Senior Editor, News
As Senior Editor of News I work with the station's news production team to bring vital news of the region to KQED's audience on multiple platforms. This includes in-depth reporting on education, immigration, wealth and poverty, urban planning, science and environment, as well as criminal justice issues.
In overseeing daily coverage of breaking news, and in-depth series, I must track daily goals as well as coordinate long-range projects. I'm working closely with staff from KQED's multiple programming verticals in the sciences, health, education, and the environment. I also collaborate the directors of KQED's television news show, online and mobile platforms and events departments. I also develop and help manage partnerships with organizations outside KQED such as the Center for Investigative Reporting and local community journalism publications.
This effectively is managing a culture of change within the organization, which calls upon my strong managerial and team leadership qualities. As a team leader it is essential I possess strong leadership, organizational and teamwork skills, in addition to writing, editing and story-telling skills. I'm forging a collaborative yet efficient structure within an organization of highly talented and creative producers and reporters. Together we are committed to public broadcasting's role in strengthening democracy through educating the public on the important issues of our time, as well as effective story-telling that creates an emotional bond with our audiences.
Editorial duties involve setting news agenda, overseeing as well as writing content and copy, working collaboratively across platforms with highly talented staff with multiple demands, coordinating internship programs, supervising performance evaluations, planning and executing training schedules and professional advancement opportunities for staff. All that necessitates thorough understanding of budgeting for the news operation and of the AFTRA union contract.
I also work with the PBS Newshour's News Labs for students in Oakland, mentoring students in video production and story telling.