“The Bay Area and California are in an unprecedented housing affordability crisis. Its root causes run deep in the state’s policy history and the consequences of those policies continue to be exacerbated even today. KQED is expanding its coverage of this important regional and statewide issue. This reporter will will be the frontline reporter on our ongoing coverage as well as a key player in creating a seasonal podcast and special investigative project. Meanwhile, the reporter would be part of a team that would break news and pursuing ongoing coverage of housing in the region and beyond.
This position plays a critical role in the KQED newsroom, as our only reporter devoted to housing coverage and the crisis in affordability. The reporter will work on a three-person team, with a senior editor and producer, to produce ongoing coverage as well as special projects. The reporting should be multi-platform and must be as strong digitally as it is in the radio and audio space.
The reporter will be expected to work closely with The California Report, our statewide radio show and digital presence as well as contribute work that takes local stories that have national resonance. This person would ideally be equally comfortable reporting on legislative housing bills as crafting a narrative feature that tells a compelling, personal narrative.”