Just as Texas played the counter-balance to the Obama White House, California has now taken the lead as the ‘resistance’ to the Trump Administration. And yet, 28 out of 58 California counties voted for President Trump. KQED serves all these audiences. And in addition to political and policy prominence, California’s statewide and regional coverage has taken on a new importance for our audience and impact. In fact, the audience for The California Report morning show has never been greater as measure by both on-air broadcast and on-demand podcast audio. The show itself has grown in ambition, to deliver two separate and distinct editions every morning, catering to the different times-of-day and audiences those shows are reaching.
In order to meet that demand and ambition, KQED Public Radio is hiring a new Co-host/Correspondent in our San Francisco bureau. This job will pair with a similar co-host/correspondent based in Los Angeles. The ideal candidate will be driven and excited – able and willing to juggle two high-pressure, high-profile roles with equal depth and breadth, from hosting the morning show on a regular basis to then shifting to cover critical breaking and enterprise news from the Bay Area and other parts of Northern California, delivering stories and work for The California Report, The California Report Magazine, our podcasts and our digital platform, as well.
- Rotate between two schedules, every several weeks; from an early morning shift that begins at 4 a.m.; to reporting from the region during a more typical shift.
- Hosts/anchors daily statewide morning news segments.
- Conducts live on-air news source and reporter debriefings.
- Travels and reports on breaking and enterprise stories, and helps the TCR senior producer in developing coverage strategies, program topics, story themes and special projects.
- Coordinates in-depth special projects and series as assigned.
- Researches, reports, writes and produces stories from the studio and in the field for radio broadcast and for online. Hosts and anchors other KQED News programs, as assigned.
- Substitutes for other Hosts and Newscasters, as assigned.
- Performs other essential duties as required.
1. Assists in periodic quality checks of californiareport.org home page and mobile feeds.
2. Edits stories by staff and contributors as assigned.
3. Assists in training interns.
4. Assumes other duties as assigned.
- Minimum 6 years experience broadcast production or related news-gathering experience required.
- B.A. degree in journalism, mass communications or comparable media curriculum or major required.
1. Minimum 6 years of experience as broadcast news reporter, producer, editor, anchor and/or host. Experience must include knowledge and application of journalism principles, standards and requirements.
2. Experience in hosting radio programs and reporting live on-air.
3. Ability to effectively communicate, interview and respond to a variety of individuals.
4. Excellent writing, editing and reporting skills.
5. Ability to research and analyze news using a variety of methods and sources.
6. Strong familiarity with and understanding of California political, economic and social issues and institutions.
7. Digital production and editing experience required.
8. Experience in writing and editing copy and audio for digital platforms.
- Fluency in Spanish, Cantonese or Mandarin is a plus.
- Experience working in a demographically diverse news environment strongly desired.
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 lifelong learning and partner with those who share our passion for public services.
Location/Region: San Francisco, CA (US)