Application Process

We know that interviewing for a new job at a new company can be intimidating, but we want to make this process as easy and enjoyable as possible.

Submit Your Application

If there’s a position that speaks to you, the first step is to submit your application through our career portal. Our talent team reviews and evaluates every resume. If there’s a fit, we’ll reach out within a few weeks. If you’re not selected for an interview, we encourage you to apply for other positions that align with your interests and skill set. We’re incredibly grateful for your interest in working for us.

High Five If You’re The Chosen One!

If it looks like you might be a fit, we’ll schedule an initial introductory phone interview for you with our talent team so we can learn more about you and you can learn more about us. If you’re selected to continue in the process, depending on the specific job you’ve applied for, you’ll either have a follow up call with the hiring manager, or we might bring you on-site to meet the team right away. Our talent team will stay in touch throughout the entire hiring process and make sure you’re prepared every step of the way. If the team decides to bring you on board, we’ll discuss the offer with you, run a background check and check your references. We’ll welcome you with open arms and make sure you have all the information you need for your first day at your new, second home.

Equal Employment Opportunity

KQED is a workplace where civility and respect between and among all staff are core values. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce and we encourage individuals of color, LGBTQ+ and women to apply.

Take a look at our EEO Public File Report (PDF)t and our Annual Diversity Report.

Our Benefits, Because We Care

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, 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.

Compensation Matters

During your initial conversation with us, we’ll discuss salary expectations with you. While this might be an uncomfortable topic, we want to make sure we’re all on the same page from the very beginning. Before we post any job opening, we set a specific budget for the position based on our internal equity guidelines and compensation structure, seniority of the role, and market rate. Some of our positions are affiliated with NABET or SAG-AFTRA unions, who hold clear compensation structures based on experience and seniority.