You will be the advocate and steward of KUOW’s digital audience, driving the agenda for how KUOW engages with people online. You will be the chief visionary for our social media content, helping the newsroom identify opportunities for daily and long-term storytelling and engagement across social channels. You have demonstrated expertise in social platforms and a deep understanding of audience behavior in the social media space. Competitive salary plus outstanding University of Washington benefits. For a full listing of this application please go to http://hr.uw.edu/jobs/ and enter requisition #149176. AA/EOE
Experience coaching and mentoring reporters in best practices for social media.
Demonstrated experience with content management systems and web design.
Passion for journalism that fulfills audience needs, integrates audience response, and prioritizes audience engagement.
Experience driving social media strategy, monitoring analytics, and adjusting future plans based on performance.
Understand social media culture and have the ability sort between emerging best practice, passing fad, and calcifying conventional wisdom.
Ability to investigate and verify claims on social media.
Ability to write in conversational voice while still maintaining brand integrity.
Knowledge of mainstream and emerging social media platforms and their community norms.
KUOW is the Puget Sound Region’s NPR-affiliated public radio service for local, regional, national and international news, information and cultural programming. We serve more than one million users monthly: on-air, online, live streaming and on demand. KUOW operates four broadcast frequencies in Seattle and Western Washington State and produces discrete content services on an additional two HD cha...nnels. The mission of KUOW is to create and serve an informed public—one challenged and invigorated by an understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and cultures.
The station is licensed to the University of Washington, which is assisted in its operation and management by Puget Sound Public Radio, a private nonprofit corporation established in 1999 and governed by a community board.
KUOW’s intent is to be the finest possible provider of news from both within and beyond our region. By doing so, we hope to enable our audience to be better citizens of the world and participants in our local community. We intend to push hard with ever better local/regional coverage: deeper reporting, broader reach and inclusiveness, and to establish emotional connections that resonate and connect citizens. By helping the citizens of the Puget Sound enrich their personal truths, tempered through the perspectives of their fellow citizens, KUOW works to bind us together through common understanding rather than rend us.