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Managing Editor, PRI.org (Boston newsroom at WGBH)

Are you a groundbreaking digital journalist who loves global politics and culture and can't get enough of public radio? Come work with PRI and the team that produces PRI's The World in our Boston newsroom.

PRI is looking for a senior journalist and online news leader to run the digital home and social properties of PRI and PRI’s The World. PRI.org was recently relaunched as a responsive, Drupal7 site aimed at engaging its domestic and international audience in global news, issues and cultures.

The managing editor would continue the rapid growth of our digital and social audiences and lead an 8-person digital journalism team. This new role coordinates assignments with newsroom leaders and manages editorial partnerships with organizations ranging from the BBC and CBC to Global Voices, Frontline, Living on Earth, The Takeaway and Science Friday.

We are seeking a seasoned journalist who knows international coverage and has a track record of managing, and growing, digital properties. We need someone who can handle strategy as well as manage the day-to-day publishing of stories, slideshows, videos, blogs, graphics and user contributions.

Find out more and apply on the WGBH employment site.

This position is located in The World's Boston newsroom, housed within WGBH's vibrant, LEED-certified green studios in the burgeoning “Boston Landing” development in Brighton, Massachusetts. WGBH is a public media powerhouse: the #1 producer for PBS, a major source of public radio programming, and a pioneer in educational media and media access for audiences with disabilities.

PRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Top 10 reasons to work for PRI:

  1. We are Mission Driven: PRI’s mission is to serve audiences as a distinctive content source for information, insights and cultural experiences essential to living in our diverse, interconnected world.  We strive to grow people’s understanding of the world; increase participation and action based on this knowledge; and expand the availability of essential content in the media ecosystem through PRI’s direct efforts and by spurring other media organizations to emulate our work. 

  2. Our People:  The opportunity to work with people who are bright, original, truly passionate about their work and who care about the world we live in.  But that’s not all! We are a fun group with diverse interests, from music to travel to performing and athletics!  That means lunch-time conversations often provide surprising insights and great stories.  

  3. Our Headquarters:  We moved to the PRI building in 2009, after designing the space to fit our needs and our brand. Our content is playing in the elevator as you take the short ride up to the 5th floor to enter our suite.  Our color scheme is used throughout our space to create a fun and inviting atmosphere!  Our floor plan is open to provide every opportunity for collaboration and a sense of community within our staff. Take a look: 

  4. Public Media:  The challenge of adapting to and taking advantage of new developments in our rapidly-changing landscape. 

  5. Our Content:  We offer a range of content, including global perspectives on PRI’s The World and the CBC's As It Happens, engaging conversations on The Takeaway, cultural voices on Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen and Q, environmental news on Living on Earth, and unexpected insights on The Tobolowsky Files.  Need we say more?  Check out our multimedia stories, all of our programs and our new podcast network SoundWorks.

  6. Our Talent: Our programs feature leaders from public media and beyond, like Kurt Andersen, Jian Ghomeshi, John Hockenberry, Tavis Smiley, Stephen Tobolowsky, Marco Werman, Steve Curwood and more. We work with them all — and you could, too!

  7. Location, location, location: Our main office is located in Minneapolis, MN, just two blocks from the light rail system, the Twins stadium and a major public bus hub. We have productions and newsrooms at WGBH in Boston and WNYC in New York. 

  8. Benefits: We offer a rich benefit package!    

  9. International in Scope: We work with productions all across the U.S. and Canada, and have affiliate stations in all 50 states. Our content is enjoyed by people around the world, so we connect the dots between local communities and global events, all from right here in Minnesota! 

  10. We’re Small: We have 40 staff members.  Employees enjoy working independently, but also collaborating within their team and teams across different functions.