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Full-Time Digital Editor

  • 2023-01-04 4:07 PM
    Message # 13044728

    KQED News is looking for a full-time Digital Editor.

    This editor works with many different players in the newsroom and assists in all aspects of online production. The ideal candidate will be skilled at writing engaging and effective display copy such as headlines, sub-headlines, summaries and captions. 

    Duties include helping to edit daily stories and longer-form features; assisting in enforcing an in-house style guide; growing familiarity with KQED content, stories and voice; patrolling news content on the website and other digital platforms regularly for accuracy and consistency issues.

    An associate editor helps edit news content and fact-checking across digital platforms — with preference given to candidates who have experience working with data and/or on enterprise or investigative projects. This editor will help edit news stories and content for, engagement platforms and anywhere else text could possibly live online.

    The ideal candidate should also be communicative, collaborative, extremely organized, and able to prioritize under time constraints with grace and accuracy. They should be well accustomed to working for fast-paced publications and should want to thrive in an environment where flexibility and continuous learning are encouraged. 

    This role will work hybrid between working inKQED's newly renovated headquarters and working remotely. KQED requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

    KQED envisions a public media organization with a culture that centers on human dignity, equity, and belonging. This will enable us to better serve and reflect the Bay Area through diverse and inclusive storytelling. 

    We value the contributions of marginalized people in society — including Black, Indigenous, and all people of color,  people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ people — and we believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do, and we strongly encourage members of these communities to apply.

    The mission that drives us:

    KQED provide citizens 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.

    Salary Range $91,688.00-$114,000 yearly

    Essential Functions:

    • Assesses editing needs quickly and addresses them efficiently 
    • Makes sure articles make sequential and logical sense
    • Fact-checks with author and sources as needed
    • Ensures text is consistent with KQED style guidelines
    • Ensures that images and captions are correct
    • Writes or edits highly effective headlines and excerpts that are accurate, compelling, engaging and SEO friendly 

    Knowledge/Experience Required:

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • At least one year experience in a similar role in a newsroom or news environment, bilingual newsroom preferred
    • Experience writing and editing quickly and accurately in English 
    • Familiarity with AP style
    • Experience with copy editing multimedia content such as graphics, interactives or videos
    • Proven collaboration skills — which are essential in working with fellow KQED staffers across departments and with partner organizations
    • Experience with or a desire to develop a newsroom style guide with internal stakeholders that acknowledges social and historical shifts and adaptations of language
    • Experience navigating the front and back end of a content management system 
    • Familiarity with social media and engagement platforms
    • Ability to work on their own and as part of a team
    • Ability to stay focused, organized and proactive

    Knowledge/Experience Desired:

    • Expert-level written and spoken fluency in Spanish
    • Copy editing experience at a Spanish-language media company or newsroom
    • Familiarity with Real Academia Española rules for grammar in Spanish
    • Experience writing and editing quickly and accurately in both English and Spanish
    • Experience with basic HTML 
    • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite 
    • Experience using social media tools and platforms to maximize reach and impact
    • Proven capacity to identify opportunities for stories of high relevance to audiences
    • Familiarity with and interest in optimizing language for social media and engagement platforms

    Non-Essential Functions:

    • On occasion, fills in for other producers or editors.
    • Represents KQED at events.
    • Other duties, as assigned.

    If you’re interested in this job but don’t feel like you meet all of the qualifications, please consider applying and tell us more about yourself.


    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 paid time off, paid holidays, paid parental leave, family medical leave benefits, comprehensive health/vision/dental and commuter benefits as well as a 403(b) plan. 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.


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