KPBS News serves a countywide audience with news, information, cultural, and entertainment programming. KPBS is the public media station for San Diego with a mission to be the premier source of local news and information for the San Diego region.
The news division’s mission is to provide fair, accurate and contextualized reports about the people and issues of import affecting San Diego and Imperial counties, their residents and extended communities. In support of this mission, the Freelance News Editor ensures we prioritize accountability-driven coverage, and include a mix of thought-provoking stories as well as fresh explainers that teach the audience something new. KPBS is committed to providing quality local in-depth news and news analysis on all of its platforms – TV, Radio, Web and Mobile. The mission of the news division is to provide balanced, accurate reports about the people and issues of import affecting San Diego & Imperial Counties and its citizens.
Under the supervision of the News Director, the Freelance News Editor works to manage the day-to-day coverage of news and to edit/review daily news on radio, TV, and digital platforms. We need a collaborator who can work with the Senior News Producers and other editors to satisfy the expectations of program audiences. The News Editor provides input and assistance for grant- and donor-reports on projects in the Editor’s area, with support and oversight from the Director of Grants and Engagement. This position is responsible for assigning stories, news planning, reporting and editing for radio, TV, and the web and supervises reporters and their daily assignments.
This position is filled on an on-call, as-needed basis with no set schedule.
The following information is intended to be representative of the work performed by incumbents in this position and is not all-inclusive. The omission of a specific duty or responsibility will not preclude it from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical extension of position responsibilities. Job descriptions may be changed at any time based on the needs of the department.
Assigning and Editing News 70%
Station and Community Outreach 10%
Other Duties as Assigned (5%)
Knowledge, Skills A Abilities
Minimum Experience & Education
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