Education Media Manager

San Francisco, CA

KQED Education is a distinct and critical contributor to KQED’s public service mission, creating and disseminating unique, engaging educational content focused on enhancing educator effectiveness and accelerating learning for youth aged 11–18 in the Bay Area and beyond. KQED elevates diverse youth voices by developing their ability to analyze and evaluate information sources, create media that powerfully communicates their ideas, and share their unique voices with a broad public media audience so that they experience being part of the public conversation and gain readiness for civic life. We help educators to create learning environments of the 21st century by promoting media literacy, student voice, civic engagement, creative expression, and inquiry-based learning using digital media. 

We are looking for an Education Media Manager who is:

  • Strategic. You lead the distribution and engagement efforts with public media stations for all KQED youth media student submissions and related media packages including blog posts, social assets, and selections of Youth Media Challenge submissions that are packaged for distribution beyond the Youth Media Challenge Showcase site. You refine approaches to youth media distribution to successfully grow views of youth media submissions. You measure results, make data-backed decisions, and iterate strategy and tactics. 
  • A leader. You clearly and persistently communicate opportunities,  potential impact, and value of elevating youth media and KQED educational content to prospective distribution channels including public media stations, education agencies, and organizations.
  • Mission-driven. You are passionate about youth voice and public media. You are inspired by the vision of transforming young people’s ability to create media and empowering them to share their own ideas through their own media creations. 
  • Collaborative. You connect stakeholders and team members – pitching, following up, and supporting the airing and sharing of youth media. You effectively coordinate with internal youth media, marketing, and content teams as well related partner stakeholders about the tracking and reporting results of airing and sharing youth media. 
  • Audience-focused. You are a strong communicator who can navigate complex systems. You understand media distribution. You can draft compelling, relevant messaging--to communicate across multiple stakeholders by email, through Zoom, informally at events, and in other channels--that drives awareness, connection, and the elevation of youth media and KQED Education media distribution.  
  • Hands-on. We are a small and collaborative department. We wear many hats and rely on each other to be generative and generous colleagues. On a given day you might be pitching KQED Youth Media Challenges to prospective partners, presenting local Youth Media Challenge submissions to a public media station, and uploading media to distribution platforms (such as PBS LearningMedia and Flipgrid or other educational media platforms).

One of our core values at KQED is that we are better together and that we commit to learning, growing, 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.

This role will be hybrid between working in KQED's newly renovated headquarters in San Francisco’s Mission District and working remotely. KQED requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Responsibilities and Duties: 

  • Lead development and implementation of an education content distribution partnership strategy. 
  • Manage, maintain and nurture partnerships with existing distribution partners including PBS Education and Flipgrid. 
  • Lead the identification, cultivation, and execution of new content distribution partnerships to expand the reach of KQED Education content.
  • Upload KQED Education content to PBS LearningMedia and other content distribution platforms.
  • In collaboration with the KQED Education marketing team, coordinate partnership promotion of  KQED educational content. 
  • Manage media use inquiries for all education content.
  • Track content distribution metrics, evaluate the effectiveness of our distribution efforts and lead the evolution of content distribution strategy.
  • Serve as part of a cross-functional team, lead by the Youth Media Program Manager, refining processes for distributing Youth Media Challenge submissions to KQED- internal content teams for broadcast and digital publication.
  • Lead KQED and other public media stations in adopting and implementing Youth Media Challenges to bring youth voices to local audiences.
  • Establish and manage processes for public media stations adopting Youth Media Challenges.
  • Lead distribution efforts of Youth Media submissions to education agencies and organizations. 
  • Distribute Youth Media submissions to communities that submitters are part of including schools, school districts, county offices of education, and other stakeholders beyond the Bay Area.
  • Track and report on education media distribution including airing and resharing of Youth Media Challenge submissions.


Other Job Functions

  • Works effectively as an individual and team member, and collaborates with KQED Education staff and other KQED departments.
  • Performs other essential duties as assigned.
  • Represents KQED at local and regional events, as needed.

Credentials/Education Desired 

BA in Communication, Education or related field or several years of relevant experience. 

Knowledge/Experience Desired 

  • Demonstrated success in partnership development, cultivating prospects, communicating regularly with existing partners, and identifying additional opportunities.
  • Experience working with media distribution.
  • Experience working across multiple organizations.
  • Experience managing projects, taking them from inception through completion. Ability to track results, analyze information, and communicate findings effectively using, presentation tools, etc.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills, follow-through capabilities, and personal accountability for performance.
  • Skilled in working with databases, spreadsheets, word-processing, and online collaboration tools.
  • Excellent oral and written communication as well as presentation skills in diverse environments.
  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues and other organizations.
  • Commitment to educational equity for all students.
  • Experience working with Asana or other project management tools.
  • Experience working with CMS, LMS, or other database systems.


  • 2-4 trips a year to support conferences or events.  
  • Local travel is required.

Salary range information will be provided to applicants who are contacted for an interview.

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.

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