Job Description:

The Executive in Charge of Video is responsible for the management of all digital video program strategies and teams. Alongside the Chief Content Officer, the Executive in Charge of Video will drive the editorial focus, business models and distribution of KQED video content with input and cooperation from other stakeholders.  This position will manage the KQED editorial production office staff which oversees daily production management, administration and finance for the video teams as well as acquisitions and distribution/programming.  The Executive in Charge of Digital Video also cultivates new business opportunities and partnerships, works closely with audience development and corporate sponsorship teams, and grows relationships with PBS and PBSDS.  

One of our core values at KQED is that we are better together, and that we commit to learning, growth, and holding ourselves accountable. We value the contributions of marginalized people in society — including Black, Indigenous, and all people of color,  people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ people — and we believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do, and we strongly encourage members of these communities to apply.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Focuses editorial decisions based on audience research, KQED strategic plans and business opportunities
  • Monitors content areas for growth and interest of KQED audiences
  • Focuses KQED Presents towards acquisitions for both broadcast and digital and both local and national distribution
  • Insures editorial integrity and KQED journalistic standards of KQED programs


  • Develops, sets goals and monitors business/sustainability plans for existing and new programs with video editorial staff, and audience development and corporate sponsorship teams for present and future development
  • Cultivates income opportunities through internal (KQED Presents, development, corporate sponsorship, major donors, membership and digital fundraising) and external (PBS, PBSDS, co-pros, distributors, archive footage sales, partnerships
  • Manages KQED Presents
  • Provides monthly analysis of audience metrics, business plans and budgets updates

Production Management 

  • Monitors the editorial production management team and production tools for efficient workflows and application
  • Ensures cooperation with internal departments (legal, finance)
  • Ensures compliance with labor contracts
  • Works with finance content staff to manage budgets and spending
  • Ensures compliance with funding guidelines and other reporting needs

Distribution, Promotion & Engagement

  • Oversees the management of digital video distribution and programming
  • Follows digital video distribution and programming trends, particularly YouTube and publisher practices
  • Develops and executes a strategic audience growth plan in collaboration with audience development and product for KQED platforms and external platforms.
  • Ensures implementation of marketing (trade and advertising) and audience engagement strategies

Experience/skills required:

1.         5 years of experience in TV/video production

2.         Proven track record in managing teams, setting goals, planning project budgets and transforming ideas into successful and sustainable projects

3.         Business experience, including commercial TV/video/on demand

3.         Experience with co-production and partnerships

4.         Knowledge of MAM systems management

5.         Understanding of editorial principles and journalism ethics

6.         Ability to oversee multiple projects simultaneously

7.         Ability to effectively collaborate and communicate within and across divisions

Experience/skills desired:

1.         Knowledge of Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, or other non-English language spoken by communities in the Bay Area

2.         Experience with digital production and digital audience growth


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 paid time off, paid holidays, paid parental leave, family medical leave benefits, comprehensive health/vision/dental and commuter benefits as well as a 403(b) plan. 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 people 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.

Job Location: 
San Francisco, CA
United States
Job Category: 
Job Type: 
Full time