Podcast Host / Producer
Hearst NewspapersSan Francisco, CA
Full Time Job
Podcast Host/Producer, San Francisco Chronicle
The San Francisco Chronicle newsroom has an immediate opening for an ambitious, versatile audio journalist to work in a fast-paced newsroom on the biggest stories in Northern California. The podcast host and producer will take the lead on hosting, writing and producing the daily flagship news show Fifth & Mission. We're seeking someone with excellent news judgment who can make coverage decisions, write for audio, read scripted narration, ad-lib on mic, conduct smart interviews and tell produced, narrative audio stories. The candidate must be both a self-starter and someone who collaborates well and communicates clearly with a complex, fast-moving team. We're looking for someone to become the voice and personality of a show that represents our newsroom and tells the stories that define the Bay Area.
What you will do:
• Produce, script, host and edit episodes of the Fifth & Mission podcast.
• Emcee events.
What it will take to be successful:
• At least three years of experience in podcasting or radio.
• Strong news judgment, creativity and meticulousness.
• Expert hosting and interviewing skills.
• Audio storytelling skills.
• Familiarity with the Bay Area, its communities, its news and its history.
• Willingness to participate in promotion via social media and other methods.
• Ability to collaborate with all newsroom teams and work in a fast-changing news environment.
• Hands-on audio editing skills are a plus.
• This position is full-time.
• It will likely require weekend and evening work.
• The successful candidate must be based in the Bay Area or willing to move to the region.
About The San Francisco Chronicle and SFChronicle.com:
The San Francisco Chronicle is world-class journalism. With name-brand voices and a keen editorial eye, The Chronicle is an authority that still surprises. The Chronicle, one of the largest news organizations in the West, has been named California's best large newsroom for four of the past five years.
SFChronicle.com delivers the Bay Area's best journalism. It is the Bay Area's authoritative online news source, focused on San Francisco but inclusive of all California and Western news that reflects the unique Bay Area experience. The staff won ONA Online Journalism Awards for General Excellence in 2020 and for Breaking News coverage in 2019 and 2020.
Join our team of world-class journalists.