Evening News Editor
Posted on: June 25, 2022
WABE is a non-profit organization formally called Atlanta
Educational Telecommunications Collaborative, Inc. (AETC). As a
broadcast service, WABE is comprised of WABE90.1FM, WABE TV,
WABE.org and numerous podcasts and digital offerings. For more
information on the broadcast service, programming, and
opportunities, please visit www.wabe.org.Evening News Editor
-WABE's Evening News Editor is responsible for the afternoon and
overnight production of radio content and selected online content
as needed. This includes ensuring the quality of our afternoon
newscasts, editing stories, leaving completed news items for the AM
newscasts, overseeing the overnight rundown completed by the PM
Producer, and communicating instructions for the morning crew.The
Evening News Editor works under the supervision of the Managing
Editor and in collaboration with the Deputy Managing Editor to
manage the day-to-day coverage of news. The Evening News Editor has
the responsibilities of news planning, reporting, editing, and
production in coordination with the Managing and Deputy Managing
Editor. The Evening News Editor helps maintain ethical, editorial,
and stylistic standards established by the Managing Editor and
WABE's award-winning, ambitious newsroom.The Evening News Editor is
an important part of the WABE News Team. The position helps set the
trends and standards for the station's news broadcasts. The Evening
News Editor must be engaging and energetic. The position also
requires building trust with our award-winning reporters, producers
and hosts. The Evening News Editor must also understand the
importance of speed with accuracy for our newscasts as well as
thinking creatively to make our scripts active and present. The
Evening News Editor must also be willing to accept feedback as well
as give constructive feedback to the WABE News Team.This Evening
News Editor must have flexibility in scheduling and could be asked
to work nights. -The traditional shift is noon-8pm. This position
will also be on a weekend rotation for editing on-call once every
four weeks and could be asked to fill in for other editors as
needed. This position may have flexibility to work remotely, but
the right candidate will be based in metro Atlanta or be willing to
relocate to the area.Accountabilities: -
- Takes hand-off from morning assignment editor and manages
afternoon and overnight news desk.
- Keeps tabs of wires and media outlets for late-breaking
- Writes and reports stories as needed for evening or next-day
- Oversees content for the afternoon and evening team (ATC Host
and PM Producer), including setting reporter deadlines and
coordinating with producers and anchors on story selection and
- Adjusts assignments and makes new assignments when necessary to
reflect changes in news planning and news developments during the
day to ensure there is adequate material for AM newscasts.
- Alerts relevant departments of changes to newscast schedules as
requested by Managing Editor. This includes but is not limited to
Program Director, Operations, and Marketing.
- Edits daily scripts and audio for Morning Edition and All
Things Considered, as well as other programs and departments as
- Edits text for the web as requested.
- Finalizes daily production of all radio content, oversees the
creation of the overnight handoff note by PM Producer for start of
next day's news cycle, and sends out relevant communications to
internal and outside parties as needed.
- Gathers tape, books interviews and conducts interviews for
original reporting as well as booking interviews for reporters,
hosts, producers as needed. -
- Conducts and oversees research for story assignments,
development, and production.
- Works closely with Managing Editor and Deputy Managing
- Runs the newsroom in the evening, pushing for deadlines to be
met, stories to be filed and other duties to maintain the high
standards of live radio.
- Posts WABE news podcast and/or works with ATC Producer/ATC Host
to post the daily podcast.
- Fills in for the Deputy Managing Editor and Managing Editor as
- Assumes other duties as assigned. -Education/Credential
- Five years broadcast experience on a radio news desk or
equivalent news operation experience.
- B.A. degree in journalism, broadcast, mass communications or
comparable media curriculum encouraged but not required.
-Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Excellent writing and editing and organization skills.
- Excellent knowledge of sound editing and radio production
- Excellent news judgment.
- Excellent organizational skills to work in a multi-platform
- Ability to edit in a variety of publishing platforms and
mediums (radio, web, mobile, photography, video)
- Thorough knowledge of journalistic principles, ethics and
- Strong communications skills.
- Strong reporting skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work well with both veteran and new
- Ability to work under deadline pressures.
- Work with Managing Editor and Deputy Managing Editor to
determine and execute newsroom goals through coverage streams,
reporter beat systems, feature stories, and daily newscast
- Work with reporters to develop daily stories, edit scripts, and
integrate audio to enhance storytelling quality and
- Generate original ideas and think creatively about how to
communicate those ideas to audiences.
- Develop individual staff through team building and mentorship.
Inspire ambition and appropriate risk-taking. Serve as a coach and
develop talent in others.
- Participate in editorial and planning meetings with reporters
and editors as needed.
- Collaborate with digital, television, and podcast departments
to enhance cross-platform content.
- Work calmly under pressure, react quickly, and meet tight
deadlines. Able to lead with confidence and decisiveness.
- Encourage frank and constructive reviews of news content.
- Help to populate and maintain the editorial planning
- Excellent attention to detailDesired Experience:
- Experience as a reporter, producer, or editor as well as
knowledge of digital and social media.
- Ability to do one's own reporting when necessary.
- Familiarity with public radio programming is required. Previous
public radio experience strongly desired.
- A broad knowledge of local, regional, and national issues
pertinent to Atlanta audiences.
- Demonstrated experience and ability to make solid news
judgments and adhere to a high level of editorial standards and
- Capability to write in clear, concise, and contextual manner -
and to mentor others in broadcast writing.
- Willingness to work in a collegial and respectful manner to
enhance a team-based atmosphere, utilizing effective communication
and interpersonal skills.
- Working knowledge of a range of significant regional and
state-wide public affairs subjects such as government and politics,
the economy, education, health, immigration, legal affairs, the
environment, transportation, and the arts preferred.
- Experience working in a demographically diverse news
environment strongly desired.
- Experience in building news teams and news operations a plus.
-The physical demands and work environment described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions. Individuals may
need to sit or stand as needed. May require walking primarily on a
level surface for periodic periods throughout the day. Reaching
above shoulder heights, below the waist or lifting as required (up
to 15 lbs.), filing documents or store materials throughout the
workday. Proper lifting techniques required. For the most part
ambient room temperatures, lighting and traditional office
equipment as found in a typical office environment. -For
consideration, submit resume and cover letter to:WABEAttention:
Human Resources740 Bismark Rd. NEAtlanta, GA 30324Fax:
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