|Company:||National Public Radio (NPR)|
|First posted:||July 11, 2017|
A thriving, mission-driven multimedia organization, NPR produces award-winning news, information, and music programming in partnership with hundreds of independent public radio stations across the nation. NPR listeners value information, creativity, curiosity, and social responsibility - our employees do too. We are innovators and leaders in diverse fields, from journalism and digital media to IT and development. Every day our employees and member stations touch the lives of millions worldwide.
Want to lead one of the world's leading music journalism organizations? Come join us at NPR Music, where our work reaches millions of viewers, listeners and readers every week. From our stories on national news programs to our popular Tiny Desk video series, NPR Music delivers our international audience unmatched news, video, podcasts and music recommendations on the radio, the web, Youtube, social and streaming services. NPR Music and our partner public radio stations are devoted to covering a dynamic breadth of genres that together represent the American and global music landscape and provide a window into our culture.
The Director of NPR Music is the leader of a team of journalists, critics, video and podcast makers charged with expanding the impact of NPR Music and positioning public radio even more powerfully as an essential force in music. The Director will work with NPR's newsroom, programming division, visuals, sponsorship and events teams as well as with member stations around the country. The Director of Music reports to NPR's VP for Programming and Audience Development.
The Director will help us build new, devoted audiences who connect with NPR Music's essential mission: deep engagement with the work of musicians across genres and approachable, authoritative storytelling about the meaning and value of music in the 21st Century. The candidate we're looking for is passionate about music, has a talent for collaboration and partnerships and knows how to lead a team with a proven record of innovation.
We expect this leader to wear many hats: to help the team conceive of and oversee editorial products, to collaborate with leaders across the newsroom, to leverage the knowledge and efforts of a nationwide system of music experts into new projects and collaborations, to find partners who can help NPR Music bring its work to new listeners, readers and viewers. Strong organizational and communication tools are crucial: The music team is engaged across every arm of NPR, with multiple concurrent projects that overlap and build upon new and longstanding partnerships.
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