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Part-Time, Limited-Term: General Assignment Reporter

We’re looking for a general assignment radio journalist who is passionate about local reporting, has institutional knowledge of the nine-county Bay Area and centers the voices of people affected by regional news. This person should be able to satisfy daily deadlines and respond quickly to breaking developments in filing several newscast items a day. Our GA reporters collaborate with other parts of KQED’s newsroom and file short and long radio items as well as digital pieces.

This job is between 24 and 32 hours per week for six months. 

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.

Essential Functions: 

  1. Researches, writes and reports stories from the studio and in the field for radio broadcast and other digital distribution technologies.
  2. Produces and delivers variety of editorial content- audio, scripts, text stories, blog posts, photographs, video, databases and other content- for radio broadcast, web, mobile and social media platforms.
  3. Monitors news developments in the Bay Area and works with the Newscast editors on daily coverage.

Other Job Functions: 

  1. Covers local communities, local governments and the region’s private sector
  2. Pitches Bay Area stories that focus on the region’s affordability crisis, criminal justice and racial injustice. 
  3. Performs other duties as assigned. 

Knowledge / Experience Required:

  1. Two years minimum experience as broadcast, print and/or online journalist, including news reporting, editing and production.   Three years of journalist experience a plus.
  2. Excellent skills in news writing.
  3. Knowledge of the major issues in the Bay Area and/or the capacity to gain them.  
  4. Thorough knowledge of journalistic principles, ethics and standards. 
  5. Knowledge of sound editing and radio production techniques. 
  6. High proficiency of on-air voicing skills. 
  7. Ability to interview and communicate with a variety of individuals. 
  8. Ability to work under deadline pressures. 
  9. Ability to work in a collaborative environment. 

 

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.

We celebrate diversity, embrace innovation, value lifelong learning and partner with those who share our passion for public services.

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