WFIU/WTIU News is the largest public media newsroom in Indiana. We are searching for an experienced journalist to serve as our Senior News Editor.
The primary duty of the Senior Editor is to manage the daily flow of news content. Oversees the production and editing of news stories for daily broadcast and online, and also serves as a news content contributor. The Senior Editor is a professional journalist who ensures adherence to journalistic guidelines and practices and the department’s performance using these principles as guidelines.
The Senior Editor is also charged with the production of a weekly in-depth news show that focuses on balanced, enterprise story telling.
Develops and oversees a half hour weekly newscast that focuses on in-depth reporting. Ensures meaningful content is delivered to the audience by coordinating with journalists, senior staff and production team members. Establishes schedules for content delivery, communicates expectations to journalists and crew members, and ensures all content meets the highest journalistic standards.
The Senior Editor produces news coverage for a large portion of Indiana and contributes stories locally, regionally and nationally. Under the editor’s guidance, the station provides coverage of breaking news and explanatory pieces. Produces and edits news stories for daily broadcast and posting online; develops feature-length material regularly to run across all platforms and across the state and country.
The Senior Editor manages daily newsroom assignments. Key activities include: evaluates story pitches based on newsworthiness; assigns crews to stories using appropriate logistical and journalistic judgment; makes calls to news sources as needed, gaining appropriate and actionable information; assists in finding stories, doing research and tracking story ideas. Coordinates logistics, monitors news wires and other news sources. Serves as a gatekeeper and evaluates content and determines whether a story is more than a daily assignment that could be a special feature or talk show topic. Helps journalists develop pitches for the News Bureau Chief to consider.