Editor Department Job Description Sample
Associate Editor (4018U) #26436
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.
Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 03/01/2019
Located in the midst of the Mark Twain Papers in The Bancroft Library, the Mark Twain Project is a longstanding, distinguished scholarly undertaking which is creating a comprehensive scholarly edition of Mark Twain's writings, including all of his letters, notebooks, and unpublished manuscripts, as well as his published journalism and literary works. Before 2007 all editions were published as printed books. Since 2007 we have been building an electronic edition of these writings, http://www.marktwainproject.org, which draws upon the Web's strengths of search, organization, and display.
Researches, writes, edits, and checks for accuracy texts, textual apparatuses, explanatory notes, and other documentation (maps, charts, schedules, and lists) for a variety of purposes, including publication in books, on the Web, and in internally accessed databases. Applies a mastery of both subject matter (Mark Twain's life and writings, nineteenth-century American history and literature) and Project specific editorial standards and modern textual theory. Assignments may include writing parts of individual editorial content, grant proposals, articles for publication, briefing materials, talking points, press releases, web sites and site content.
Determines content and sources for publications and written work, conducts research with multiple and sometimes conflicting sources, decides how a text by Mark Twain should read based on that research, and ensures accuracy, clarity and sound judgment in establishing such a text and its technical apparatus.
Consults with and advises scholars seeking help in solving their problems searching Mark Twain.
May edit and oversee design and production of a variety of print and online material.
May develop publications or web sites to meet communication needs.
Assesses submitted manuscripts and recommends materials to be published, including working with nonresident authors on developing material for publication.
May oversee or lead staff; hire, assign, and oversee freelance staff.
May respond to media inquiries, directing reporters to campus media relations officers and other subject matter experts as appropriate
Masters degree in related area (e.g. American literature, history) and/or equivalent experience/training. Ph.D. is preferred.
Advanced knowledge of the fundamentals of writing, grammar, syntax, style, and punctuation and advanced skills in writing clearly and effectively for both scholarly audiences and the broader public.
Advanced knowledge of appropriate editorial style and publication guidelines.
Some knowledge of and/or ability to quickly learn computer applications for writing, editing, publishing, image handling, and/or web production, especially XML-based workflows.
Advanced research and fact verification skills.
Good interpersonal communications skills, including active listening and effective collaboration skills.
Thorough analytical and critical thinking skills.
Ability of maintain absolute confidentiality.
Familiarity with library metadata.
Experience with transcribing manuscripts.
Experience with devising and running unit and system tests.
A keen eye for proofreading and copy-editing.
Salary & Benefits
$69,000.00 - $105,200.00 annual
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply
All applicants should submit a writing sample with their application.
Please submit your sample, cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
If you love coaching writers and editors to be better at their crafts and you geek out about user experience, then this may be the job for you!
As a full-time Managing Editor at Clearlink, you'll directly manage a group of talented and passionate copywriters and editors in the Consumer Brands Marketing department. In this role, you'll oversee efforts to create helpful online content as you own the overall quality of content from your team.
We need a strong manager, editor, marketer, and communicator who can work cross-functionally with other leaders, listen to other people's ideas, and solicit candid feedback in the spirit of ever-improving.
You should have experience managing a team of writers and/or editors, coaching for project-level and overall performance. You should be comfortable giving thorough feedback to writers and editors, ensuring that work aligns with broader website goals and vision, as well as best practices in online marketing and persuasive tactics.
This role reports to the Copy Director.
Why You'll Love the Consumer Brands Team:
Work in a unique, collaborative environment where ideas are shared freely and individuals are empowered to affect change.
Share in the thrill of building (sometimes from scratch!) web properties and brands that simplify the customer journey.
Be part of a culture that recognizes and rewards effort.
Surround yourself with some of Utah's best marketing minds and leave work each day having learned something new.
Leadership / Management
Manage, supervise, and mentor copywriters and editors.
Own hiring and onboarding for the writers and editors on your team.
Continually improve our process and deliverables.
Hold consistent 1:1 meetings with all direct reports to give career coaching, troubleshoot issues, and build relationships of trust.
