A news editor at KQED is responsible for coordinating production of coverage of a topical or focused beat for KQED programs, or on local newscasts and The California Report, to online platforms, and more. The editor coordinates and edits daily news, longer-form feature pieces and deep-dive investigative projects on radio, digital and other platforms.
The editor of The California Report works with the TCR AM team to craft the broad vision for the program. S/he creates a coordinated, cohesive sound in covering the statewide news in two (sometimes three) daily 6:30 casts, while keeping the mission of KQED ? and the program — at heart. The editor encourages the team members to shine, fostering creative approaches to telling the daily, weekly and monthly news, while not overlooking trends and unusual content that make our state unique in the nation. S/he will work to connect The California Report to current partner stations and to find new partnerships and collaborations ? for content, for connection and to raise the profile of the show.
KQED News editors are expected to manage small teams of reporters and editors, on both content and journalistic issues, but also personnel and management issues. The editor is responsible for scheduling, assigning, and coordinating with their own reporting staff as well as communicating and coordinating coverage with other editors and journalists in the newsroom.
+ Edits and oversees production of daily, weekly, monthly and longer-term news coverage.
+ Manages and engages in key station relation activities, such as visiting stations for outreach. The editor will be in touch with stations to see what people want, need, can collaborate on, etc.
+ Handles partnerships, reaches out to reporters, and to stations, contacts outlets and imagines ways The California Report could work with them. This could include embedding, co-reporting, crafting a series, or putting our reporters/hosts on their shows/outlets.
+ Manages, hears and responds to what the team wants and needs. This includes check-ins and reviewing story lists, doing the paperwork stuff (timesheets, PTO, figuring out schedules, the hosting and production bench), and meeting with the finance director as needed.
+ Coordinates edited stories with production.
+ Assists in maintaining work flow production documentation and other record keeping.
+ Coordinates online presentation and reporting, in collaboration with the digital team.
+ Coordinates social engagement outreach efforts to support reporting.
Other Job Functions:
+ Gathers tape and conducts interviews.
+ Edits online and multimedia content.
+ Assumes other responsibilities as assigned.
Let us tell you more about our benefits:
Whether you?re single, married, have children, are in a domestic partnership or anything in between, we have you covered. Employees at KQED enjoy a family-friendly workplace offering 20 days of paid time off, 11 paid holidays, paid parental leave, family medical leave benefits, comprehensive health/vision/dental and commuter benefits as well as a 403(b) with employer match. KQED encourages diversity, openness and offers training to support personal and professional development. In addition, we are proud to offer Employee Resource Groups, wellness programs as well as free KQED membership.
The mission that drives us:
KQED is for everyone who wants to be more. Our television, radio, digital media, and educational services change lives for the better and help individuals and communities achieve their full potential.
KQED serves the people of Northern California with a community-supported alternative to commercial media. We provide citizens with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions; convene community dialogue; bring the arts to everyone and engage audiences to share their stories. We help students and teachers thrive in 21st-century classrooms, and take people of all ages on journeys of exploration- exposing them to new people, places and ideas.
We celebrate diversity, embrace innovation, value life
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