WNYC, NY Public Radio Senior Editor, Radiolab Special Projects Unit in New York City, New York

Senior Editor, Radiolab Special Projects Unit

WNYC Programming
New York City, New York



Senior Editor, Radiolab Special Projects Unit

Radiolab will be launching several limited run series over the next two years. Each series will take a sideways glance at the ethical wormholes within new scientific developments. We’ll be creating a small Special Projects Unit to produce the series, and we’re looking for a Senior Editor to lead that unit.

The Special Projects Unit will be a small and highly collaborative team. Each member of the team will pitch in on every aspect of the show. The Senior Editor will guide the team through all phases of the process, from the preliminary researching and identifying of stories to the reporting and interviewing to the writing and editing and re-writing and re-editing and all the steps in between on the way to audio glory.

This is a 24-month position, to run approximately August 2017 - August 2019

Ideal Candidate

You must be creative, fearless, a human heat seeking missile for story shaped objects. You must be willing to make wild leaps. To take risks. You must love arguing about ethics over beer (or related beverage). You must be incredibly organized, rigorously journalistic and a lover of deadlines. And you must be kind.

Significant experience in radio/podcasting is ideal; a deep knowledge of storytelling techniques is a must.


Work with producers and contributors to develop ideas into episodes.

Work with producers and contributors on drafts of episodes.

Relentlessly experiment with story construction.

Participate in all stages of the production process, including research, interviewing, cutting tape, scripting, editing, mixing, and fact checking.

Work with huge amounts of tape and make it sing.

Record in the field and in the studio; travel may be required.

Other responsibilities as needed.


Must have a deep curiosity for science and at least some background in science reporting.

At least five years of experience in developing narrative and editing people’s work.

An excellent track record with interviewing, storytelling, and editing.

Editorial decision-making experience.

Demonstrated success in the creation of superb content under pressure.

Excellence in audio editing and sound design.

Top-notch organizational skills, attention to detail, and time-management.

Excellent communication skills, written and spoken.

Sense of humor and musicality are a plus.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

Please submit cover letter with salary requirements and resume. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.

New York Public Radio must receive all information requested in order to consider your candidacy. New York Public Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites and encourages qualified applicants from all walks of life.