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KALW is hiring an Elections Production Manager

Brian W. Tobin

The KALW News team is looking for an experienced radio producer to coordinate our elections coverage for our newscasts, elections specials, Election Briefs podcast, and news programs, including Your Call and Crosscurrents.

You will be the go-to person for our news coverage on 2024 elections, coordinating our in-house contributors and partners who will be responsible for delivering content. The production manager will be responsible for overseeing broadcast and online distribution of elections coverage, as well as leading our community engagement strategies. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to creating and editing content if desired.

KALW has a track record of effective and comprehensive election coverage and you'll build from that foundation while honing our strategy. You'll join a team of award-winning reporters, editors, and sound engineers who produce nationally recognized features and series, such as "Without A Voice: Abuse and Neglect in California Disability Group Homes," "What Works: Grassroots Solutions Around The Bay," and "Learning While Black: The Fight For Equity In San Francisco Schools." You'll have support from a talented and cohesive management team motivated to help you do your best work.

QUALIFICATIONS

This role is a great fit for an experienced radio producer with great project management skills. We're looking for a super-organized, detail-oriented team player who has:



  • experience producing interviews, writing for radio, and editing audio
  • g
ood editorial judgment

  • copy editing ability
  • knowledge about online platforms like Google Workspace, Slack, Airtable, or other platforms that aid in to organize projects and managing teams
  • an interest in contributing to a functional democracy

This is a full-time, ten-month temporary position from March through December, with some flexibility. It will be remote/in-person hybrid, but candidates must reside in the San Francisco Bay Area. Compensation is $30-35 an hour.

APPLICATION

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, work samples (clips or links), and references using this form.

If you have any questions or accessibility needs please email KALWapplications@gmail.com.

We will begin reviewing applications on Wednesday, February 21 and continue on a rolling basis.

ABOUT KALW

KALW strives to create joyful, informative media that engages people across the divides in our community — economic, social, and cultural.
 We produce four newscasts every day, a daily call-in show, a daily half-hour news magazine, many local weekly programs, and several podcasts serving the San Francisco Bay Area, including productions such as, The Intersection, Day By Day: The Quarantine Diaries, BOUNCE: The Warriors Last Season in Oakland, and Uncuffed.

We have also been committed to training as one of our core values since we launched in 2004. We work with eight student reporters in our Audio Academy training program, a nine-month tuition-free in-depth program for people with little to no experience in audio production, and we invite early-career reporters into our newsroom as Beat Reporting Fellows and Summer Trainees.

KALW is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

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