Managing Editor, Radio

Job description

Job no: 495550
Work type: Non-Classified/Professional
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Marketing and Communications, Radio

About Us:

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

This position serves to manage reporters from multiple stations across multiple states, the editor will manage content from member stations around the Mountain West.

Level Scope:

Spends the majority of time (50% or more) achieving organizational objectives through the coordinated achievements of subordinate staff. Manages experienced professionals who exercise latitude and independence in assignments. Establishes departmental goals and objectives, functions with autonomy. Manages the accountability and stewardship of human, financial, and often physical resources in compliance with departmental and campus wide goals and objectives. Ensures subordinate supervisors and professionals adhere to defined internal controls with a focus on policy and strategy implementation. Manages systems and procedures to protect departmental assets and requires practical knowledge in leading and managing the execution of processes, projects and tactics within one area.

Essential Functions:

The Managing Editor, Radio must:

The Mountain West News Bureau - a Regional Journalism Center (RJC) covering the issues of the Mountain West - seeks a Managing Editor to lead its team of 6 reporters across 6 states. With continued funding from CPB, this is a partnership of five public radio stations: KUNC in Colorado, KUNR in northern Nevada, Boise State Public Radio in Idaho, Wyoming Public Media, KNPR in southern Nevada, and KUNM in New Mexico. The Managing Editor assigns, edits, and guides the editorial process for the RJC. The ideal candidate must be committed to strengthening editorial partnerships, both across the region and with public radio distributors nationally. This position is based at Boise State Public Radio, in beautiful Boise, Idaho, with 200 miles of trails in the foothills above the city, a vibrant downtown scene, and access to 33-million acres of public lands.

  • Generates and approves story ideas that focus on a wide range of issues throughout the mountain west. Work with reporters to create strong regional angles that are relevant to all the member stations.
  • Assigns and edits stories, coordinates coverage, for radio and web for a team of reporters from several states, some of whom will rotate. Overseeing social media accounts and posts.
  • Works with managing editors from several public media stations to ensure timely delivery of content, including audio, digital, and on occasion, multimedia content and other content.
  • Coordinates coverage among related partners at other public media stations and news outlets.
  • Keeps reporters on track, meeting their content expectations. Holds weekly conference calls with the reporting team.
  • Serves as a resource for talk shows, including identifying sources and opportunities for additional coverage, conducting two-ways and interviews, and appearing as a guest.
  • May oversee the work of interns.
  • Participates in assigned fund-raising and outreach activities, on air and off. Participates in and helps create community engagement events.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services.
  • Ability to create and enforce deadlines
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices
  • Familiarity with public radio news programming.
  • Broad knowledge of local, regional, national and international political, legislative, economic, scientific, arts and cultural affairs.
  • Demonstrated experience in broadcast production, writing, and editing
  • Excellent memory for details, be able to meet daily deadlines, often under stressful conditions, and deal effectively with a multiplicity of tasks simultaneously.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, and 5 years experience including 1 year managerial experience

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must be committed to strengthening editorial partnerships, both across the region and with public radio distributors nationally.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:

Resume and Cover Letter

Advertised: April 9, 2021 Mountain Daylight Time
Applications close: May 9, 2021 Mountain Daylight Time




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Job No:
Posted: 4/11/2021
Application Due: 5/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time