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 as a counter-balance to the Trump Administration. And in addition to political and policy prominence, California’s statewide and regional coverage has taken on a new importance as a center of “resistance” to nativist politics.
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 Public Radio is hiring a new Co-host/Correspondent in our Los Angeles bureau. 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 Southern California, 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.
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) with employer match. 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.