KQED Science Interactive Producer is the frontline breaking news daily reporter for the award-winning science news team at the #1 radio station in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Interactive Producer researches, writes, produces, publishes and helps promote original daily stories on the major science issues in California. This position works closely with the Senior Editor and Digital Editor to shape and implement the editorial vision for the KQED Science website.
Report and write 1-4 stories of original content daily on the top science, environment and medical news stories. Write 1-2 stories of original content weekly that dive more deeply into a major science issue in the news, offering a unique perspective. Content may include but isn’t limited to: text and image articles, video, multimedia packages such as slide shows, live feeds and live blogs of breaking news events, and charts or graphics.
Provide debriefs for radio on breaking news topics, as assigned.
Ingest and curate top science stories daily from other media.
Update and repurpose KQED Science News stories.
Choose the daily science highlighted feature and sub-feature blocks, in consultation with the Digital Editor.
Monitor daily state and national science news developments and provide recommendations for coverage, which includes reporting and ingesting outside material.
Work with Digital Editor to boost audience engagement; make recommendations and implement editorial and audience engagement strategy.
Participate in headline brainstorms with staff reporters and editors.
Attend KQED Science news editorial weekly meetings and participate in overall Science editorial process.
Attend KQED Science Unit Wednesday staff meetings.
Write social media content.
Other duties as assigned.
Science journalism background or experience
3 years’ experience as a blogger or interactive producer in a fast-paced newsroom
Multimedia production skills
Strong reporting and writing skills and experience in a fast-paced newsroom. A true team player who understands how to work productively to achieve journalistic excellence in a rapidly changing, geeky team environment.
Ability to meet tight deadlines and goals while working under breaking news pressure.
Interest in and passion about science, technology and/or environment.
Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
Independent thinker who works well in a team environment.
Strong communication skills, both written and in person, and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of stakeholders across the KQED organization.
Image editing and publishing skills (e.g. Photoshop).
Knowledge of content publishing tools (e.g. WordPress) and familiarity with various resources to keep up-to-date on latest news in digital journalism and design.
Knowledge of major science issues in California.
Experience within public media.
Knowledge of or fluency in another language or languages.
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) with employer match. 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 citizens 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.
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 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 service.