Harvest Public Media is a reporting collaboration focused on issues of food, fuel and field. We have a team of reporters based at public media stations throughout the Midwest. When we’re looking for new members of the team, we’ll post information here.

  • Editor, Harvest Public Media

Come lead our Harvest Public Media team!

We’re seeking an experienced editor to take the helm. If you’re looking for a fast-paced position with lots of responsibility and challenge, this is the job for you.

We seek an editor who is passionate about diving deep into issues and working collaboratively with talented reporters to produce top-notch journalism that both tells an interesting story and sheds light on an important topic. We cover food and agriculture issues and we’re firmly rooted in the Midwest. Being an expert on food and farming is not required, but a willingness to learn is.

The editor is responsible for driving ambitious coverage across all of our platforms – radio, digital, social media, podcasts and more – and should be comfortable both working quickly on the news of the day and planning long-term reporting projects. The mandate is varied: one day you’ll assign a story on politics, the next you’ll work on an environment story and later that day you’ll edit a business story.

The ability to work cooperatively with reporters, editors and station management, and the ability to create a team that is more than just the sum of its parts, are key elements of this job. The editor is responsible for growing reporters’ capacity and aspirations. The editor should possess a keen understanding of what makes public media journalism special, but also have ambitions to help drive public media forward.

Based at our partner KCUR 89.3 in Kansas City, Missouri, this position exists in KCUR’s newsroom. For more information, and to apply, click here.