OPB seeks an Executive Editor for our Arts and Culture Unit

Employer OPB
Location Portland, OR
Type Full time
Apply by October 30, 2020 at 5 PM Pacific time
More details https://www.opb.org/careers/
Posted on September 22, 2020


The Executive Editor, Arts and Culture establishes the vision and roadmap for the Arts and Culture Unit including developing and overseeing the editorial approach, content strategy and output. The Editor supervises two reporter/producers who develop stories for use across digital and broadcast platforms, executive producers of Oregon Art Beat, Oregon Experience and the Director of opbmusic. The Editor collaborates closely with other Content units and departments to coordinate Arts and Culture work and leads communication about the unit’s work with other departments at OPB. The role is responsible for ensuring effective communication between producing units and for understanding, tracking and improving procedures, production and publishing workflows and editorial standards across the unit, including for radio, television, web and social media.

Working Conditions:
Most work is done in an office. Work schedule may include early mornings, evenings and weekends and involve travel in inclement weather. Extended periods of using a computer.

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree and seven years of experience reporting, producing and/or editing or an equivalent combination.
• Experience producing or supervising production of video (short or longform) for broadcast or digital distribution.
• Supervisory experience.
• If not already familiar with the arts and culture landscape in the PNW, then the ability to learn/engage in it.
• Ability to inspire, lead, motivate and establish psychological safety on team.
• Ability to promote a diverse, equitable and inclusive approach to selecting and telling stories about the artists, culture and history of the region.
• Time management, organizational and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to use broadcast and digital metrics data to inform content decisions.
• Communication experience with ability to adapt messages to a variety of audiences both internal and external.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Demonstrated experience producing or supervising production of audio programs or features for broadcast or digital distribution.
• Familiarity with the history of the Pacific Northwest.
• Ability to speak and read a second language, preferably one spoken in communities in the Pacific Northwest.
• Demonstrated experience with management of rights and contracts in the music industry or other areas involving artistic intellectual property.
• Experience in a creative pursuit.
• Enthusiasm for the role of public media in a changing journalism environment.

Click here to apply online.

Application Deadline—October 30, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. CST.