Find, test, hire, and manage freelance copywriters and editors as needed.
Develop rapport and communicate effectively with Marketing Managers, Content Strategists, Compliance Specialists, Developers, Designers, Art Director, and Copy Director to ensure projects fulfill the desired overall vision.
Embrace giving and receiving candid feedback.
Conduct brand and product research.
Teaching Best Practices in Writing, Editing, and Marketing
Teach writing and editing workshops, run meetings, and share marketing/editing/writing knowledge.
Communicate specific guidelines to help writers and editors produce quality copy.
Work with content strategists and marketing managers to develop tone/voice guidelines, user personas, and other materials essential for creating high-quality copy that resonates with users.
Become a subject-matter expert in the verticals of your websites, including keeping up on the industry and learning from competitors' content.
Align your team goals with greater business goals.
Writing, Editing, and Reviewing Work
Give constructive, clear, and kind feedback on copywriters' and editors' assignments.
Answer writing and editing questions for individuals across the department.
Directly edit copy pieces and juggle multiple projects at once while meeting deadlines.
Write copy to model effective examples for the team and to contribute to high-profile projects.
Edit copy for punctuation, clarity, compliance standards, and logical completeness.
Assign writing and editing tasks, as needed.
Strong writing and editing experience
People management experience
Basic knowledge of SEO, PPC, content strategy, and CRO
Ability to adhere to brand compliance guidelines
Must submit writing and editing samples/portfolio
Experience in health or life insurance industries a plus
Degree in English, marketing, or related field
1+ years' management experience
3+ years' experience in advertising, online marketing, or related field
5+ years' experience in writing and editing
Ability to complete test project
The Office of Development and Alumni Communications seeks to engage, inform and solicit alumni and donors through integrated, multichannel communications strategies. The copy editor is a university professional position reporting to the senior director of DAR Communications. General duties of the position include: ?Provide editorial services including substantive editing, copy editing, proofreading and research for print and electronic media to deliver and ensure current and accurate information and consistent messaging regarding VCU and its community ?Independently proofread and edit content and proofs (print and digital) for nomenclature, content, spelling, grammar, consistent formatting, style and tone, consistent use of branding, terms, accuracy and readability in accordance with set deadlines ?Implement and ensure proper use of DAR Communications style, including AP Style ?Serve as departmental resource for general and university fact checking, AP Style and grammatical questions and answers queries in a timely and positive manner ?Assist department staff in other administrative activities and provides assistance with special projects as requested
?Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, marketing or related field, or equivalent experience ?Three years of editing and proofreading experience, with preference for work in a university or nonprofit setting ?Excellent oral and written communication skills including editing and proofreading abilities ?Sound customer service skills ?Strong computer skills ?Ability to communicate and present ideas accurately and clearly ?Expert knowledge of grammar and AP Style ?Ability to work in team setting and in a diverse work environment ?Ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment with strict deadlines ?Aptitude to develop and maintain strong working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
Assignment Editor – Spectrum News San Antonio
Spectrum Networks is looking for enthusiastic, talented and driven individuals to join the best and brightest in gathering, producing and delivering stories that make a difference within a 24-hour breaking news environment! Our commitment is to engage viewers with relevant, timely news that's important to the local communities we serve.
Who we are: Spectrum Networks is a series of 27 hyper-local news and 9 regional sports networks owned and operated by Charter Communications, Inc. Spectrum Networks seeks to provide the most essential local news and information, cultivating relevant and thoughtful conversations that foster informed and engaged communities.
The Environment: Spectrum News is a 24-hour breaking news network which requires employees who are flexible and available to work various shift, including early morning, late evenings, weekends and holidays.
Being on our team means … You're ready to inspire and be inspired! You're passionate, creative and highly technical, driven to flourish in a competitive, fast-paced environment. You're fiercely accurate, with a desire to leverage your knowledge, skills and abilities to share news stories to viewers in our local communities. You're nimble, having the ability to pivot in an ever-changing workflow. You are a team player with a positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills. You have the ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure.
