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Deputy Business Editor

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National Public Radio

Washington, DC

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A thriving, mission-driven multimedia organization, NPR produces award-winning news, information, and music programming in partnership with hundreds of independent public radio stations across the nation. The NPR audience values information, creativity, curiosity, and social responsibility - and our employees do too. We are innovators and leaders in diverse fields, from journalism and digital media to IT and development. Every day, our employees and member stations touch the lives of millions worldwide.

The Deputy Business Editor will be a key partner to NPR's Chief Business Editor and will help set the agenda of business coverage for the network. This is a leadership position, where the person will shoulder operational and editorial responsibility for business and economics coverage on all platforms: news magazines, newscast, web, and social media. We are looking for candidates who have a passion for journalism and economic and business news and are excited about engaging in explanatory storytelling. The position reports to the Chief Business Editor. The job is based in Washington, D.C.


Serve as deputy to the chief business editor and help run the business desk

Work closely with NPR shows, including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Here & Now and Newscast to coordinate coverage

Help manage a team of journalists that cover the economy, tech, media and entertainment, Wall Street, personal finance and other business news

Edit stories. Plan and execute daily coverage

Keep current with topics of interest for the desk and future planning

Make decisions with full authority in the absence of chief business editor

Participate in performance evaluations and play a key role in recruiting, training and mentoring

Make sure the work is consistently accurate and fair, objective and of high quality

Guide and help craft in-depth stories and specials for air and online

Participate in newsroom planning meetings. Advocate on behalf of the business desk

Perform other duties as assigned



Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university or equivalent; media or journalism degree preferred

Required Skills:

A minimum 8-10 years of editorial experience

A minimum of 5 years management experience, with proven success managing a diverse team of employees

Considerable knowledge of business and economics, including, but not limited to: personal finance, innovation, global markets, key industries, technology and manufacturing

Ability to clearly communicate ideas and skilled collaborator

Engaged journalist with solid news judgment and driven by the 24-hour news cycle

Thorough knowledge of news and feature reporting techniques and demonstrated writing ability, across multiple platforms

Overseen and demonstrated collaborative approach to newsgathering and story presentation across platforms, including digital and social

Considerable skill in both news and feature editing

Willingness and ability to travel

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

NPR offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package including health and wellness benefits, retirement, and work/life balance programs, as well as opportunities for career growth and development.

NPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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A thriving media organization at the forefront of digital innovation, NPR creates and distributes award-winning news, information, and music programming to a network of 975 independent stations. Through them, NPR programming reaches 26 million listeners every week.

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