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KQED Casting Call!

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Love talking about the stories you hear on KQED or NPR? We may have a role for you! KQED is casting a diverse group of  volunteers ages 16 years and older to participate in an awareness campaign for KQED News. Participants will potentially appear on billboards, street pole banners, television spots, print ads, social media videos, etc.


The upcoming KQED News campaign is based on a simple assumption: the stories listeners hear from KQED News spark conversations that bring people together. The campaign will feature these conversations in videos and in photos shot by celebrated street photographer Travis Jensen.


Cast members must be available to participate in either our Oakland or San Francisco shoots.

Saturday, January 9th



San Francisco
Saturday, January 9th

Participation is on a volunteer basis.


Help us inspire better conversations throughout the Bay Area. We’re looking for personalities who love to meet new people and have great discussions about politics, culture, science, the arts, etc. ... the topics you hear on KQED News and NPR.

To audition, email Bryce Eberhart (beberhart@kqed.org) at KQED Marketing and Communications. Please include the following in your email:

  1. First and Last Name
  2. Age
  3. Phone
  4. Current hometown
  5. Video or picture. Make a quick (less than a minute) selfie video of yourself telling us why this project interests you or about the best story you've heard on KQED and why you liked it. If you prefer to send a picture, please write why this project interests you in less than three sentences.

Those under 18 must include a parent's contact information.


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 service.

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