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.
This is a new position that reflects NPR’s increased commitment to public service and investigative journalism. We are looking for an experienced editorial leader, who not only is a superb editor with a track record of breaking important stories, but also an endlessly enthusiastic teacher, encourager and proselytizer for public service journalism. In addition to overseeing NPR’s award winning investigative unit, the successful candidate will be responsible for strengthening the culture of enterprise reporting across NPR’s newsroom, while also working with NPR Member stations to help them deepen their commitment to public service and accountability journalism in their local communities.
The Director of Public Service Journalism will strive to elevate public service and accountability journalism within the NPR newsroom and across the country. This includes overseeing NPR investigations across the newsroom, partnering with Member stations on public interest stories and investigations, elevating data and FOIA efforts nationally, and supporting public media efforts in service of the First Amendment. S/he will:
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in work experience.
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.
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