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Managing Editor - MPB News

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TITLE OF POSITION: Managing Editor - MPB News

DEPARTMENT: News & Public Affairs 

ANNUAL ENTRY SALARY: $55,000.00 - $59,390.20 depending on experience. 


Mississippi Public Broadcasting's News Division seeks an experienced managing editor who’s a curious journalist with strong news judgment to help guide, grow and build upon our success as a recognized statewide news source. The ideal candidate will play an important role in ensuring the excellence and editorial integrity of MPB News. The managing editor will work with the News Director to help manage day to day news coverage. We’re looking for a dynamic leader who’s a self-starter and who can direct our reporting across multiple platforms. This includes developing story ideas, tracking issues and events as well as writing and editing. This position requires a commitment to journalism ethics and principles. The Managing editor will help guide digital and social media coverage and on a regular basis may be called upon to anchor and host programs.

Mississippi Public Broadcasting is an eight (8) station statewide radio/television network and one of three partner stations of The Gulf States Newsroom. This exciting and collaborative reporting project works to plan coverage, share resources, and increase reporting power in the gulf region.

The news team has been honored with four National Edward R. Murrow awards and several regional awards for excellence in broadcast journalism.



• Newsroom management or leadership experience

• Working knowledge of journalism ethics and AP style

• Strong presentation and vocal skills • Ability to multitask and turn material quickly

• Experience in public radio/public media preferred


A bachelor's degree and at least three (3) year of work experience, preferably in an editorial or management role. Public radio experience is preferred or familiarity and awareness of how a dynamic audio story is produced and edited.


All applicants may apply through the State of Mississippi website: Apply Now > Managing Editor - MPB News | Job Details tab | Career Pages (

This position is classified as Non-State Service, Exempt. M-F

Equal Opportunity Employer

Closing Date: Open until filled.