Full Time Job

Associate Editor


Washington, DC 05-25-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description


Join the team that helps cut through the flood of daily news with the smartest take on the most important stories of the day.

As an Assistant Producer/Editor, you will help book guests, draft host copy, edit audio for air/publication. You love news, you love audio. You have a curious mind that’s always searching for context and meaning. Your work will reach audiences across platforms, to help them understand which stories of the day mattered most, and WHY.

• Drafts host and reporter audio for broadcast/publication
• Generates story and interview ideas, consistently engaged with news of the day
• Pre-interview and book guests
• Assists in strategically planning and executing audience engagement across social and digital platforms
• Edits stories for continuity, integrity of journalism, quality of writing, manner of presentation, and consistency of style.
• Ensures that all materials aired meet NPR program standards and practices, including standards of fairness, objectivity, and balance.
• Other duties as assigned


EDUCATION: Minimum education experience, required or preferred. (Ex: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in work experience)

• At least 4 years of journalism experience
• Skill in both news and feature editing.
• Ability to synthesize information into actionable tasks.
• Experience maintaining high journalistic standards under deadline pressure, including standards of objectivity, balance and fairness.
• Proven ability to consistently work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies at NPR and within the public radio system.
• Ability and willingness to work varied shifts.
• Ability to relocate. In the future, NPR may choose to transfer employees to other geographic locations. Severance provisions of the AFTRA collective bargaining agreement will apply should you choose not to accept a transfer.

• Demonstrated writing ability.
• Knowledge of basic and advanced principles of audio production for information and news programming.
• Experience with the type of audio production done at NPR.
• Experience in online journalism.
• Experience working in and/or knowledge of public radio and the public radio system.

Company Profile
NPR is an independent, nonprofit media organization that was founded on a mission to create a more informed public. Every day, NPR connects with millions of Americans on the air, online, and in person to explore the news, ideas, and what it means to be human.