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Job Announcement: KPFA Evening News Co-Anchor

 

RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Co-anchor weekday hour-long evening newscasts with the News Co-Directors
  • Assist in assigning and editing news reporters
  • Participate in the evaluation of news programming and news personnel
  • Conduct training sessions for news reporters
  • Participate in administration of News Department as assigned by News Directors
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of election and other special news coverage
  • Participate in the development and evaluation of news programs as assigned by News Directors
  • Occasional fill-in for morning news anchor

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least four years of radio news experience
  • Demonstrated excellent on-air skills, as well as experience conducting live and recorded interviews
  • Radio reporting experience
  • Excellent communication skills-both written and verbal, including ability to present issues clearly and concisely
  • Knowledge of international, national, California and local affairs
  • Ability to identify spin in both mainstream and alternative media sources
  • Good news judgment and editorial experience
  • Experience editing the work of other reporters and training them
  • Excellent organizational skills, high level of self-motivation and strong supervisory skills
  • Excellent digital production skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles set forth in Pacifica’s mission statement
  • Ability to work under stressful deadline pressures
  • Social media experience, especially Twitter
  • Web design skills a plus

 

SALARY:

This Communication Workers of America union position is a 20 hour a week position. Current salary is $22.07/hr with annual seniority bump plus generous benefits after a 90-day probation period.

 

HOURS:

Two days a week 11- 7 pm; one day a week 3-7 pm

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

  • April 25, 2018
  • No calls or walk-ins, please
  • Send resume, cover letter, and demo of a show you’ve produced to: [email protected]

Unfortunately, relocation reimbursement is not available.

KPFA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

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Host/Producer – UpFront

 

KPFA is seeking a Host/ Producer for UpFront, a morning public affairs show that airs from 7-9 am on weekdays. The Host/Producer’s primary responsibilities are to co-host the program Mon-Thurs and participate in shaping the editorial direction of the show along with preparing to host individual segments on the show.

 

Host/Producer Responsibilities

  • Host and co-host a diverse variety of segments for UpFront, a high-quality daily public affairs radio program
  • Identify topics for interview segments, and potential interviewees
  • Participate in editorial meetings, including brainstorming ideas, guests and approach
  • Book guests, with an emphasis on new voices and perspectives; pre-interview guests
  • Research and prepare extensively for interviews, including preparing scripts/intros, questions, and transitions
  • Edit recorded interviews for length and clarity
  • Voice and mix promotional carts and billboards
  • Post show descriptions in WordPress CMS and social media accounts
  • Participate in on-air fundraising for show and meet fundraising goals for show
  • Find and secure fund-drive premiums (under the supervision of KPFA’s Program Director).
  • Participate in on and off-air fundraising for KPFA, Pacifica Radio Archives and The Pacifica Network
  • Help Coordinate, Host and Produce Special Coverage as required
  • Work with Program Director to set goals and action plans for show
  • Take direction from Program Director and/or General Manager

 

 

DESIRED SKILLS and EXPERIENCE:

  • News Judgment: familiarity with current events, ability to identify topics worth covering and how best to approach them. We are particularly interested in candidates who will expand our breadth of coverage by bringing their own background knowledge and community contacts to editorial discussions.
  • Presentation: ability to speak in a clear and informative manner and practice proper microphone techniques
  • Research: ability to quickly assemble background information on interview topics and fact check.
  • Preparation: ability to write clean segment introductions, prepare interview questions, anticipate responses, and prepare follow-ups.
  • Editing: ability to edit recorded interviews quickly and seamlessly to hit target lengths. Basic multi-track mixing (i.e., creating music beds for billboards)
  • Social Media: experience using tools like Facebook and Twitter to increase reach and audience engagement.
  • Grace under pressure: this program is produced under tight deadline pressure. Periodically, things fall apart. It’s OK if they fall apart. It’s not OK to loose your cool when they do.

 

SALARY:

This Communication Workers of America union position is a 32 hour a week position. Current salary is $22.07/hr with annual seniority bump plus generous benefits after a 90-day probation period.

 

HOURS:

Monday thru Thursday show hours 7 am to 9 am, plus production hours after show.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

 

  • April 25, 2018
  • No calls or walk-ins, please.
  • Send resume, cover letter, and demo of a show you’ve produced to:              host[email protected]

 

Unfortunately, relocation reimbursement is not available.

KPFA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

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Producer – UpFront

 

KPFA is seeking a producer for UpFront, a morning public affairs show that airs from 7-9 am on weekdays. This producer will have primary responsibility for setting up most days’ shows, with help from the show’s co-hosts and interns.

 

PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identify topics for interview segments, and potential interviewees
  • Participate in editorial meeting
  • Book guests, with an emphasis on new voices and perspectives; pre-interview guests
  • Research and prepare extensively for interviews, including preparing scripts/intros, questions, and transitions
  • Engineer pre-recorded interviews
  • Edit recorded interviews for length and clarity
  • Line produce live shows when needed (occasional)
  • Compose run sheets for each day’s program
  • Engineer and mix daily promotional carts and billboards
  • Post show descriptions in WordPress CMS and social media accounts
  • Supervise the work of intern(s)
  • Find and secure fund-drive premiums (under the supervision of KPFA’s Program Director).
  • Occasional field recording and/or reporting

 

DESIRED SKILLS and EXPERIENCE:

  • News Judgment: familiarity with current events, ability to identify topics worth covering and how best to approach them. We are particularly interested in candidates who will expand our breadth of coverage by bringing their own background knowledge and community contacts to editorial discussions.
  • Research: ability to quickly assemble background information on interview topics and fact check.
  • Preparation: ability to write clean segment introductions, prepare interview questions, anticipate responses, and prepare follow-ups.
  • Editing: ability to edit recorded interviews quickly and seamlessly to hit target lengths. Basic multi-track mixing (i.e., creating music beds for carts and billboards)
  • Social Media: experience using tools like Facebook and Twitter to increase reach and audience engagement.
  • Grace under pressure: this program is produced under tight deadline pressure. Periodically, things fall apart. It’s OK if they fall apart. It’s not OK to loose your cool when they do.

 

HOURS and SCHEDULE:

  • 40 hours per week, normally Monday through Friday from 9 AM – 6 PM (with one-hour lunch break).
  • Occasional early mornings with start times as early as 6:45 AM.

 

PAY:

This Communication Workers of America union position is a 40 hr/wk position. Current salary is $22.07/hr with annual seniority bump plus generous benefits after a 90-day probation period.

 

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

  • April 25, 2018
  • No calls or walk-ins, please.
  • Send resume, cover letter, and demo of a show you’ve produced to: [email protected]

Unfortunately, relocation reimbursement is not available.

KPFA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

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