News Editor

Department: Content
Status: Full Time; Exempt
End Date: Open Until Filled


Capital Public Radio’s newsroom continues to expand, and as part of that growth we are now hiring for a new, full-time position: a News Editor to join our award-winning team.

The News Editor will play a significant role in shaping daily news coverage, in addition to developing feature stories and helping with special projects.

We’re looking for an experienced journalist who can:

  • assign, oversee and edit daily news coverage and feature stories for broadcast, digital and other platforms
  • help with special projects
  • develop and coach reporters so that they serve our audience at a high-level
  • put on their “reporter hat” and deliver daily news stories, features and other content
  • anchor newscasts
  • appear on “talk” programs such as Insight With Beth Ruyak

The News Editor should have several years of editorial experience — but not necessarily as an editor. If you are an experienced reporter with exceptional news judgment and a positive, inclusive attitude, this may be an opportunity for a new role.

Instincts for what distinguish a “public radio story” are essential. A passion for NPR and public-service journalism is a must.

The ideal candidate will have a background working in radio and with audio-editing software. But this is not a requirement: We welcome non-audio journalists.

We’re focused on building a diverse and inclusive team; if you’re excited about this position but may not meet all of the qualifications, we encourage you to submit an application.

Salary And Benefits

The salary range for this position is $70,000  to $75,000. We offer:

  • Medical, dental, vision, chiropractic and acupuncture insurance
  • Long-term disability and group life insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Flexible Vacation
  • Retirement plan with employer matching
  • Flexible spending plan for health and dependent care


SALARY: 70000-75000
DURATION: Permanent


Human Resources


Duties And Responsibilities
  • assigns and edits daily radio news stories
  • occasionally plans, develops and edits feature-length radio stories
  • plans, develops and edits content for digital and other platforms
  • works closely with the Managing Editor on big-picture projects
  • helps oversee CapRadio’s partnership with dozens of California public radio stations
  • delivers daily stories, features, two-way interviews, digital articles
  • collaborates and communicates with NPR and other national outlets as needed
  • participates in on-air fundraising and other CapRadio fundraising activities
  • other newsroom duties as assigned
Skills And Experience
  • college degree, preferably in journalism, or equivalent experience
  • several years of newsroom experience (radio/audio experience a plus)
  • a passion for public radio news and programming
  • high-level news judgment




Submit a cover letter, resume and link to three editing samples to You can address your cover letter to Managing Editor Nick Miller.

In addition, please include responses to the following:

  • Choose a CapRadio audio story from the past six months and explain how it succeeds and where it falls short (less than 150 words)
  • Tell us about one of your favorite radio/podcast programs (less than 150 words)
  • Identify a crucial issue in Northern California and describe how you would assign a reporter to cover it in a unique way (150 words)


Capital Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer.