Senior Director - Digital Content Strategy & Audience Engagement

NPR, Washington, District of Columbia

Date Posted July 09, 2019
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Other
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


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.

This new Senior Director role will develop and execute on a new vision for NPR’s digital news and programming strategy in partnership with stakeholders in other divisions.

You’ll be responsible for working across the newsroom in collaboration with shows, reporting desks, and programming to develop and execute on best practices for distributing audio, breaking news, enterprise, newsletters, and other platforms in a digital world, with a goal of growing new and existing audiences. 

The Senior Director will be a progressive thought leader in the news division regarding how to serve and engage our audiences on the platforms and modes that they use throughout the day to ensure we are delivering the wide array of content – music, news, stories, podcasts -- people need and want in intuitive, accessible and relevant ways.

NPR is a highly matrixed organization. This role will also represent the newsroom as a partner with programming, Digital Media, and other stakeholders in the company to ensure the newsroom’s digital strategy encompasses the broader needs of NPR, our platforms, and our member stations.

This position will report to the SVP News with a dotted line relationship to the Executive Editor.

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Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you. All applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered.

NPR offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package including health and wellness benefits, retirement, and work/life balance programs, as well as opportunities for career growth and development. 

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