Saint Louis, MO

University of Missouri-St. Louis

Hiring Department

St. Louis Public Radio

Job Description

St. Louis Public Radio (STLPR) has a fantastic opportunity for a creative, innovative, dynamic editor who can take the germ of a story idea and work with reporters to turn it into an audio and online gem. This position oversees STLPR's education, economic development and general assignment reporting staff. This editor is someone who cares deeply about supporting reporters to be the best journalists they can be; who holds themself and their reporters to high standards; and who is passionate about making sure the story is part of the storytelling.

This editor guides and supervises a team of reporters and coordinates with other subject-matter and digital editors to set the journalism coverage at St. Louis Public Radio. The job is ideal for someone whose interests are diverse and who is knowledgeable about issues specific to our region, but who can also make connections to national relevance.

This position also guides and supervises the two-person newscast team, making sure they have what they need for newscast, training other members of the newsroom to serve as back-up newscasters and managing the schedule for substitute newscasters when the regular newscasters take time off.

As an editor, this person will:
  • Be willing to experiment with multiple forms of storytelling, for the web, the radio and social.
  • Support the growth and development of reporters, regardless of their level of experience.
  • Work cooperatively with other editors in the newsroom to help support St. Louis Public Radio's mission to inform our community with news that matters.
  • Understand that journalism can no longer abide by the old norms that have excluded communities of color both in the newsroom and in our coverage, and be willing to work toward a truly equitable newsroom, while still maintaining journalistic integrity.
  • Not shy away from the pace of a daily newsroom, while still valuing the craft of deep, enterprise reporting.
  • Have the capacity to do their own reporting, if needed.

$65,000 - $75,000 annually

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in journalism or a related field is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Successful previous public radio reporting and audio digital editing experience is desirable.
  • 5 years of journalism experience
  • A proven track record of reporting or editing original, enterprise stories
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, public speaking ability and demonstrated writing ability
  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously and to adapt to changing priorities/conditions
  • Experience incorporating audience and community engagement into the fabric of the story process
  • Familiarity with audio storytelling and the public media system
  • Excellent news judgment, both day-of news stories and innovative folos
Application Deadline

Application Deadline

Open until filled

Application Instructions

Please submit work samples of either your own reporting or of stories that you guided to completion. Explain your role in editing those stories. Your application should also include a cover letter outlining your qualifications and ideas for how your work can best serve St. Louis area residents.

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment during the application process. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

For questions about the application process, please call (314) 516-5805. If you are experiencing technical problems, please emailumpshrsupport@umsystem.edu.

Benefit Eligibility

The University of Missouri - St. Louis offers benefit-eligible employees a wide variety of benefits including: health, dental and vision coverage effective on the first day of employment, retirement, paid time off, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents and employee and dependent life insurance. For more information about our benefits, please visit:


Diversity Commitment

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.

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  • Posted: 06/24/2022