Job Description:

The Community Idea Stations is seeking a Newscast Editor who is energized by the frantic pace of daily news and passionate about mentoring the next generation of public radio reporters to join our WCVE FM News team. This is a full time position with benefits that reports to the News Director.

The Newscast Editor is responsible for identifying, assigning and editing all content featured in WCVE's morning and afternoon newscasts. Working with a growing news team, the newscast editor prioritizes and assigns daily and long-range stories for reporters and interns, coaching them on reporting strategies and developing their audio and digital reporting skills. This position facilitates editorial meetings, sets daily deadlines, edits spot news, fact checks stories and copy edits material for digital distribution. The Newscast Editor will also be responsible for occasional feature editing, assist in curating and writing copy for newscasts and the web and may also report and produce news stories. This position would regularly perform live newscast shifts in a rotation with other newscasters. 

The Newscast Editor will also serve as the Student Journalist Coordinator, supervising all WCVE News Interns and News Fellows, including setting schedules, assigning tasks and stories, and editing on-air or digital work. This position will assist in outreach efforts to locate the best candidates for our intern and fellowship programs.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of three years editing experience, one to three years of on air/newscasting experience and at least one year of experience supervising journalism students and/or interns. Hosting and board operating experience is preferred and public radio experience is strongly preferred. 

Candidates should be able to work a flexible schedule including night and weekend hours, be available for travel, and must have a valid Virginia driver’s license with a clean driving record.         

The Community Idea Stations use the power of media to educate, entertain and inspire. We are the largest locally owned and operated media company in the region, each week reaching more than 300,000 people throughout central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley of every age, demographic and economic circumstance through our TV and radio programs. Visit us at www.ideastations.org to learn more.

Our many employee benefits include health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 403(b) savings plan with match, and tuition reimbursement. We offer a generous amount of paid time off and holidays, flexible work arrangements, and a fun, casual atmosphere.

The Community Idea Stations is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Location: 
Richmond, VA
United States
Job Category: 
Production/Programming
Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Job Type: 
Full time
Send Application Materials To: 

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to hr@ideastations.org or mail to Community Idea Statins, Attn: Human Resources, 23 Sesame Street Richmond VA 23235. Submissions without this information will not be considered.

This position is open until January 15, 2019.