KALW's The Spiritual Edge seeks editor for broadcast/podcast serial about Muslim converts | KALW

KALW's The Spiritual Edge seeks editor for broadcast/podcast serial about Muslim converts

Apr 9, 2019



KALW Public Radio seeks a part-time editor to become part of a team working on a seven-part broadcast/podcast series about Muslim converts in the United States.


The series is part of KALW’s reporting project The Spiritual Edge which began airing stories in 2014. We’re launching a podcast in which we’re using religion as a tool to tell complex stories and go deep into one of the fastest growing religions in the world.


Our ideal editor has great storytelling skills and journalism chops to help guide an experienced KALW reporter and a few freelancers as they do this original reporting. The series about Muslim converts will center around personal stories, but also investigate trends such as the religious dilemmas faced by many American women converts, the Black Muslim movement and online radicalization.


We’re looking for someone with previous professional editing experience. S/he has edited subjects with cultural sensitivity and ideally knows something about the Muslim community. The candidate enjoys getting creative when it comes to sound. Bay Area residence is preferred. Second best would be within the Pacific standard time zone. And if you’re really good, and are located elsewhere, we still want to hear from you.


Total compensation is $24,000. We anticipate that the total length of the project will be about a year. This will include regular check-ins followed by bursts of more intense activity as stories are being scripted and edited. Release of the podcast is planned for spring of 2020.


For the right candidate, this position could be combined with other editing positions that are also open with KALW’s The Spiritual Edge. Those positions involve editing an internationally reported series about “spiritual exemplars” and/or a series about a Northern California Native American tribe.


KALW is a chill, fun, creative working environment where audio journalists are encouraged to experiment and grow. Women and POC are encouraged to apply. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 30. Include a resume and cover letter that tells us why this project appeals to you and why you think you’re qualified. Please also include clips tåçhat you’ve edited and a note about how you contributed to the final product. Send to thespiritualedgeradio@gmail.com.