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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 is hiring a temporary web editor/producer to its growing newsroom.
You are an editor with a voracious hunger and deep curiosity about local news. You understand how to quickly edit breaking news that is accurate. You also thoughtfully and creatively edit enterprise features that deepen the community’s understanding of an issue. You are a self-starter. You like working with a team. You support your colleagues and provide honest feedback. You act to promote equity and inclusion and demonstrate cultural competency. You are someone with sound news judgment and an endless supply of great questions.
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, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities and veterans are highly encouraged to apply.
Works with reporters to develop and produce long and short form stories that reflect KUOW’s audio and online standards and editorial priorities.
Assigns and edits news reports and interviews; works closely with newsroom staff on the development of feature and investigative news reports and series.
Advises the News Director regarding staff evaluation and strategic planning.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Assigns and edits news reports, series and interviews based on established editorial guidelines and technical standards. Assists News Director in advancing scope of KUOW editorial coverage.
Assists in the production of other news programming, such as special reports and/or remotes. Works with newsroom staff to evaluate tools necessary for coverage, including research, source and technical needs.
Articulates the station’s editorial policy. Works with the News Director to evaluate editorial guidelines.
Works with News Director to evaluate editorial needs and to shape future topics for news coverage.
Assists in training of newsroom staff. Works with the News Director to evaluate training needs.
Assists in on-air pledge drives if needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Position reports to the News Director.
Reporters report to this position.
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS Required
Bachelor's degree and five years of professional broadcast journalism experience at a large market level. Equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements.
Extensive background in news writing, script editing, digital audio editing, and radio feature production.
Demonstrated record of filing stories with NPR or other national radio programs; ability to work independently under deadline pressure; and strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
Experience leading a successful news team; grooming and training rising talent; knowledge of public radio programming and familiarity with Pacific Northwest issues and cultures.
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, 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.