Managing Editor

EditorialFull TimeToronto, ON

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POSITION: MANAGING EDITOR

OPPORTUNITY TYPE: FULL TIME-PERMANENT

REPORTS TO: EDITOR IN CHIEF

COMPENSATION: $90,000-$105,000

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14


ABOUT CANADALAND:


Canadaland is an independent news and podcast company consistently producing some of the best audio journalism in the country. Through the ongoing support of our growing community of over 10,000 supporters and a wide range of advertisers and partners, we provide over 150,000 listeners a week with free, high-quality audio content focused on media, news, current affairs, politics, and more. Between our flagship show Canadaland, our broad slate of widely popular podcasts, and our critically acclaimed limited series, our journalism has become renowned in Canada and internationally for telling compelling stories not being told otherwise, for giving voice to a wide array or perspectives and points of view, and for sparking vital conversations about the past, present, and future of Canada.


ABOUT THE JOB:


Canadaland is looking for an experienced manager of audio journalists to oversee our small team of podcast producers, editors, hosts, and reporters. You will ensure that all episodes in our publishing schedule are completed on time and to our standards. You will work closely with our Editor in Chief to develop and implement their editorial vision. Our audio staff will report to you for editorial direction, detailed feedback, creative solutions, support and resources. You will manage and evolve our growing list of external contributors, freelancers and contributors. You will help recruit and onboard new hires and guide all members of your team towards their professional goals.


This is a full-time, Toronto-based position reporting to the Editor in Chief. Canadaland offers a competitive salary, a generous health spending account, professional development funds, annual vacation and additional vacation during our December holiday office closure, and an opportunity to grow and play a vital role within a mission driven media organization that is an increasingly important part of the Canadian media diet.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Executing our publishing schedule, creating workflows and production timelines for audio teams.
  • Managing editorial workers on podcasts; putting the right people on the right shows, making sure everyone knows what they are expected to do and that tasks assigned are within capacity, filling in gaps as needed
  • Overseeing episode-by-episode editorial and production quality (pre-publication)
  • Identifying possible editorial/legal issues in podcasts (pre-publication)
  • Ensuring that episodes are posted by your teams to all our platforms, with appropriate show notes, metadata, and social media messaging
  • Team building, troubleshooting issues, managing team dynamics
  • Managing relationship between editorial and non-editorial (advertising and promotion) departments.
  • Managing the resources allocated to each show.
  • Maintaining, expanding, and managing our list of external audio service providers
  • Occasional recruitment/hiring (in collaboration with Editor in Chief)
  • On-boarding, training, performance tracking, and off-boarding of colleagues
  • Managing work schedule logistics re: vacations, backfill, leaves of absence, etc.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3+ years experience in audio leadership/management
  • Excellent ears. Should be able to identify problems in draft audio and quickly suggest specific solutions. Excellent sense of story structure.
  • Excellent organizational and logistical skills (project management, team management).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • News sense, literacy in Canadian politics and media.
  • Familiarity with professional community in Canadian audio industry
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadline, energetic and proactive
  • Excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Passion and purpose, a clear sense of direction as to what can and should be done with a news platform like ours.
  • Technical skills in audio editing, proficiency (or ability to learn) a wide range of digital production and publishing platforms.
  • French language skills a plus.

EQUITY STATEMENT:


Canadaland is dedicated to sharing stories and perspectives of and about the people, issues and events that shape our country, and we encourage respectful discussion and debate to foster greater understanding and empathy.

An integral component of this is Canadaland’s commitment to fostering an organizational culture that brings together people with different races, identities, abilities, experiences and skills. Canadaland is committed to reflecting the diverse communities we serve in the stories we present and also in our workforce. We encourage applications from diverse communities and welcome applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion.


ACCOMMODATION STATEMENT:


Canadaland encourages applications from qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the hiring manager to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Information received relating to the accommodation will be addressed confidentially.