At KQED, we provide high-quality journalism to Bay Area communities. We are looking to strengthen our focus on recruiting and retaining a diverse group of talented journalists and media makers, who reflect and represent the communities we serve, and to further build out our newsroom’s professional development initiatives.
Who we are looking for:
We are looking for a journalist to fill this position, someone who is familiar with editorial processes and decision-making who will be able to be a strong newsroom coach. This editor will manage our internship, on-call and staff development programs within the 100-person KQED newsroom; develop and execute inclusive practices for recruiting interns—in partnership with our HR department; and lead training and career retention and development efforts in the KQED newsroom. The position demands significant mentorship and management skills in order to best manage all newsroom interns, more than a dozen on-call reporters, producers and editors; and will work intentionally to create and maintain clear pathways to regular full-time or part-time employment.
They will be tasked with developing a pool of talented journalists who can grow with the broader newsroom. This editor, in partnership with other newsroom staff will provide performance feedback to interns and on-call journalists, and lead talent reviews to identify opportunities for staff development and the creation of career pathways within our organization. This editor will also be tasked with designing effective, constructive and actionable feedback mechanisms with interns and on-call staff. One of the priorities of this position is to ensure equitable access to fulfilling careers at KQED.
The editor will work with HR counterparts to lead a broad range of responsibilities, including sourcing, interviewing and selecting talented candidates for job opportunities as part of the company’s efforts to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and access. To ensure our newsroom reflects local communities, we are committed to diversity and to building an inclusive newsroom for people of all backgrounds and ages. This role is a step to meet that commitment.
One of our core beliefs at KQED is that we are better together, and that we commit to grow and improve each day, and hold ourselves accountable when we fall short of that commitment. And when we do not stick to our values, our actions will disproportionately hurt the most marginalized people in society — including Black, Indigenous, and all people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ people. We believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. We strongly encourage applicants from all marginalized communities.
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) 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 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.