What we're looking for: The Assignment Editor will coordinate news crews, resources and logistics, ensuring that top stories are covered across assigned shift. Determine priorities and assign coverage to news units. Collaborate on story ideas and coordinate assignments of the news gathering staff.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Respond quickly and efficiently to breaking news; coordinate multiple live field crews and the chopper
Set up news stories by planning daily and long term coverage
Monitor websites, social media sources and post content to news website
Monitor police and fire scanners for breaking news and developing stories
Collaborate with editors to determine which news events should be covered and which correspondent should cover each event
Communicate the coverage needs of the assignment desk to crews and dispatch and coordinate photographers and field crews
Develop sources within the community, including government agencies and public relations representatives
Make beat calls to sources and other agencies
Gather accurate information from the public and public agencies
Maintain current and future files for news stories
Contribute to story ideas and advance developing stories; participate in directing coverage plans under deadline pressure
Perform other duties as assigned
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Solid news judgment and passion for news
Ability to develop sources
Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and work under time pressure deadline
Must be able and willing to work different shifts and be flexible with schedule changes
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; ability to clearly communicate solutions; ability to relate well with diverse populations
Ability to interface with internal company personnel
Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to problem solving
Must be able to work under time pressure deadlines, work different or extended shifts and flexible with schedule changes. Willing and able to work weekends and holidays
Education & Experience:
- Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Communication or comparable television work experience preferred
- 4+ years of Assignment desk experience in a television newsroom
Our Culture: Every employee is an influencer and culture keeper. We expect respectful communication (despite pressure), openness to feedback, an eagerness to learn, and an overall positive attitude! Roles may require the following:
Overtime may be required to meet deadlines
Varying schedule due to, breaking news and/or daily news coverage requirements
Provide 24x7, 365 days per year, on-call support. May entail phone or physical presence at the facility for equipment failure or other disasters. This includes, but is not limited to equipment and power failures, loss of contracted services, storms or severe weather, and schedule conflicts
Participation in an established on-call rotation
Associate Editor - Trade
Job Requisition ID: 15114
We are seeking a dynamic, professional, market-savvy associate editor to acquire and develop a select list of lifestyle and culinary titles. The associate editor will also coordinate the work of other editors on specific lifestyle and culinary projects, as well manage as those project schedules. Responsibilities include the following:
Acquire and develop two to four high-quality and commercially successful titles per year
Edit and manage select titles for executive editor and editor in chief as requested
Foster and expand agent and author relationships to build a profitable and distinctive list
Present title ideas to editorial, sales, publicity, and marketing teams to gain approval for acquisition
Prepare financial (P&L) statements to ensure profitability of list
Directly create or coordinate sales and marketing materials, including but not limited to pub cards, catalog copy, launch presentations, and cover copy
Work cooperatively and productively with production, design, publicity, marketing, and sales departments to ensure great publication outcomes and results
Minimum of three years working for a trade book publisher
Strong market knowledge of lifestyle and culinary categories
Excellent editorial skills and proven ability to shape manuscript while retaining author voice and vision
Ability to generate and read profit and loss statements, and understand impact of product decisions on profitability
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Exceptional organizational skills
Solid presentation and negotiation skills
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work cooperatively with co-workers in same and other departments
Mastery of Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing).
The person in this position needs to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings.
ABOUT HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT TRADE PUBLISHING:
For nearly two centuries, HMH Trade Publishing has published some of the world's most renowned novels, nonfiction, children's books, and reference works. As part of a leading global learning company, it is uniquely positioned to offer educational and entertaining content for all audiences. Its distinguished author list includes ten Nobel Prize winners, forty-eight Pulitzer Prize winners, fifteen National Book Award winners, and more than one hundred Caldecott, Newbery, Printz, and Sibert Medal and Honor recipients. HMH publishes such distinguished authors as Tim O'Brien, Natasha Trethewey, Paul Theroux and Amos Oz, and a celebrated roster of children's authors and illustrators including Kwame Alexander, Lois Lowry, and Chris Van Allsburg. HMH is also home to The Best American series®; The Whole30®, Weber Grill, Betty Crocker®, Better Homes and Gardens®, How to Cook Everything®, and other leading lifestyle properties; the Peterson Field Guides®; CliffsNotes™; books by J.R.R. Tolkien; and many iconic children's books and characters, including Curious George®, The Little Prince, and The Polar Express. HMH Productions, its newly launched division, develops and produces media and licensed products related to brands such as Carmen Sandiego and Oregon Trail.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people's lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom. HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world. For more information, visit http://careers.hmhco.com
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.
