Midwest Newsroom Managing Editor

Website KCUR 89.3 FM

NPR in Kansas City

NPR and its member stations are creating an innovative system of regional newsrooms, and the newest one, in the Midwest, is focused on investigative journalism. The Midwest Newsroom aims to blend local, regional and national coverage in creative ways to reach new and diverse audiences. The Managing Editor will be employed at KCUR, in Kansas City, lead station for the collaboration.

We’re looking for a dynamic leader to help define the editorial vision for this four-state collaboration and develop a strategy for executing it. The managing editor will work with station news leaders and the regional investigative team to present impactful reporting that engages audiences on radio and digital platforms. The other managing partners are NET Nebraska, Iowa Public Radio, St. Louis Public Radio, and NPR.

This position offers an experienced journalist the opportunity to build and lead a team that shares resources, plans coverage together, and holds public officials accountable. This is also a hands-on role, so the managing editor must be able to edit audio and digital work, coach reporters, and make quick decisions about breaking news. This is a three-year, grant-funded position. The Midwest Newsroom partners intend to raise funds to sustain the position beyond that period.

KCUR, the NPR affiliate in Kansas City, is an editorially independent community service of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  See www.kcur.org for the complete job description, and information about KCUR and Kansas City.

Apply online: https://info.umkc.edu/hr/careers/  Click on “Staff Positions,” then “View Jobs,” then “View All Jobs.”

Review of applications begins November 9, 2020.


To apply for this job email your details to kcur@kcur.org