Director of Editorial Operations, WNYC Studios
WNYC Studios is looking for a Director of Editorial Operations to oversee business and production operations. This role will support production and administrative logistics, scheduling, and internal communications between the editorial and business teams. They will help ensure the editorial trains run on time and that our show teams have all the resources they need to take each episode to publish. The Director of Editorial Operations will play a critical role on our production teams, helping us build the processes around our ambitious new and existing shows. They’ll be a trusted partner to the Vice President and Executive Producers across multiple show teams. The Director will help them optimize their workflow, solve problems, and put processes in play to ensure they’re leading their teams to meet WNYC Studios high editorial standards.
This role supervises one direct report. They are often the primary point of contact for other divisions within New York Public Radio, including Finance, IT, HR, Sponsorship, Membership, Marketing, WQXR and the Newsroom.
- Managing and overseeing the communication process for WNYC Studios Editorial Calendar, making sure our Audience and Revenue teams have the information they need in advance to support the ongoing growth of our shows.
- Partnering with Executive Producers to manage budgets and draft contracts.
- Financial planning, budgeting and staff modeling for ongoing series and new initiatives.
- Managing engineering staffing across shows and projects, building and maintaining a calendar and working with Executive Producers to support their engineering needs
- Managing office operations, including testing and purchasing of supplies and programs.
- Identifying opportunities for resource sharing and managing these efforts to ensure that communication is thoughtful, timely & clear.
- Developing and implementing a standardized WNYC Studios onboarding process for all new employees joining the department in collaboration with Human Resources.
- Coordinating the recording of in-house sponsorship spots, partnering with Sponsorship and Engineering to facilitate a smooth process and quick turnaround time.
- Providing operations support for projects in their pilot or early development stage. This includes building processes around shows that have never existed. For example, building new timelines from scratch, helping to staff projects and coordinating communications across teams.
- Supervising the Administrative Coordinator, partnering with them to develop and maintain new and improved administrative processes and systems.
- Partnering with Human Resources teams to develop, implement and manage processes for onboarding, training/development, and hiring.
- 5+ years of operations experience, preferably working in editorial production at a digital-first media or entertainment company.
- Experience working closely with Finance teams on annual planning and managing budgets; experience working with Legal teams on contracts.
- A proven track record of successful project management: building and managing timelines and building new communications processes in an organization.
- An ability to identify problems early and come up with creative, workable solutions
- Successful experience influencing without positional authority
- Incredible attention to detail: You’re able to understand the overall picture and dive deep when needed into the minute details of a project at the same time.
- High EQ: You are intuitive. You can work with diverse people with different capabilities and skill sets across various levels within the organization. You’re proactive about jumping into an existing process and making recommendations or building one from scratch.
- Excellent communication skills: You’re a strong, clear writer. You also understand how to connect with people who have a variety of goals and needs.
- Experience leading, coaching and mentoring
- Experience working with Google Suite
- Experience building teams and mapping workflow
- Experience working with Airtable or other similar project management tools
- Direct supervisory experience
This is a full-time role that includes benefits. New York Public Radio offers competitive compensation with excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance, vacation, personal and sick time as well as generous parental leave.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this role is currently operating in a remote capacity and will continue to be fully remote through August 2021. However, this position is not a permanent remote position and is part of the New York City staff, and may be expected to work from the New York office when it is safe to do so.
About WNYC Studios
WNYC STUDIOS shows combine creative ambition and journalistic excellence. In the fast-expanding audio industry it has helped to define, WNYC Studios champions talent and ideas that seek to make the world more empathetic, fair, and beautiful. WNYC Studios is the premier producer of on-demand and broadcast audio, and home to some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed and popular podcasts, including Radiolab, On The Media, The New Yorker Radio Hour, Death, Sex & Money, and The United States of Anxiety. WNYC Studios is leading the new golden age in audio with podcasts and national radio programs that inform, inspire, and delight millions of intellectually curious and highly engaged listeners across digital, mobile, and broadcast platforms. Programs include personal narratives, deeply reported journalism, revealing interviews, and smart entertainment as varied and intimate as the human voice itself. For more information, visit www.wnycstudios.org .
Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
New York Public Radio is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We continuously strive to place our employees at the center of our thinking and elevate inclusive practices to develop and support a more engaged and productive workforce. Our journalism and operations in the service of that journalism benefit from a broad range of perspectives, from all backgrounds, at all levels of the organization. Diversity is essential to honest, authentic, accurate storytelling and reportage; creating an institution in which all voices are encouraged, valued, and heard.
New York Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving the goal of equal employment opportunity for all. Applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions without regard to mental or physical disability, race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin, citizenship status, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, employment status or any protected federal, state or local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.
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