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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.
KUOW has a rare opening for a State Government Reporter (Reporter 1) representing the Northwest News Network to tell stories for a regional audience. The ideal candidate is an experienced reporter with in-depth knowledge of public policy and Washington state politics. This reporter will focus on stories about Washington state agencies, the Washington Legislature, the governor’s office and other state entities — and the people affected by public policy trends in the Northwest.
Successful candidates will have a strong record of covering government and politics, breaking news and enterprise stories, with a keen focus on solutions, equity and accountability journalism. This position is perfect for a collaborative reporter who enjoys working with other journalists to dive deep into stories at the intersection of race, education, healthcare, and other beats.
The Northwest News Network is a regional collaboration among public media stations in Washington state and Oregon.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Identify and craft deeply reported audio and digital stories on a beat. • Produce scoops on that beat. • Contribute news reports to daily newscasts and on various platforms. • 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. • Meet daily filing schedule that requires occasional evening and weekend work. • Work closely with editors and content producers on plans that articulate a vision and strategy for coverage of a beat. • Perform other duties as assigned.
Position reports to the Editor.
• Bachelor’s degree and three years of professional broadcast journalism experience including specific position requirements relating to news writing, radio production and audio editing; or equivalent combination of education/experience.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
• Background in news writing, radio production, and audio editing software. • 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. • Familiarity with and appreciation for public radio style programming.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND RACIAL EQUITY
KUOW and the University of Washington are equal opportunity employers. KUOW is dedicated to building a culturally and ethnically 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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