StateImpact Oklahoma and KGOU Radio seek a dynamic, innovative news leader to build upon a strong tradition of collaborative local, state and regional news and public affairs coverage and take it to the next level. The managing editor is a new position created by the partners of StateImpact Oklahoma (KGOU-FM, KOSU-FM, KWGS-FM and KCCU-FM) to implement our shared editorial vision of collaborative enterprise journalism that serves the public interest and engages diverse communities through broadcast, digital and social media services.
Over the last eight years, StateImpact Oklahoma has won numerous awards, including a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for audio continuing coverage in 2015 and a national PRNDI award in 2017. Our collaborative election reporting initiative, Oklahoma Engaged, won regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for Excellence in Innovation in 2017 and 2019.
The managing editor will be a forward-thinking, collaborative journalist who will develop and implement news and public affairs strategies, make editorial decisions, direct and edit news our new team including professional reporters and college journalism students, and create multi-platform content in a creative, motivated and productive work environment.
The managing editor will play an integral role in defining and implementing the partners’ unified editorial plan for stations in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Lawton, Oklahoma, and will also report and serve as local host from time to time. Our editorial emphasis is on public policy issues, but stories may also include breaking news, human interest features, election coverage and special projects.
The ideal candidate will have a strong track record as a reporter, editor and supervisor, with demonstrated abilities in media production, project management and visionary leadership. Required experience and skills include:
- Bachelor’s Degree in journalism or related field (media or journalism degree preferred);
- Minimum of three (3) years of experience leading and managing in a collaborative broadcast news environment;
- Sound news judgment and impeccable journalistic ethics;
- Excellent communication and organizational skills;
- Effective “people management” skills;
- Team leadership skills;
- Strategic thinking skills;
- Strong content editing/proofreading skills;
- Dedication to diversity; and
- Commitment to the mission of public service media.
The managing editor will be a University of Oklahoma employee. Salary is commensurate with skills and experience, with University of Oklahoma benefits. The position is open until filled. The application is made online at https://jobs.ou.edu – search for requisition #191647. More information is available at http://kgou.org/jobs.
StateImpact Oklahoma is a statewide enterprise journalism collaboration that focuses on bringing policy to people, with emphasis on education, health, energy and environment, government and elections, and criminal justice. KGOU Radio has won the radio Sweepstakes/Outstanding News Operation Award in the Arkansas-Oklahoma Associated Press Broadcasters competition 10 of the last 11 years.
StateImpact Oklahoma and KGOU Radio are located at the University of Oklahoma, which is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The Oklahoma City metro area ranked #50 in the 2018 Nielsen Radio Market Survey. In 2018, Oklahoma City was one of two cities recognized with America’s Most Livable Community Award presented by Partners for Livable Communities.