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Part-Time GA Reporter Newscasts

  • 2023-08-18 2:36 PM
    Message # 13242812

    This position requires an experienced reporter capable of covering daily news for newscasts and online news outlets. The Reporter I must be proficient at spots, cut-and-copy, voicers and live on-air debriefings for broadcast and capable of writing text stories and producing other online news content for the web, mobile and social media platforms. 


    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 provides 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.

    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.

    The successful candidate will be required to join The Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). 

    Salary Information: $69,000 Annually

    Essential Functions:


    • Researches, writes and reports stories for radio broadcast, the web, mobile and social media platforms.
    • Produces a variety of editorial content for the web, mobile and social media, such as audio, text stories, photographs, and video.
    • Reports and produces stories both from inside the newsroom and outside the newsroom. 
    • Delivers audio, scripts, text stories, blog posts, photographs, video and other content from the field.
    • Assists the KQED News team in developing coverage strategies and daily assignments. 
    • Assists the KQED News team in determining appropriate platforms to best tell the story.
    • Edits and dubs sound for story production as necessary.


    Non-Essential Functions:


    • Researches, writes and reports feature stories.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.  


    Knowledge/Experience Required:


    • One to three years of experience as broadcast news reporter, editor, anchor and/or host.
    • Excellent reporting skills.
    • Excellent news judgment. 
    • Strong news writing for broadcast and online. 
    • Proficient in reporting from the field and delivering audio, text, photographs, video and other content via a variety of mobile equipment.
    • Proficient in reporting live on-air. 
    • Proficient in on-air voicing skills.
    • Thorough knowledge of journalistic principles, ethics and standards.
    • Working knowledge of sound editing and radio production techniques.
    • Familiarity with writing and publishing for the web via blogs, news content management systems, mobile, social media editing and publishing.
    • Ability to research and report news using a variety of technologies, methods and sources.
    • Demonstrated ability to cover range of significant public affairs issues and subjects such government and politics, the economy, education, health, immigration, legal affairs and the environment.  
    • Ability to interview and communicate with a variety of individuals.
    • Ability to research and communicate through a variety of mobile and digital tools.
    • Ability to work under deadline pressures.


    Knowledge/Experience Desired


    • Working knowledge of the 9-county Bay Area and the Sacramento region preferred.
    • Working knowledge of a range of significant regional and state-wide public affairs issues and subjects such as government and politics, the economy, education, health, immigration, legal affairs and the environment preferred.  
    • Experience working in a demographically diverse news environment is strongly desired. 
    • Experience in blogging or other multimedia online news writing and story-telling is a plus.


    Credentials Required:


    • B.A. degree in journalism, mass communications or comparable media curriculum preferred.
    • B.A. degree preferred, with some training in writing, journalism or mass communications.  (this is just a suggestion)

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