As the housing affordability crisis continues to impact all aspects of life in California and the Bay Area, KQED is expanding its coverage of housing to include deep dives into some of the historical and policy roots of the cost of living in California. This senior editor will lead a new team to help guide ongoing coverage as well as immediate plans for a seasonal podcast and special investigative project. Meanwhile, as that project is being developed, this team would be breaking news and pursuing ongoing coverage of housing and the housing crisis in the state and region.
This position plays a critical and high-profile role in the KQED newsroom, leading a reporting unit that will comprehensively and accurately report on the housing crisis and its causes with a statewide lens and delivered to a statewide audience. The reporting should be multi-platform and must be as strong digitally as it is in the radio and audio space. S/he will be lead and connect the new housing unit to work closely with two KQED correspondents based in Los Angeles and in the Central Valley. Additionally, this position will be expected to work closely with The California Report, our statewide radio show and digital presence. Also with the launch of this unit, KQED will work to take a leading role in housing reporting for public media newsrooms across the state, including using collaborative and partner relationships with other news outlets. This means the senior editor will be expected to collaborate with editors and station leads and NPR and other national outlets on the planning of stories related to the housing crisis and related policy proposals to ensure that stories cover the geographical breadth of the crisis across the state.
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