The Director of Radio Programming will help lead KQED’s audio evolution, managing the overall tone of the broadcast station, creating a coherent and engaging experience for the audience, and shaping the future sound of public radio.
They will ensure that KQED programming on broadcast and live streaming platforms serve Bay Area communities, reflect diversity, and highlight our status as a local producing station as evidenced by audience reach and membership. They will understand and be responsive to breaking news events and work with the programming and news teams to build workflows to better cover and carry critical community service news programming. They will work to find better ways to communicate to our audience our obligations and belief in serving as a public utility and community service for the many different communities in the Bay Area. And they will manage staff to provide 24/7 continuous on-air programming and coverage.
This position is responsible for serving the San Francisco Bay Area community with the highest quality local and national broadcast and live online programming that is timely, relevant and essential. KQED is currently number one in the market.
Supervises program acquisition, program scheduling, the 24/7 master control broadcast staff, tracking and analysis of audience reach and trends, identifying potential content partnerships, and collaboration across the organization.
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.