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The Freelance Video Journalist will work under the supervision of the Senior Producer and in coordination with other members of the News Division to follow the KPBS Strategic Plan and Editorial Vision. The primary duties of the Video Journalist include the creation of news content for KPBS TV, radio and web using professional broadcast cameras and non-linear editing equipment on an as needed basis. This position works closely with news editors, reporters, producers, managers, production assistants and staff. This position is responsible for technical operation and first-line maintenance of the station's shooting and editing equipment.
Incumbent will need to adhere to high ethical standards.
This position is being hired to support KPBS on an as-needed basis, with no set schedule.
Licensed to San Diego State University, KPBS Radio, Television & Online serves San Diego County with news, information, entertainment and cultural content. The organization presents local and national content that is valued and trusted by the community. KPBS also produces and distributes content about San Diego that is valued by local, regional, national and international audiences and is worthy of support.
Speak City Heights is a media collaborative aimed at amplifying the voices of residents in one of San Diego’s most diverse neighborhoods, City Heights. Through reporting and multimedia projects from our partners including The AjA Project and Media Arts Center of San Diego, the collaborative will help residents and policymakers frame a discussion about what constitutes a healthy community, its barriers and how they’ll overcome them in City Heights.
Why City Heights? Its transformation from a sleepy San Diego suburb to the city’s dense, urban core has given way to a diverse community of immigrants and refugees. This vibrant state of flux both inspires and challenges the neighborhood. It is among San Diego’s poorest, lacking quality housing, updated infrastructure or easy access to healthcare and nutritious food. Our mission is to document the challenges specific to City Heights, and the work being done to address them. It is to inform City Heights residents of the changes happening in their neighborhood, so that they might participate in those changes. And it is to reach beyond neighborhood borders to spark a dialogue among all San Diego communities about our shared policies and, potentially, shared solutions.
The reporter will work at the direction of the Director of News & Editorial Strategy (DNES), under the supervision of the News Editor, and work in coordination with other members of the News Division.
KPBS news beats are, but not exclusive to, arts & culture, border, education, environment, investigative, and military. The reporter will produce news stories that may cross beats at the assignment of the News Editor, and that can be distributed on KPBS radio, TV, KPBS.org, KPBS social networking and KPBS mobile. The news stories will be produced in formats such as, but not limited to, radio newscasts, in-depth radio features, TV packages, multimedia projects and special reports as assigned.
The reporter may be assigned to help fill in for other newsroom positions, such as anchoring newscasts or web producing, and appear as a guest or host on KPBS TV and radio programs. The reporter will produce local content and prepare final productions that can be distributed on all KPBS platforms.
The reporter is expected to participate in station on-air fundraising activities, and make appearances for KPBS community building events and other public relations activities.
This position is open until filled.
The reporter will cover the cream of the crop stories in our region, focusing on issues with greatest impact in our lives. Stories will be unexpected, engaging, teach something new or offer valuable “explainers” to help us get at our news mission to tell our audience not only WHAT is happening in our community, but WHY. The reporter will follow political news in our region--not as the proverbial horse race, but as stories of how lives are affected by changing policies in our region, from the local and national level. The reporter works alone and with the Investigations Desk for accountability reporting, and plays a key role in our election coverage.
KPBS serves the greater San Diego community with informative, cultural, entertaining and educational television, radio, and web programming. KPBS TV/FM is the public television and radio stations for San Diego. Licensed to San Diego State University, KPBS supports and furthers the university’s educational and community service mission by informing, enlightening and empowering its audience. It does so not only by presenting national and locally produced programming of value to its San Diego audience, but also by producing programming about San Diego and its people for distribution nationwide.
Under the direction of the KPBS Director of Content for Radio and Television, the KPBS Programming department is responsible for accumulating an audience by applying the core values of our mission statement to the process of selecting, scheduling and creating content. The Programming Department increases the sustainability by growing a large and loyal audience that is inclined to support the station through membership and other forms of support. Members of the programming team act as advocates for the audience, continually looking for ways to better serve the community. The team is responsible for making sure that the audience experiences a high quality, thoughtful, engaging, surprising and fulfilling product.
The KPBS Television Programming Department oversees all aspects of non-news programming for KPBS TV, including acquisition and scheduling; local and national program production; the KPBS Explore Local Content Project; and production and scheduling of promotional campaigns.
The Programming Coordinator is an essential part of the Programming Team providing support as needed to carry out the responsibilities and meet the goals and strategic plans of the department.
The Programming Coordinator is an essential part of the Explore San Diego Local Content Project, working in conjunction with the TV Programming Manager, Explore Committee, independent program producers and the Outreach Department to ensure the stated goals of the project are met.
The Programming Coordinator is expected to exercise independent judgment within established KPBS goals, strategies and practices, and require little day-to-day supervision.
The KPBS programming department is responsible for creating memorable audience experiences across multiple platforms. KPBS programming produces, acquires, schedules and releases audio and video content that extends the public media brand and attracts large audiences who will become members of the station.
With direction from the KPBS associate general manager of content and under the supervision of the FM operations manager, the part-time podcast host will help create content for a unique local cross-border podcast called “Port of Entry.”
The host works in close collaboration with the show’s producer, co-host and sound designer to deliver quality podcast content, and maintain ethical, editorial, artistic and technical standards.
Please submit both a resume and cover letter detailing your connection to the cross-border community.
This position is part of the KPBS/SAG-AFTRA collective bargaining agreement.