PMJA Editor Corps

PMJA's Editor Corps is an emergency editor corps with support from NPR, PRX, and the Knight Foundation to help stations that are facing increased workloads related to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The PMJA Editor Corps will match experienced public media editors with stations on an hourly basis, free of charge, to relieve station editing staff who may be overworked due to covering this demanding story.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) has announced an additional $61,000 grant funding the continuation of the Public Media Journalists Association (PMJA) Editor Corps, which provides crucial editing assistance to public media newsrooms, including small and rural newsrooms.

If you are considering requesting editing under the PMJA Editor Corps, we suggest that you watch the recording of our informational webinar HERE.  At the very least, we request that you review our frequently asked questions below:

How do I request an editor?

Fill out the REQUEST FORM.

How long can I have an editor?

PMJA is excited to be launching the PMJA Editor Corps to provide some much-needed relief to public media stations overworked by the COVID-19 pandemic.  We've brought together a stable of excellent editors who are willing to provide coverage to stations on an emergency basis in this time of need.

PMJA has received support from NPR, PRX and the Knight Foundation for this project and will continue to search for additional support to extend the program.

The following guidelines were developed for the PMJA Editor Corps.  These are not intended to be comprehensive. They are some general terms to which editors and stations agree, meant to help facilitate quick-turn editing. We intend to update this document as we continue to draw on collective wisdom and experience.

Links to a number of useful style guides and handbooks are included below. 

PMJA is launching an emergency editor corps with support from NPR, PRX, and the Knight Foundation to help stations that are facing increased workloads related to the current COVID-19 pandemic.