Editor – 90.5 WESA (Pittsburgh)

Editor – 90.5 WESA (Pittsburgh)

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 Managing Editor to coordinate coverage. This full-time exempt position reports to the Managing Editor.


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.
  • 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.
  • Advance the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion goals of the newsroom and PCBC.

Minimum Qualifications

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

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.

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. With a combined weekly listenership of more than 153,000 people and more than 60,000 social media followers, this is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced reporter to help PCBC continue to grow.

What’s it like working at PCBC?

The range for compensation is $56,000 – $72,500. As a full-time exempt employee, you get access to PCBC’s benefits package, including our retirement plan (with a 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 also offer paid parking, which is helpful when we can all get back into the office. PCBC invests in our professional growth and encourages continuing education and participation in conferences and seminars.

We place a high priority on employee safety and well-being; given the current COVID-19 pandemic, some employees continue to work primarily at the Community Broadcast Center — our headquarters in the heart of Pittsburgh’s historic South Side — and others have maintained a hybrid approach with much of the work being done remotely. PCBC is working on a plan for the future of how we work together in a post pandemic world.

PCBC is committed to creating a diverse environment and is 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?

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