Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This posting will be Open until Filled, however to ensure consideration, please apply by July 31, 2017.
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
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. KUOW has the 6th-largest news room among individual stations in the public radio system. The mission of KUOW is to create and serve an informed publicone 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 has an outstanding opportunity for a News Director for its 20+ person newsroom.
Reporting to the Chief Content Officer, the News Director manages news and information content produced for KUOW and serves as lead editor.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include:
Manages news content production and ensures that such content is consistent with the mission, goals and editorial policies of the station.
Implements KUOW editorial vision, policies and priorities.
Supervises professional staff of reporters and editors; provides orientation and training for all assigned staff; assigns and coordinates news coverage, conducts annual performance evaluations.
Manages resources: monitors news production budget; ensures that reporting produced by news staff, commissioned reports, or reports produced in collaboration with any other stations or organizations meets professional editorial and technical standards.
Determines, oversees and coordinates online and social media strategy regarding local reporting and serves as liaison to on-line producers.
May make public appearances on behalf of the station, including on-air fundraising.
Works with other departments as needed and as directed by the Program Director.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree and five years of broadcast journalism experience or equivalent in print journalism. Equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements.
At least three years of newsroom management experience in print or radio.
Experience in news and public affairs programming.
Demonstrated organizational and leadership abilities.
How To Apply:
KUOW is being assisted in this search by Livingston Associates. For consideration, please submit a resume, letter of introduction including how you will be the ideal person to lead the organization going forward, and contact information for a minimum of 3 professional references at Livingston Associates' online application system.
Date for full consideration: July 31, 2017
Follow this link: https://www.livingstonassociates.net/openings.html to apply through Livingston Associates' online application system.
Inquiries are welcome with Livingston Associates at (410) 243-1974. The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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.
SPECIAL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
How To Apply:
KUOW is being assisted in this search by Livingston Associates. For consideration, please submit a resume, letter of introduction including how you will be the ideal person to lead the organization going forward, and contact information for a minimum of 3 professional references at Livingston Associates' online application system: Livingston Associates.
Date for full consideration: July 31, 2017
Inquiries are welcome with Livingston Associates at 410.243.1974.
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 assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, 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 undergra...duate 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.