Copy Editor Intern
Clearlink is looking for a full-time editing intern to join our marketing team over the summer. We're looking for someone who can proof and edit blog posts, resource articles, and website copy. You should submit samples of your editing. Interns will work a regular workweek: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and pay is $12 an hour.
Hired interns will learn about online marketing, SEO, paid search advertising, PR, and social media advertising. The work will cover a range of content that includes blog posts, landing pages, website copy, email campaigns, and more. Interns will collaborate with other experts across disciplines to create compelling content.
In this role, you'll learn about editing for the web, consumer trigger points, and how to execute on a team vision while working with other team members.
Interested in both digital and traditional marketing channels
Skilled in helping others write clear, driven, and creative content
Detail-oriented and results-driven with ability to take feedback on how to improve
Comfortable brainstorming and openly sharing ideas
Creative thinker who thrives in an always-changing, fast-paced work environment
Autonomous self-starter who asks intelligent questions and proactively seeks the knowledge and resources to excel
Collaborative individual who loves working with others and sharing ideas
Working on a degree in Editing, English, Communications, Journalism, or similar field
Love of writing, especially non-fiction, marketing writing, or business writing
Editing test project for qualified applicants
Experience working with digital media is a plus
Must be a Junior or Senior- prefrence of graduating Seniors
Editing, English, Public Relations, Sociology, Advertising, Marketing, Comparative Studies
- We will be reaching out in March for next steps.
Salt Lake City
Senior Copy Editor - Editing In Medical Education - Parsippany, NJ
TRIO, a medical education division of FCB Health, is seeking a talented and detail-oriented Sr. Editor to copy edit a variety of medical communications projects. To be based in picturesque Parsippany, NJ, the Sr. Editor will have the opportunity to work on top medical education accounts while collaborating with seasoned professionals in the medical education space.
Projects may include: slide decks and speaker materials for Speaker Bureaus and Speaker Trainings; webcast and broadcast scripts; medical Congress materials; executive summaries and agendas for advisory board meetings; biographies for KOLs (key opinion leaders); new business slide decks; proposals.
The Sr. Editor expected to work independently in a medical education agency environment with assigned brand teams to enforce quality control across core editorial functions (editing, fact checking, proofreading). Additionally is expected to demonstrate expertise regarding relevant FDA regulations and provide some guidance to Associate Editor/Editor-level staff. Experience in medical education and familiarity with a range of product categories and therapeutic classes are a plus.
The Sr. Editor will provide organizational support as needed, including co-monitoring workflow to aid Second-Shift Editorial Manager with prioritizing and delegating to other second-shift editors.
In absence of Editorial Manager, able to: prioritize and expedite workflow; troubleshoot content and process issues; maintain communication with producers, brand editors, and team members as needed; serves as editorial point person for new business initiatives (presentation decks, concepts, branding materials).
Ensure correct spelling, grammatical accuracy, adherence to AMA/brand style, and consistency across brand deliverables
Maintains version control, ensures project file integrity, and verifies that requested changes have been accurately incorporated across rounds of project routing
Ensures daily communication to update internal team members on all aspects of projects
Helps ensuring and enforcing compliance with OPDP/regulatory guidelines
Collaborate and communicate with team members in a productive manner to ensure goals are being met being met, while maintaining quality control
Verify factual information in projects vs supporting references
JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Copyediting, proofreading, and fact-checking on assigned accounts as well as other accounts as needed.
Uses technologic tools to replace manual proofreading as appropriate.
Generates and promptly updates style guide for assigned accounts.
Ability to quickly master specifics of assigned accounts and product categories, as well as accommodate multiple assignments effectively.
Build and maintain a command of brand data and content.
Resolve content issues using reference material and collaboration with copywriter.
