Based in Seattle, KUOW’s mission is to create and serve a more informed public. Our vision is to broaden conversations and deepen understanding. Every month, we serve over one million users in the Puget Sound Region with NPR programming and award-winning local news and cultural programming.
KUOW has an outstanding opportunity for a producer to lead our content initiatives on voice-activated smart speakers like Alexa and Google Home. The Emerging Platforms producer will help adapt our existing news shows and podcasts to better serve a smart speaker audience, while developing new editorial projects that take advantage of the unique attributes of these platforms. Our ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record in audio production, and experience managing complex projects with multiple stakeholders.
Competitive salary plus outstanding University of Washington benefits.
Bachelor's degree and three years of professional journalism experience of increasing responsibility, with background in radio production. Equivalent combination of education and experience in project management may substitute for stated requirements.
Solid news judgment and excellent journalism ethics.
Demonstrated understanding of public radio audiences and what makes content interesting to local and niche audio consumers.
A strong entrepreneurial spirit: self-starter with high energy and a collaborative style that works comfortably across teams and offices.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team, ability to professionally represent the station.
Knowledge of current events and Northwest issues.
Internal Number: 161352
About KUOW Public Radio
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 channels. 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.