Editor I, NPR- Washington DC



  • Guide the development of original investigative ideas, advising in story research, sourcing and analysis.
  • Serve as lead editor on original stories and projects for multiple platforms, often several simultaneously.
  • Work with Member Station editors and reporters to identify stories and investigative project opportunities and marshal resources to execute those ideas.
  • Build relationships with Member Station news directors to ensure alignment between NPR investigative objectives and local Member Station newsroom needs and demands.
  • Edit audio scripts and develop proficiency in producing correspondent pieces
  • Produce and publish content on mobile and digital platforms, write headlines and other copy and assist in producing interactive material and multimedia content
  • Effectively promote and represent the Station Investigations team at internal meetings and in public forums.
  • Promote Investigations Team content on social media
  • Other duties as assigned




Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.

Required Skills 

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in journalism
  • Experience editing complex, original investigative journalism on multiple platforms.
  • Track record of effectively guiding reporters and producers to produce meaningful stories.
  • Familiarity with audio storytelling.
  • Demonstrated ability to work quickly and efficiently under deadline pressure.
  • Ability to handle more than one assignment at a time; ability to prioritize, anticipate and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to stay focused and organized while pursuing complex, long-term reporting projects.
  • Ability to identify and include key stakeholders on a project, whether within NPR or between NPR and Member stations.
  • Ability to travel and work remotely and effectively with limited supervision
  • Proven ability to consistently work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies at NPR and within the public radio system


Preferred Competencies & Skills

  • Experience using recording equipment and audio editing software.
  • Familiarity with field and studio production.
  • Experience with Web or multimedia production
  • Experience in public radio.