Enforces OPDP/regulatory guidelines.
Extensive interaction and follow-through with account teams.
Good evaluative and decision-making skills.
Establishes and communicates workload priorities to manager and second-shift staff.
At least 6 to 8 years of copyediting experience, preferably in pharma or healthcare
Medical education experience a plus
Experience using AMA
Acumen in using Microsoft Suite programs
Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Communications, Marketing or Business
The Digital Editor will be responsible for identifying, researching, developing and writing content for the website and daily (M-F) digital newsletter for License Global magazine, the leading multi-platform B2B publication for the global brand licensing industry. The Digital Editor will be a result-orientated professional, with exceptional communication and inter-personal skills, working closely with a variety of departments and roles across Informa offices all over the world with specific emphasis on interaction with staff in Santa Monica, New York City and London. The successful candidate will be able to manage multiple tasks and prioritize them effectively and will have a proven track record in content and website management. If you are a self-starter who thrives in a deadline-driven environment, we want to hear from you!
The License Global team produces print, digital, video and daily news in support of the world's top events company, Informa, and supports its events as a thought leader.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Identify, report and write compelling news stories on the consumer product space that will be executed on a Monday-Friday basis.
Assemble, edit and manage distribution of daily, weekly and European e-newsletters.
Manage all aspect of License Global's website, including calendars, daily news postings, archives, etc.
Produce and create multimedia content including short videos and graphic design projects.
Collaborate with Content Director, Managing Editor, Content Editors and event stakeholders to forecast future editorial needs and identify trends in the marketplace.
Conduct interviews and engage with C-level executives at some of the leading companies in the world.
Comfort writing straight editorial as well as branded/custom content material.
Attend relevant global industry events, acting as a representative of the publication.
Four-year college degree in journalism or a related communications field.
At least two years experience writing for a publication or website (business or entertainment expertise is a plus).
Strong writing, reporting and copyediting skills.
Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (particularly InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator).
Proficiency with digital storytelling tools, SEO, CMS and analytics (HTML/CSS and Drupal experience is a plus).
Knowledge of pop culture, brands, entertainment.
Ability to adhere to strict deadlines.
Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 10%.
ABOUT OUR COMPANY:
License Global magazine, published by Informa, is the leading news source for the brand licensing industry, delivering award-winning editorial content covering trends, analysis and special reports on the global brand licensing and retail marketplace. Through its print edition, website and daily e-newsletter, License Global reaches a total monthly audience more than 150,000 qualified readers. The magazine also serves as the official publication for the brand licensing industry's two largest trade events, Licensing Expo and Brand Licensing Europe. Founded in 1998, License Global's readership is comprised of the world's leading retailers, licensors, licensees, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors.
WHY WORK FOR UBM?
As an employee of UBM you will have access to a positive company culture, a flexible and professional environment, UBM Employee Benefits and a commitment from us that we will invest in developing your talent.
UBM is committed to its policy of equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees. Our employment practices are based on each person's skills, abilities and performance. We provide equal opportunity in employment to qualified individuals regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender identity, gender re-assignment, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by law. This commitment extends to all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, promotion, training, compensation, benefits, discipline and discharge. Any form of discrimination is in violation of this policy and will not be tolerated by the Company.
We invite you to be part of an organization that is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture and to being a responsible, sustainable business.
Web Content Editor
Contract Length: 6-months
Job ID: 11510858
At Parallon Technology Solutions (PTS), we serve and enable those who care for and improve human life in their communities. Visit our website to learn more about us!
Parallon Technology Solutions is seeking a Digital Content Specialist to join our team in Nashville, TN.
The Digital Content Specialist is responsible for content publishing and development on HCA websites as well as special projects where needed. This role reports to the Web Content Manager.
- Support timely and accurate content publishing to requests received through our ticketing system. Ensures service levels are met.
- Own the web content publishing process: determine the best content publishing solution based on established publishing guidelines and best practices, and details provided by our internal customers.
- Follow web content and publishing best practices, style guide standards, brand standards, WCAG accessibility guidelines, and legal requirements in the content publishing process to assure quality and accuracy.
