Senior Supervising Editor I/Producer – Morning Edition

NPR (Washington, D.C.)

Posted 2 years ago


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Morning Edition is NPR’s influential, agenda-setting morning news magazine. The same team also produces Up First, NPR’s top-ranked news podcast. As the Senior Supervising Editor/Producer, you will play a key role in designing and driving the editorial vision for the shows, managing a team of talented journalists. You will lead breaking news coverage of events in the U.S. and around the world, and ensure that the shows are at the leading edge of the conversation across a range of issues, assigning hosts, producers and editors as needed. Working with all shifts across the 24-hour show cycle, the Senior Supervising Editor/Producer, alongside the Executive Producer, will develop and implement the overarching vision for news, features and digital content for the shows. You will also manage personnel and budgetary issues related to the program.

This position will be based in Washington, DC.


  • Design and drive editorial excellence and vision for Morning Edition and Up First
  • Orchestrate breaking news plans among a team of journalists
  • Lead editorial meetings, encouraging staffers to pitch and execute great story ideas
  • Organize and maintain staff schedules efficiently, using rotations and training to further staff development.
  • Provide written and verbal editorial feedback to staff
  • Collaborate with digital news to maximize show content across platforms
  • Evaluate, develop, and manage staff performance
  • Participate in budgetary reviews and hiring process for Morning Edition and Up First
  • Conduct outreach and represent the show in public forums
  • Exhibit an ability and willingness to work varied shifts; to include a rotating over-night shift


  • 2-3 previous years of managerial experience
  • 8 + years’ experience as a news reporter, news producer, or news editor
  • Thorough knowledge of news and feature reporting techniques and demonstrated writing ability.
  • Proven skill in both news and feature editing is required
  • Considerable knowledge of current events, including international and domestic news.
  • Proven experience working on deadline, in particular a daily deadline.
  • Experience maintaining high journalistic standards under deadline pressure, including standards of objectivity, balance and fairness.
  • Ability and willingness to work varied shifts, including rotating overnight and/or swing shifts.
  • Considerable knowledge of current events, including international and domestic news


  • Quality-Decision Making
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Resilience
  • Results Driven
  • Managerial Courage
  • Manages Complexity

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree (preferably in Journalism), or writing-intensive discipline and/or equivalent work experience

Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you. All applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered. 

Apply here.

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