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KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio is Seattle’s NPR news station. We are an independent, nonprofit news organization producing award-winning journalism, podcasts, and events in service to the 3.9 million people in our coverage area. As a self-sustaining service of the University of Washington, our mission is to create and serve a more informed public.
Seattle Now, KUOW’s daily news podcast, is looking for a Supervising Producer. This is a unique opportunity to lead a talented team of journalists, and help grow this successful, relevant news show. We are looking for a collaborative leader and experienced news producer, who thrives in a daily news environment. You have a deep curiosity about local news, and you’re always hungry for original stories, unique angles, and perspectives from underrepresented voices. You’re a team builder, who listens closely, offers direct feedback, and has a track record of mentoring other journalists. Sound like you? If so, we would love to meet you.
Manage day-to-day production of KUOW’s daily news podcast, Seattle Now.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
•Lead the team’s daily editorial work to deliver five episodes a week, Monday through Friday. •Edit and help write scripts. •Provide final listen and sign-off on every episode. •Support team throughout the production chain, from pitching ideas to publishing shows. •Manage and approve staffing calendar and time off requests. •Support producers’ professional growth and development. •Seek out new voices and develop local guests for the show. •Lead in breaking news situations that may require evening and weekend work. •Supervise interactions with audience on social media. •Lead show communication with the KUOW newsroom and broadcast shows. •Represent Seattle Now to other internal KUOW departments. •Perform other duties as assigned.
Position reports to the Director of New Content and Innovation.
Supervises two producers.
•Bachelor's degree and three years of professional broadcast or podcast journalism experience of increasing responsibility. •Background in talk programming, podcast and/or radio production. •Knowledge of professional broadcast and journalistic standards and practices.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills •Demonstrated ability to write and produce content on deadline. •Knowledge of news landscape in the Seattle metro area. •Demonstrated news judgment and news leadership experience. •Ability to work independently and as part of a team. •Ability to professionally represent the station. •Familiarity with and appreciation of public radio programming.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND RACIAL EQUITY
KUOW and the University of Washington are equal opportunity employers. KUOW is dedicated to building a culturally diverse staff and creating a working environment that promotes racial equity and inclusiveness. We believe attracting and retaining diverse staff is crucial to serving our community and fulfilling our mission. Women, Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC), LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities and veterans are highly encouraged to apply.
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.
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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.
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