KALW is hiring a part-time story editor

May 11, 2017

The KALW News team is looking for an experienced radio journalism story editor to work on our daily news magazine Crosscurrents. You’ll work in a highly collaborative and supportive newsroom, joining our award-winning team producing long-form features and innovative podcasts.

Your primary job will be to work with journalists and storytellers, help them craft reporting plans, follow through with advice during their reporting process, provide insightful edits, and help deliver memorable stories.

Crosscurrents airs Monday through Thursday evenings on KALW public radio in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the Crosscurrents Morning Report appears weekdays during our local broadcast of Morning Edition. Our tagline is “context, culture, and connection,” and we deliver through sonically rich, thought-provoking stories. We seek to represent reporters' authentic voices while maintaining the highest journalistic standards. We often employ cinematic elements, including natural sound from field recordings, archival audio and music to enhance storytelling.

As part of its mission, the KALW News department trains many people in the art and craft of journalistic audio storytelling. It makes for a dynamic and energized newsroom with a changing cast. We have a steady team of experienced core staffers and contributors with whom you’ll work most closely, but you’ll also work with people who are still learning to do this work well.

This is an independent contract position for 20 hours a week, and perhaps more, beginning July 1, 2017. The contract is for one year. Candidates must reside in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Job Requirements:

  • Experience editing feature-length audio stories (preferably for other radio shows, podcasts, and the like)

  • Competence using Google Drive

  • Solid interpersonal skills – our newsroom is diverse and fun and sometimes a little crazy

  • An editorial ear, i.e., an ear that can detect what’s boring or confusing, both in language and in sound

  • Must attend occasional meetings at KALW but can otherwise work remotely

We encourage a diverse pool of applicants from a variety of backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. We value diversity.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, clips or links, and references to KALWapplications@gmail.com. Please write "Editor" in the subject line. Application deadline is Thursday, June 1, 2017, 11:59 PT.