General Assignment Editor,

Posted On: December 21, 2010

Journalism Job

Media Organization: WNYC

Company Description

About New York Public Radio:

New York Public Radio is New York's premier public radio franchise, comprising WNYC FM, WNYC AM, and WQXR, as well as and As America's most listened-to AM/FM news and talk public radio stations, reaching 1.1 million listeners every week, WNYC extends New York City's cultural riches to the entire country on-air and online, and presents the best national offerings from networks National Public Radio, Public Radio International, American Public Media, and the British Broadcasting Company. WNYC 93.9 FM broadcasts a wide range of daily news, talk, cultural and music programming, while WNYC AM 820 maintains a stronger focus on breaking news and international news reporting. Classical 105.9 WQXR is New York City’s sole 24-hour classical music station, presenting new and landmark classical recordings as well as live concerts from the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, among other New York City venues, immersing listeners in the city’s rich musical life. In addition to its audio content, New York Public Radio produces content for live, radio and web audiences from The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, the station’s street-level multipurpose, multiplatform broadcast studio and performance space. For more information about WQXR, visit

Job Description

The General Assignment Editor, at the direction of the Managing Editor, supports the strategic content goals for the WNYC Web site, developing and curating content with a focus on local, regional and national news presented with a New York perspective and highlighting topics that are driving the daily “New York Conversation.”

S/he coordinates activities with the WNYC newsroom and WNYC-produced local and national shows, continues the evolution, development and placement of coverage online, executes the goal for diverse voices and perspectives on the site and works as part of a talented editorial team on the daily execution of online content.

The General Assignment Editor is responsible for delivering content that is viable, sustainable and meets the mission and goals of WNYC and the promise to readers and listeners. S/he will be part of the effort to make Web coverage a necessary and transformative daily experience as part of the most inclusive gathering place in news media.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Manage's daily updates, including overseeing the creation of original web content, text editing and programming content for the WNYC site, including articles, blog posts and other content
• Work with WNYC staff and hosts to create online buildouts for on-air features
• Develop web-exclusive content including web-exclusive stories, tools and polls
• Help to define and grow the audience
• Maintain awareness of industry trends and competitive landscape, including design, content, user interface, social media, information architecture of public broadcasting and other media and news and information Web sites
• Comply with all New York Public Radio and department policies and guidelines
• This position requires use of a computer, telephone and other office and/or broadcast equipment; ability to communicate effectively through a variety of methods
• Ability to work extended hours as needed, including some evenings and weekends, and may be required to be on-call at times
• Other duties as assigned


• Bachelor's degree required
• Minimum of 5 years print or online broadcast Journalism experience required
• 3 plus years experience in Internet/New Media production preferred
• News writing, reporting and copy editing, required
• Impeccable journalistic integrity and editorial judgment, required
• Ability to develop a comprehensive vision and lead others toward it, required
• Strong web production skills: including HTML and familiarity with digital content management systems, required
• Graphics Production, Image Optimization, required
• Familiarity with Internet production software: Photoshop, etc., required
• Interactive Media production: Flash, Audio, Streaming Media, preferred
• Willingness and ability to learn new skills and concepts as necessary, preferred
• Proven ability to meet deadlines, ability to pay attention to detail, required
• Ability to manage several projects concurrently, build timelines, produce task lists and write technical requirements, required
• Excellent communication skills—both oral and written—with an impressive reputation for building and maintaining relationships with people at all levels of an organization, across a diverse range of cultural, generational, ethnic, racial, educational and social backgrounds
• Requires the intellectual and emotional depth, maturity, self-confidence and interpersonal skills to work effectively and/or interact with other digital media staff, executives at New York Public Radio and colleagues

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

To Apply:

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a cover letter, salary requirements and resume online to with “GA Editor” and your last name in the subject line.

New York Public Radio must receive all information requested in order to consider your candidacy.

Qualified candidates only please. No calls, no third-party submissions.

Due to the high volume of submissions, we are able to respond only to the candidates selected for interview. We appreciate your interest in employment with New York Public Radio.

New York Public Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites and encourages qualified applicants from all walks of life.

To Apply

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a cover letter, salary requirements and resume online to with “GA Editor” and your last name in the subject line.