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Tracking Code3758 Job Description

WBUR is seeking an Assistant Managing Editor of Education to lead a deeply creative, collaborative, and ambitious team of journalists covering education and its impact in the lives of students, educators, families and communities throughout Massachusetts, with an emphasis on exposing a greater diversity of expression. The Assistant Managing Editor of Education develops and oversees innovative storytelling and narrative, establishing a unique identity. The Assistant Managing Editor of Education is responsible for all aspects of supervising their team. Candidates should have experience with and be passionate about mentoring and coaching journalists at all experience levels, and hold a commitment to growing skills and supporting career development. This is a robust multi-platform team, and the role is responsible for the vision, strategy, promotion, and presence of the team's journalism across platforms, including broadcast, online, social media, and in the live space. The Assistant Managing Editor of Education will work with the Managing Editor as well as the rest of the newsroom leadership team on planning and overall newsroom strategy.

Key responsibilities:

  • Conceptualize, research, plan, produce, edit and supervise editorial coverage on broadcast and digital platforms
  • Research and set long-term editorial agenda and identity for the education team, focusing on specific areas of coverage and team growth
  • Work with Managing Editor and other WBUR managers across the station, from Marketing to Development, to strategize on team development and set ambitious editorial direction.
  • Communicate clearly with team members to reach team objectives, foster employee growth, and maintain a respectful, healthy work culture
  • Monitor employee development and cultivate a culture of collaboration and encouragement
Required Skills
  • 15+ years of journalism experience
  • Bachelor's degree or relevant experience required

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location BOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular


The Difference Is Our DNA

What compelled the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to award Boston University a grant to fight newborn mortality in Zambia? Why did Martin Luther King, Jr. adopt BU as a place where he could hone his message of justice and equality? And what is the catalyst that prompts 32,557 students from 135 countries to call BU their home every semester? It’s in our DNA: an inherent desire in each of our students, faculty, and staff to vigorously and dauntlessly pursue knowledge—and embrace the unlimited possibilities that come with it.

A Community Unlike Any Other

As you can see below, it takes people, ideas, and a little luck (Boston, you’re our town) to make BU what it is today: one of the most dynamic universities in the world.

Celebrated thinkers: On any given day, students will find themselves mesmerized by Nobel Prize winners, a poet laureate, and the first biomedical engineer ever to receive a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Award,” among others.

Extraordinary teaching: When a classroom starts to percolate with new ideas, it’s because our faculty of scholars and accomplished practitioners know how to ignite students’ imaginations. That’s why we reward our best teachers with BU’s most prestigious honor: The Metcalf Cup and Prize.

Groundbreaking research: With faculty dedicated to a creative, interdisciplinary approach to problem solving, BU has become a leading global research institution—propelled forward by over $350 million a year in sponsored program revenue.

World-class students: Elite students from all 50 states and 135 countries pursue higher education on BU campuses in Boston and at programs in L.A., D.C., and more than 30 other cities on six continents.

A city within a city: Today, 80% of our undergrads live on campus, which could explain the 525 student activity groups alone.

The greatest college town in the world: Boston. ’Nuff said.

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