- Direct unresolved content issues to the next level of support.
- Record events and problems and their resolution in ticketing system documentation.
- Follow-up and update clients on ticket status.
- Collaborate with development managers to create and migrate content for project launches.
- Perform user acceptance testing for new websites, enhancements to content management systems, and general maintenance.
- Audit websites for adherence to established standards, publishing processes, accuracy, and compliance issues.
- Communicate daily with internal and external teams, clients, and vendors regarding project tasks and tickets.
- Provide outstanding client and stakeholder customer service.
- Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.
- Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of relevant background and work experience.
- 3+ years’ experience in web publishing and content management.
Knowledge & Skills:
- Demonstrated experience with web publishing processes, content management systems and related tools.
- Strong sense of web site layout and design. Experienced in principles of mobile and responsive layouts.
- Proficient in HTML, CSS, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and photo editing.
- Knowledge of web accessibility guidelines and best practices.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with all clients and stakeholders throughout organization.
- Successful history of balancing priorities simultaneously, while working under tight time constraints and meeting deadlines.
- Track record of learning and applying new technologies quickly.
- Proven client support experience, customer-orientated and ability to adapt/respond to different types of personalities.
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DEPARTMENT: Office of the President
STATUS: Part-Time (20 hours/week)
PBS is a private, nonprofit corporation, founded in 1969, whose members are America's public TV stations -- noncommercial, educational licensees that operate 350 PBS member stations.
The Public Editor is the public's direct connection to PBS when questions arise regarding broadcast and digital programming that appears on PBS. The Public Editor will examine matters of editorial integrity, journalism, and production practice. (S)he will offer an objective perspective when responding to complaints or questions. The position is independent from PBS, and reports directly to the organization's President & CEO.
Public media has a complex system of production responsibilities that is dependent on many sources: independent producers, member stations, and PBS itself. The Public Editor will ensure that the ultimate consumer — the broadcast or digital viewer — is well-served by the content and presentation of PBS programming with respect to issues of disclosure, fairness, and accuracy. (S)he will review the public's inquiries and complaints about broadcast and online content, determine an appropriate response, and serve as an impartial arbiter.
Essential duties will include, but are not limited to:
Serve as independent observer and representative of viewers, playing no internal role at PBS, through assessing and publicly reporting on PBS' adherence to journalistic ethics and standards.
Develop, communicate, and uphold the highest standards of editorial integrity and journalistic ethics; hold PBS accountable to its own published editorial standards and policies.
Connect PBS' audience to PBS, providing a forum for audience viewpoints and serving as an impartial arbiter on behalf of the public. This includes reviewing the public's inquiries and complaints about broadcast and online content; determining appropriate, objective responses and ensuring that responses are sent in a timely matter; and based on public response, independently determine if other content should be examined.
Research, write, edit and publish online Public Editor columns regarding findings on specific issues, responses to viewer comments, and matters of journalistic ethics and standards, particularly those pertaining to content found on PBS programs, websites, applications, etc.; clearly maintain independence so as not to speak as a spokesperson for PBS.
Attend public television conferences; maintain outside relationships with other organizations in matters related to journalistic integrity.
Track and analyze the Public Editor's website statistics, including preparing monthly reports
Requirements for success:
Bachelor's degree in a related field
10 years of newsroom/academic journalism experience, ideally at the national level,
Significant experience with digital media, including experience in web publishing and using web analytics software
Experience vetting, editing, and reviewing stories and/or programming on a wide range of issues
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
Proven track record of journalistic excellence and the highest standards of professional ethics and personal integrity
Demonstrated record of strong leadership, and exceptional record/reputation for journalistic ethics and personal integrity
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Diplomatic, thoughtful temperament that will earn the respect and trust of the public and the PBS staff
Consistently demonstrates respect for inclusion, diversity, and ethics
Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage overlapping deadlines
Ability to handle conflict situations and pressure
Ability to utilize web publishing and analytics software
Media-savvy about broadcast, online, mobile and social media, with a strong understanding of how different digital platforms are being used to consume content
Ability to stay current in requisite skills, especially in the digital space
Understanding of the public media system
PBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Women, Protected
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