Youth Media Manager for KQED in San Francisco, California

Youth Media Manager

KQED - San Francisco, California - Full time

KQED helps educators to create learning environments of the 21st century by promoting youth voice, civic engagement, creative expression, and problem solving using digital media.

The Youth Media Manager supports the development, empowerment and amplification of youth voice through:

• the development and implementation of strategies to elevate youth produced content to larger audiences, including both peers and general audience through broadcast on TV and radio, and/or digital distribution,

• the creation of curriculum and other resources for teachers and students to support the creation and sharing of high quality media products by students, and

• efforts to gather and synthesize youth feedback related to KQED education content to ensure youth voice is represented in the production of all youth facing content.

The Youth Media Manager serves as the connection point between the classroom, the newsroom and other distribution pathways for youth-produced media. Primary activities include coordination with KQED and teachers to create regular opportunities for youth-produced media to appear on radio, TV and KQED digital properties. This includes creating curriculum and other classroom resources to support teachers and students in producing high-quality media suitable for air, directly supporting participating Bay Area classrooms, and coordinating interactions between students and KQED News producers for stories set to appear on air.

Additionally, the Youth Media Manager supports the planning, feature development, maintenance and operations of KQED Teach and KQED Learn, KQED’s two primary products for educators and students, especially with respect to features supporting the production, sharing, and evaluation of youth-produced media.

This position will represent KQED in the field of youth media, which supports young producers of media, along with practitioners and educators, alike to advance youth voice, civic engagement and creative expression.

Essential Functions:

1. Lead development and implementation of strategies to elevate youth content from KQED Learn to larger audiences, including both peers and general audience through digital distribution and broadcast.

2. Collaborate with KQED News to create regular opportunities to share youth-produced media on the radio, TV, and digital. Support educators and students in producing content for broadcast. Provide coordination between KQED News and classrooms needed to air content.

3. Lead the creation of curriculum and other resources for teachers and students to support the creation and sharing of youth-created media products.

4. Lead efforts to gather and synthesize youth feedback related to KQED education content to ensure youth voice is represented in the production of all youth facing content.

 5. Collaborate on feature development and support planning, maintenance and operations of KQED’s educational products for teachers and classrooms.

6. Key contributor in the development of tools to assess student media that include an understanding of the quality indicators of "broadcast ready" and the equivalent for image-based or interactive media

7. Support the creation and delivery of KQED Teach courses, providing support to teachers in developing skills, classroom production workflows, and understanding what “broadcast ready” youth media looks like.

8. Advise on the production of video, interactive media and curriculum to help ensure KQED educational content is meeting the needs of a youth audience, and contribute to the creation of this content as needed.

9. In coordination with the online learning team, develop and implement engagement strategies directed at students that encourage active participation in KQED online products.

10. Provide support to the Distribution and Partnership team regarding the development and maintenance of partner relationships related to youth media production and distribution of content.

11. Participate in learning and evaluation activities and manage data and metrics tracking and reporting connected to youth media projects.

12. Supervise Youth Media Specialist in service of program goals and deliverables.

13. Other duties as assigned

Knowledge/Experience Required:

1. Experienced in effective strategies and pedagogies for engaging youth in media literacy and civic engagement activities; comfortable with youth culture and engaging both youth and educator audiences.

2. 5+ years of experience in education with curriculum development, teaching media production, supporting teacher professional development.

3. Experience with staff supervision.

4. Facility with media production – video, audio, interactives, animation, as well as broadcast platforms

5. Demonstrated success in partnership development.

6. Understanding of the product development process.

7. Demonstrated experience using evaluation data and other data sources to make programmatic improvements

8. Self-starter, collaborative colleague, service-oriented

9. Commitment to educational equity and authentic youth civic engagement

10. Action oriented, creative, quick thinker, active listener, lifelong learner

11. Excellent oral and written communication skills, effective at communicating in diverse environments

12. Ability to travel locally/nationally up to four times/year

Knowledge/Experience Desired:

1. Knowledge of Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards

2. Bilingual/Spanish preferred

3. Masters degree in education or related field

Let us tell you more about our benefits:

Whether you’re single, married, have children, are in a domestic partnership or anything in between, we have you covered. Employees at KQED enjoy a family friendly workplace offering 20 days of paid time off, 11 paid holidays, paid parental leave, family medical leave benefits, comprehensive health/vision/dental and commuter benefits as well as a 403(b) with employer match. KQED encourages diversity, openness and offers training to support personal and professional development. In addition we are proud to offer Employee Resource Groups, wellness programs as well as free KQED membership.

The mission that drives us:

KQED is for everyone who wants to be more. Our television, radio, digital media, and educational services change lives for the better and help individuals and communities achieve their full potential.

KQED serves the people of Northern California with a community-supported alternative to commercial media. We provide citizens with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions; convene community dialogue; bring the arts to everyone and engage audiences to share their stories. We help students and teachers thrive in 21st century classrooms, and take people of all ages on journeys of exploration- exposing them to new people, places and ideas.

We celebrate diversity, embrace innovation, value lifelong learning and partner with those who share our passion for public services.

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