Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation
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Post Date:Mar 17, 2023Type:Full time
Start Date:Salary:To 57,000
Location: United States - Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh Job Reference:
Job Description:

The Opportunity

90.5 WESA is looking for an Editor to lead and supervise one of WESA’s newsroom teams to provide thoughtful, comprehensive coverage for both digital and broadcast audiences. The Editor helps reporters develop not just individual stories, but beats as a whole, including developing sources and generating ideas. The Editor is skilled in editing multiplatform stories for broadcast and web, including incorporating multimedia elements and promoting via social media. The Editor works closely with other editors and the News Director to coordinate coverage. This full-time exempt position reports to the News Director.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Field, craft and approve story pitches from reporters while guiding reporters through the reporting/editing process from ideation through publication.
  • Provide comprehensive, thoughtful editing of audio and text versions of spot and feature stories, to fully take advantage of the respective mediums.
  • Generate your own reporting ideas for assignment.
  • Lead and supervise a small newsroom team of 3-5 reporters.
  • Advance the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion goals of the newsroom and PCBC.
  • Provide training, guidance, development opportunities and management to staff.
  • Provide comprehensive, thoughtful editing of audio and text versions of spot and feature stories, to fully take advantage of the respective mediums.
  • Supervise reporters’ resources and monthly expenses.
  • Provide support to the other editors as needed.
  • Work in the on-call rotation and sometimes during off hours and weekends as news may demand.
  • Make public appearances as required to enhance WESA’s brand.
  • Participate in on-air and online fundraising.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3 or more years of editing experience in a professional newsroom with multimedia news content training and experience (radio experience preferred).
  • A Bachelor’s degree in journalism-related field or equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to guide, assist, and develop story ideas from reporters.
  • Ability to edit for both broadcast and web audiences.
  • Strong on-air and digital reporting, writing and technical skills.
  • Familiarity with audio recording and editing software and recording equipment.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Self-motivated with a track record of producing daily news stories and features of interest to local audiences.
  • Sound and ethical judgment, with a commitment to balance and fairness.
  • Creativity and sound judgment in social media usage.
  • Knowledge of Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania is helpful.

Who Are We?

Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting is a team full of passionate and fun people dedicated to our crafts as well as our communities. Our organization plays a critical role in building connections across southwestern Pennsylvania and strengthening our communities – and WESA’s journalism and a relentless focus on the issues that matter are just two of the ways in which we work to inform and engage our communities. In recent years, WESA’s newsroom and its journalists have been honored with significant awards in national, state and regional competitions for journalism excellence, including Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards – among the most prestigious in broadcast and digital news.  In 2022, the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association named WESA their “Outstanding Large-Market Radio News Operation” for the third year in a row.

We operate two local public radio stations and a local newsroom that serves the community across radio, digital and event platforms. 90.5 WESA is Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station and WESA News is an award-winning, dynamic and ambitious newsroom serving southwestern Pennsylvania over-the-air, online and through our daily newsletter, Inbox Edition. 91.3 WYEP is one of the most highly regarded non-commercial Triple-A music stations in the country and has been a cultural institution in Pittsburgh for almost 50 years.

What’s it like working at PCBC?

At Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting we work hard, do great things, and have fun doing them.  Our culture is collegial, and manager’s doors (if they even have one!) are always open.  We recognize that people do their best when they can keep a good balance between their work and personal lives and embrace flexibility as an asset.

Our compensation packages are generous.  We provide competitive base salaries in a very affordable city. The minimum compensation for the Editor’s position is $57,000, commensurate with experience and ability. Our full-time exempt employees also get access to an extensive benefits package, including a generous retirement plan (with a dollar-for-dollar match of up to 6% !), medical, dental and vision, three weeks of vacation, sick time, 10 company holidays and 8 weeks of paid new parent leave. We invest in the professional growth of our team, encouraging continuing education and participation in conferences and seminars.

We are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse environment and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Want to know more?

We believe a strong organization includes employees from a broad range of backgrounds, with different skills, experiences, and passions. And if you don’t meet every position qualification, but you have a story to tell, we’d still like to hear it. Please apply and tell us more about yourself. Visit our careers page to get more details and to apply.


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Contact Information
Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation
67 Bedford Sq.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
United States
Email/URL: https://csspcbc.sentrichr.com/

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