California is a trendsetter – in the nation and around the world. Our state leads the way in so many areas, including tech and gender issues, cultural and environmental vision, progressive experimentation and public health policies.
The California Report morning show reaches around a million listeners and has a robust podcast to complement the broadcast. The show delivers two – sometimes three – separate and distinct editions at 5:50 a.m., 6:50 a.m. and 8:50 a.m. every morning.
In order to cover the state comprehensively, KQED is hiring a new Host/Correspondent. The ideal candidate will be driven and excited – able and willing to juggle two high-pressure, high-profile roles with equal depth and breadth. This involves hosting the morning show on a regular basis, and then shifting to cover critical breaking and enterprise news from around the region, delivering stories and work for The California Report, The California Report Magazine, our podcasts and our digital platform, as well.
The candidate should be collaborative, have good editorial judgement, and a sense of humor. A sense of irony would be welcome, too.
The successful candidate will be required to join The Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA).
One of our core values at KQED is that we are better together, and that we commit to learning, growth, and holding ourselves accountable. 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.
This role will be working inKQED's newly renovated headquarters. KQED requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or to provide documentation of a need for exemption.
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.
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 people 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.