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Texas Standard Managing Editor

Job ID: 64423
Job Views: 1534
Location: Austin, Texas, United States
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Job Category: Radio
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: 70000 per year
Posted: 12.16.2021

Job Description

The Texas Standard (TS) is looking for a Managing Editor to lead the digital efforts of Texas' premier state daily show. The managing editor works collaboratively with other members of the team shepherding the process of creating stories on multiple platforms, including digital and audio. A connector of people and ideas, this individual has a good grasp of the issues and topics that move the state and how to best take advantage of different storytelling techniques to bring them to our audience.


Job Details:

General Notes

The TS Managing Editor upholds and furthers KUT/KUTX’s mission to provide a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, as well as cover diverse communities in Texas and beyond. This individual is a mentor and a leader committed to fostering the professional growth of different members of our team.


Previous audio editing experience is desired but not a must. The ideal candidate is open to learning new skills, as we are willing to provide training and opportunities to learn.



  • Assigns and edits individual stories, adhering to rigorous journalistic standards as well as consistently bringing cutting-edge storytelling to Texas Standard. Works with in-house reporters, producers, freelancers and collaborators to edit, produce and shape stories in the show's style. Manages the Texas Standard digital team.

  • Develops novel and innovative ways to present content on digital platforms and on-air, taking into account audience needs and accessibility. Produces content for program and web.

  • Actively participates in news meetings by showing up with story ideas and suggestions for coverage with an audience-centric perspective. Identifies omissions in our coverage and suggests ways to mitigate them.

  • Coaches reporters on writing, storytelling and digital skills. Helps to develop staff and assist in career growth.

  • Helps edit audio and on-air content as needed.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field.

  • 5+ years of professional experience producing content for a news website.

  • Ability to work independently during off-hours with little supervision.

  • Strong verbal, writing, editing, and online production skills.

  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to work well under pressure.

  • Solid news judgement.

  • Knowledge of AP style.

  • Familiarity with content management systems and publishing content on different digital platforms, including website and social media.


Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.


Preferred Qualifications

  • 7+ years of professional experience producing content for a news outlet.

  • Experience in a public radio newsroom.

  • Experience managing teams and leading in the newsroom.

  • Experience producing and editing newsletters.

  • Experience producing and editing photos, video and audio elements.

  • Experience gathering and analyzing analytics.

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere and Audition).

  • Spanish language skills.


Salary Range

$70,000 - $78,000 + depending on qualifications


Working Conditions

Lift and move standard office files and supplies. Wear appropriate office attire; accept supervision. Work hours: Monday-Friday, starting at 7 a.m. (8 hours/day). Work hours may include occasional evenings, weekends and some holidays during peak periods to meet deadlines.


Required Materials

  • Resume/CV

  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor

  • Letter of interest

  • 3 links to published stories crafted or edited by the candidate. If samples are not available, include a letter explaining why


Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded.  Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.


Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.


Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form.  You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States.  Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment.  Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:




Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.


The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the 2021 report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe, Suite UTA 2.206, Austin, TX 78701.

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