As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years. KUOW, licensed to the University of Washington, is the Puget Sound Region's NPR-affiliated public radio service delivering local, regional, national and international news, information and cultural programming. With an audience of over one million users each month, KUOW's mission is to create and serve a more informed public. Our vision is to broaden conversations and deepen understanding. KUOW strives to be the finest possible provider of news--both from within our region and beyond. To help in this mission, KUOW has an outstanding opportunity for a Digital Reporter I. Reporting to the Online Managing Editor, this position will work with the online team of the KUOW newsroom to produce enterprise news reports to post to the KUOW website.DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Identify and craft deeply reported digital stories. Break news for digital first consumption. When needed, identify and craft deeply reported stories. Work with news hosts to prepare on-air interviews about stories published online. Occasionally appear on KUOW talk shows and at live events to present and discuss reporting. Active engagement with social media and source networks as a reporting and distribution tool. Contribute to social media platforms.Occasional evening and weekend work. Work closely with editors and content producers in creating plans that articulate a vision and strategy for coverage. Perform other duties as assigned. Requirements include:Bachelor's degree and 3 years of professional journalism experience. Background in news writing. Track record of producing enterprise stories with impact. Self-starter with proven ability to meet deadlines and check facts. Impeccable journalistic integrity and editorial judgment. Ability to manage several projects concurrently. Ability to work independently and as part of a team and to professionally represent the station.Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.