Evening Digital News Editor
Join the WABE News team to edit, create and curate an information hub to inform our audience in real time.
Monitor incoming local issues and ensure the top news topics are represented on WABE.org and other digital news avenues.
The right person will be able to multitask managing our digital news products while collaborating with other journalists throughout the week to showcase WABE’s original radio reporting online.
Who we are
WABE strives to be the most trusted independent source of news and local storytelling in Atlanta, furthering community and civic participation.
As the NPR and PBS affiliate for Metro Atlanta, we provide our community with national content as well as award-winning local journalism, radio shows, digital stories, podcasts, and television programs.
WABE is 100% independent, 100% nonprofit, and 100% committed to amplifying diverse voices in Atlanta.
Our mission is to inform, inspire, reflect, and empower.
This position reports to the senior digital news editor and works closely with the deputy managing editor and managing editor, as well as other members of WABE’s newsroom and journalists at partner outlets.
Our newsroom is a collaborative and supportive environment where reporters, producers, hosts, and editors work together to elevate everyone’s work. At WABE, we share sources and story ideas, help each other out when needed and celebrate one another’s successes.
We believe in
- We work together as a newsroom on series and projects
- At times we work with other departments in our organization, such as on events that showcase the newsroom’s work
- We work with other news organizations to produce content that is richer and more substantial than we could achieve on our own
- We support a diverse group of voices in the newsroom, speaking up to ensure we are covering the right things at the right time and adding to the richness and accuracy of our stories.
- We believe in stretching our boundaries to tell stories that traditional media can often miss.
- We care about hearing from a variety of people in our reporting
- We issue feedback to management when problems or opportunities arise
- It is important to newsroom leadership that everyone learns and grows.
- We aim to play to each person’s strengths while we work together to improve areas that need more development.
- Newsroom leadership encourages cross-training to allow people to learn about other positions on the team, including potential opportunities to report, host, produce and edit.
- We encourage staff to participate in fellowships, grants, and training opportunities outside WABE.
- Newsroom leadership believes journalists deliver more impactful and powerful stories when they are physically, emotionally, and mentally in a good place.
- Our newsroom provides free membership to scores of metro Atlanta YMCAs, free access to the Insight Timer app, and flexibility in scheduling in coordination with direct supervisors.
The Evening Digital News Editor helps create and manage compelling news and feature content for its digital platforms and other new products. They will work with reporters and producers to create digital content complementary to radio news stories.
The editor in this position will help plan and contribute to special projects and series that appear on WABE.org.
There will also be opportunities to pursue original reporting online and occasionally for radio broadcasts.
In this job, you will
- Manage the WABE website by editing and curating news stories using digital tools.
- Collaborate with other journalists to adapt radio stories into rich, engaging digital reads.
- Track and measure audience engagement using analytics.
- Run WABE News’ social media presence to distribute news content to our audience.
- Build and send newsletters with the top news of the day and week.
- Train and onboard other staff members to use digital tools effectively.
This position is based in Atlanta. WABE’s newsroom is a flexible, hybrid work environment.
Who you are
We’re looking for someone who
- Has experience editing with an interest in creating digital content.
- Has excellent news judgment and ethics.
- Is a creative problem solver, organized, and able to juggle multiple tasks.
- Understands this shift is regularly 12 p.m. to 8 pm Monday-Friday with occasional weekend editing duties
- Has working knowledge of Google Analytics, Word Press (or similar CMS), and other web fundamentals.
- Has at least two years of experience working in digital or broadcast journalism.
That said, we know not every strong candidate will have every qualification or desired skill neatly checked off – and that’s OK. We encourage you to apply even if you’re not sure you have all the experience but you are sure that you could do this job.
Compensation and benefits
This position is based on the Editor I category, with a salary range of $50,000 – $57,000.
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Individuals may need to sit or stand as needed. Will require walking primarily on a level surface for periodic periods throughout the day. Reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or lifting as required (up to 10 lbs.), filing documents, climbing, storing equipment, and working around high voltage equipment. Proper lifting techniques required. Working in spaces/rooms with various temperatures and lighting, confined spaces, and broadcast equipment as found in a typical technical broadcast environment in addition to working outdoors in all types of weather conditions and temperatures.
To apply mail your application to
Attention: Human Resources
740 Bismark Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30324