Reporter III/Host II, KQED News – Education Reporter
October 5, 2017
San Francisco, California
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
SAG AFTRA Role
KQED’s dynamic multi-media newsroom is seeking an education reporter, based in San Francisco. The reporter is responsible for leading our coverage of one of the most critical issues in the region, the state and the country. This reporter will balance major enterprise projects (like the upcoming “State of the California Dream”) and breaking news coverage. Responsibilities include writing scripts, reporting and interviewing for the newscasts and The California Report, and posting stories and other editorial content to the web, mobile and social media. When off the air, the Reporter III/Host II, KQED News is also participating in an in-depth content hub with a team of other reporters working on impact and accountability project based journalism.
1. Leads KQED’s education coverage and reporting.
2. Reports as part of a content hub with other reporters on project-based, impact and accountability journalism focused on making a difference in the lives of those living in the Bay Area.
3. Conducts live on-air and live-to-tape news source and reporter debriefings.
4. Writes, posts and edits stories and a variety of editorial content to the web, mobile and social media, such as audio, scripts, text stories, blog posts, photographs, and video.
5. Assists editors and producers in developing coverage strategies, daily assignments and transition plans to afternoon newscasts.
6. Logs, edits and records sound for story production as necessary.
7. Substitutes for other hosts and news anchors, as assigned.
1. Provides editorial content for newscasts, The California Report and other KQED shows and projects.
2. Researches, reports, writes and produces stories from the studio and in the field for radio broadcast and web posting.
B.A. degree in journalism, broadcast, mass communications or comparable media curriculum preferred.
1. Excellent news writing
2. Six years minimum experience as broadcast news reporter, editor, anchor and/or host.
3. Excellent editing and reporting skills.
4. Excellent news judgment.
5. High proficiency in on-air voicing skills.
6. Thorough knowledge of journalistic principles, ethics and standards.
7. Working knowledge of sound editing and radio production techniques.
8. Familiarity with web, mobile, social media editing and publishing.
9. Ability to research and analyze news using a variety of technologies, methods and sources.
10. Demonstrated ability to cover range of significant public affairs issues and subjects such as: government and politics, the economy, education, health, immigration, legal affairs and the environment.
11. Ability to interview and communicate with a variety of individuals.
12. Ability to research and communicate through a variety of mobile and digital tools.
13. Excellent organizational skills and ability to work in a briskly paced, multi-platform news operation.
14. Ability to work under deadline pressures.
1. Working knowledge of the 9-county Bay Area and the Sacramento region preferred.
2. Working fluency in foreign language such as Spanish or Mandarin is a plus.
3. Working knowledge of a range of significant regional and state-wide public affairs issues and subjects such as: government and politics, the economy, education, health, immigration, legal affairs and the environment preferred.
4. Experience working in a demographically diverse news environment strongly desired.
5. Experience in blogging or other multimedia online news writing and content presentation management is plus.
6. Experience in participating in the building of a news team and news operation a plus.
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 commun...ity 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.
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