MindShift is looking for an editor who’s passionate about education and has the digital skills to serve audiences where they are. The editor is a journalist who has strong digital writing skills and cares deeply about the nuances of teaching and learning. They also have some skills in creating podcasts, social media, email newsletters and social video. The editor/producer will primarily be responsible for editing and writing web stories, in addition to producing and co-hosting the MindShift Podcast.
MindShift has a large, national audience of educators, caregivers and parents. The ability to understand and create content for those audiences is a must. MindShift is a part of KQED News so journalism experience is essential. The MindShift editor/producer should be familiar with the work of education researchers, educators and developmental experts. They will edit articles by the MindShift staff, collaborators and contributors. This position will report to the managing editor of digital news.
The job also involves public speaking at events (in person and online), moderating panels and making appearances at local gatherings and national conferences.
If you’re interested in this job but don’t feel like you meet all of the qualifications, we still want to hear from you! Submit your resume and be sure to tell us in your cover letter why the experience you DO have could make you a great candidate for any of these roles.
KQED requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or to provide documentation of a need for exemption, in order to work in KQED's newly renovated headquarters.
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.
Salary range information will be provided to applicants who are contacted for an interview
- Produce and edit daily online features, including editing, fact-checking, copy editing, photo editing and production of multimedia components.
- Collaborate with reporters and freelancers to report and create online elements for daily news, special features or other packages.
- Work with our audience engagement producer to oversee user generated content and communities, comments and other opportunities for MindShift audiences to share their views about the topics we cover.
- Assist in production of MindShift’s weekly email newsletter.
- Identify and track key metrics such as traditional pageviews, podcast downloads, email newsletter subscriptions, social media engagement and streaming media to help evaluate the traffic growth and usage of specific sections of MindShift.
- Assist with SEO efforts for distribution (keywords, title optimization, thumbnail selection, etc).
- Manage partnerships with education outlets and media organizations.
- Understanding of copyright and media laws.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Strong writing and editing skills
- Ability to work well with others and also independently
- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
- Strong knowledge of news and education issues
- Experience with website publishing, online apps and tools, and/or ability to quickly learn new software and platforms
- Experience with content management systems, Google docs, spreadsheets, database software
- Knowledge of and proficiency with social media
- Three years of journalism experience, preferably in news and digital production
- Speaking a language(s) other than English
- Having lived experiences in nondominant Bay Area communities
- Experience reporting on underserved communities in the Bay Area
- Multi-media experience is a plus, including familiarity with image and video editing software like Photoshop, Premiere
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.