Digital Supervising Editor I

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Morning Edition is looking for a resilient and innovative journalist with strong news judgment and project management skills to serve as a Supervising Editor. This person would manage the show’s digital content production, which includes podcast-related content.

Millions of listeners depend on Morning Edition and Up First to set the news agenda to start their day. We deliver the latest national and international news stories paired with analysis to put headlines into context. Morning Edition is a platform for accountability through interviews with government officials and decision makers who make or influence policy that affect people's lives. The show also features culture stories about music, movies and books that bring joy and provoke thoughtful conversations about who we are in this world.

The right candidate for this position is committed to daily and breaking news, and is eager to deliver the freshest, most important stories to listeners. They put the needs and wants of audiences first. They believe in the mission of public media.

Morning Edition is a 24/6 news operation. Broadcast news production takes place on holidays. Successful candidates can work holidays and will be asked to temporarily change their work schedule to cover shifts and special assignments as needed.


Supervise daily digital news operations at Morning Edition and Up First in collaboration with other supervising editors/managers at the show. Develop and implement strategies, workflows and products that expand audience reach for the shows. Coach and direct producers and editors when assigning and editing work. Collaborate with other departments to plan and produce content. Guide a group of direct reports to include training and delivering constructive feedback for growth. Backfill other managers as needed. Maintain editorial standards as set by the Executive Producer. Cultivate and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and editorial including an inclusive and equitable workplace culture. Other responsibilities as assigned.

  • Mentor, develop and train staff
  • Strategize with other managers and the Executive Producer to develop and execute new digital strategies, workflows and products
  • Cultivate and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace
  • Manage the hiring and onboarding process for individual staff hires
  • Fill in for other managers as needed

The above duties and responsibilities are not an exhaustive list of required responsibilities, duties and skills. Other duties may be assigned, and this job description can be modified at any time.


  • At least 3 years experience managing direct reports in a journalism newsroom or operation
  • At least 7 years experience creating journalism content as an editor or producer


  • Experience in editorial innovation as demonstrated in launching and supporting new products
  • Experience working in a broadcast newsroom
  • Familiarity in another written language other than English, such as Spanish or Mandarin


  • This is an on-site role based in Washington, DC .


  • Proficiency in editing journalism content across various platforms such as video, social media, broadcast, etc.
  • Experience in maintaining editorial standards
  • Proficiency in project management such as managing deadlines and time management
  • Experience in people management skills such as delivering constructive feedback, clear communication and conflict resolution.


  • This is a full time, exempt position.


Salary Range:

The U.S. based anticipated salary range for this opportunity is $140,000 - $155,000 plus benefits. The range displayed reflects the minimum and maximum salaries NPR expects to provide for new hires for the position across all US locations.


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The range displayed reflects the minimum and maximum salaries NPR expects to provide for new hires for the position across all US locations.

NPR Pay Range

$140,000—$155,000 USD

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