorded segments for bi-weekly live broadcasts. The ME collaborates with PhillyCAM
programming and marketing staff to support content distribution and develop listenership.

 

Essential Functions /Key Responsibilities

 Editorial / Administration

  • Generates and approves story ideas that focus on a wide range of issues throughout the Philadelphia/South Jersey region. Work with reporters to create strong neighborhood angles that are relevant to each show.
  • Facilitates weekly production meetings and individual check-ins with community producers to track progress and meet production deadlines.
  • Helps facilitate team building between producers to support intergenerational conversations and working relationships.
  • Supports community reporters in seeking or identifying guests and sources.
  • Manages production book to include materials for each episode: description, guests, credits, scripts and rundowns. 
  • Collects and submits pertinent information from each show to share with PhillyCAM staff for programming, outreach and social media needs: images, description, social media handles and hashtags.
  • Works with the Education Director to schedule guest speakers for special topics workshops.

 

 Production

  • Works with community reporters to assist in all stages of production (field recording, tracking, editing).
  • Supports fact checking, research and story development as needed and approves each script/rundown before air. 
  • Works with the Education Director to connect reporters to PhillyCAM staff and resources for additional technical training.
  • Works with PhillyCAM staff to ensure timely delivery of final files for radio and online listening.
  • Archive each episode and export individual show segments for social media circulation. 

Required Experience & Education

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse public with attention to diverse needs
  • Familiarity with journalism standards for radio news production
  • Experience with coordinating field production and live studio recording
  • Demonstrated experience as a storyteller, audio producer and writer
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills with demonstrated ability to work independently, collectively and collaboratively with minimal supervision
  • Familiarity with Philadelphia’s cultural, civic and community associations

 

Compensation: $22 - $24 per hour, based on experience. Time commitment: 15 hr/week

Anticipated Employment Start Date: Late August 2022. Seeking a 1-year commitment with possibility to renew.

Program Timeline: 

An application and review process for the first cohort of 10 producers will begin in July & August. This initial team will work together to produce the first season from September through December.  A second cohort will work on season two from March through June 2023. 

 

To Apply Please Send:

  • Your Resume
  • Letter of Introduction (that specifies how your experience, knowledge and skills match the identified duties, responsibilities, and requirements of this position)
  • Contact info for 3 Professional References
  • Links to work samples or reel if available. 

 

VIA EMAIL to jobs@phillycam.org with the SUBJECT LINE: Radio News Managing Editor

Please no phone calls.

Deadline to apply:  August 16, 2022

 

About PhillyCAM:

PhillyCAM is a dynamic community media center that brings together the people of Philadelphia to make and share media that promotes creative expression, democratic values, and civic participation. PhillyCAM provides access to media-making tools, training, and distribution of non-commercial media. Public access increases and diversifies the voices in the media; it provides all community members and particularly those in underserved or disenfranchised communities with the tools to tell their stories.

Due to volume, we may not be able to respond individually to each applicant. We will contact candidates for interviews. PhillyCAM is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

 

About WPPM:

WPPM is a member supported, participatory community station rehumanizing radio with local voices and original programming. We support content that celebrates, respects, and reflects the rich cultural makeup of the Philadelphia/South Jersey area and provides a platform for diverse community perspectives. WPPM provides a medium for underserved communities and music not heard on mainstream media. We value content that is educational, respectful, inclusive, non-degrading, and innovative.

 

 Due to volume, we may not be able to respond individually to each applicant. We will contact candidates for interviews. PhillyCAM is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.