Editor – Daily Shows

Seattle , WA

Application Deadline: Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022



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 an exciting opportunity for a Non-Permanent Editor to work on its daily news shows. The Editor will work with producers to create long- and short-form stories that reflect KUOW’s editorial priorities and audio and online standards; assign and edit news reports and interviews; and work closely with show staff on the development of interviews, sound-rich features and series for web and broadcast.


Creates original, enterprise radio programming for broadcast and podcasts by editing the work of KUOW producers.


• Coaches producers in the creation and delivery of interviews and features. – 30%
• Edit interviews and features for broadcast and online with an emphasis on maintaining the focus of the story and interview best practices. – 30%
• In consultation with the supervising producer, reviews story pitches by producers and assigning stories as appropriate. – 10%
• Assist in the development and implementation of KUOW’s editorial priorities. – 10%
• Apply KUOW editorial standards to all broadcast and published content – 10%
• Coordinate coverage of breaking news at the direction of the show Supervising Producer. – 5%
• Perform other duties as assigned including – 5%
• Use audio editing software to edit and mix stories as needed.
• Work off hours as needed to insure coverage of critical breaking news


• Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of professional journalism experience at a large market level
• Two years radio broadcast editing or equivalent
• Demonstrated leadership skills in a news department
• Excellent planning and interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to work under deadline in a team-oriented approach
• Experience in digital audio editing and engineering
• Equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements.


• Knowledge of the Puget Sound area
• Supervisory experience or equivalent combination of training and education


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.

For additional information about this position, please contact: