KQED Education is a distinct and critical contributor to KQED’s public service mission, creating and disseminating unique, engaging educational content focused on enhancing educator effectiveness and accelerating learning for youth aged 11–18 in the Bay Area and beyond. KQED empowers educators and youth to find and evaluate the knowledge they need to make informed decisions, engage in civic dialogue, create and share their own stories, and thrive in our media-rich world. We help educators to create learning environments of the 21st century by promoting media literacy, student voice, civic engagement, creative expression, and inquiry-based learning using digital media.
The Program Manager: Youth Media contributes to this vision by leading KQED’s work promoting, broadcasting, and sharing youth voices with our general audience. They partner in the creation of our Youth Media Challenges which attract thousands of submissions from students around the nation each year. They curate and package student-generated content from these challenges to share with partners and other public media stations. They look for opportunities across KQED radio, television and digital to connect youth media to the stories KQED is sharing everyday. They provide direct support to teachers and students producing segments for radio and podcasts. They work with individual students who need support refining their work for broadcast. They manage KQED’s Youth Advisory Board to keep us connected and listening to the young people we serve. They work hard to help ensure our Youth Media Challenges are engaging, inclusive and accessible, and that the youth media we share reflects a diverse range of voices.
This position will represent KQED in the field of youth media, which supports young producers of media and educators to advance youth voice, civic engagement and creative expression.
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 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.
We celebrate diversity, embrace innovation, value lifelong learning and partner with those who share our passion for public services.