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Full-Time, Limited-Term: Engagement Producer, Check Please Bay Area

The Engagement Producer will play an important role in assisting the Series Producer for Check, Please! Bay Area.

This person will be instrumental in implementing social media strategies that maximize cross-platform promotion of the television program. They will help update and maintain the Check, Please! Bay Area website to keep it current, user-friendly and increase audience engagement. This person will also think dynamically about YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and TikTok as they assist in casting efforts, promoting field location shoots, and maximizing program promotion with show guests and interview subjects.

The Engagement Producer will upload and optimize distribution of tv segments and interstitials for each platform through show descriptions, SEO keywords and promotional strategy. 

This position must have excellent social engagement knowledge, web design, and live streaming skills. The ideal candidate is a heavily experienced engagement producer with a bonus background in the coverage of food. Proven collaboration skills are essential for working with Arts and Culture team members, across KQED departments and with community partners. The role requires the ability to coordinate and manage complex projects with minimal supervision.

The position is full-time through December 2021. 

Essential Functions:

  • Plans and implements audience growth strategies on social media and video distribution platforms.  Designs and implements strategic outreach and engagement partnerships with press, community, and influencers.
  • Applies knowledge of trends and best practices across multiple social media and video distribution platforms.
  • Uses a mix of creativity, analytics, and knowledge of best practices to develop web and social engagement campaigns, including a fresh approach towards integrating show subjects and audiences.
  • May assist producers with show research and conceptualization, as needed. 
  • Manages uploads and optimization of videos and works with the KQED Digital Video Programming & Engagement Manager to execute optimization, distribution, and engagement strategies.
  • Using proficient Photoshop skills, designs social media assets optimized for mobile across emerging and existing platforms including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Tik Tok, and YouTube.
  • Deploys excellent writing skills to cultivate a tone and brand voice that speaks to existing and aspirational Check, Please! Bay Area audiences.
  • Performs web publishing tasks in Wordpress, writes blog posts and performs email marketing duties.
  • Collects and analyzes video and social analytics, as needed.
  • Plans and implements online advertising strategies on multiple platforms.
  • Creates social media tool kits and weekly social media posts promoting individual Check Please Bay Area segments and episodes.

Knowledge/Experience Required:

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and manage complex projects with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrable collaboration skills and experience cultivating sources and partnerships
  • Ability to effectively communicate and diplomatically respond to a variety of individuals, staff, and community contacts, etc.
  • Excellent attention to detail, ability to compose and proofread copy, correspondence, etc.
  • Experience with word processing software/Google Drive
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with team and others associated with the workplace
  • Flexibility to support departmental duties as assigned
  • Ability to sit frequently for three to six hours as well as ability to walk, stand, bend, squat, climb and/or kneel occasionally for up to three hours if needed

Additional Knowledge/Experience Preferred

  • Knowledge of and ability to edit using Adobe Premiere Pro, including packaging and transcoding
  • Knowledge of Bay Area food trends and connection with food bloggers and influencers.
  • Knowledge of social media scheduling software such as Hootsuite or Sprout.


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.


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