Application Deadline: Wednesday, Apr 14, 2021
You are an editor and news leader 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. You are a manager who supports and challenges your employees to do their greatest work.
Notes: The University of Washington is following physical distancing directives from state and local governments as part of the collective effort to combat the spread of COVID-19.
“Onsite work” in the interim will vary for units and for specific positions and will be discussed with candidates during the interview process.
KUOW has an exciting opportunity for an Editor to work with reporters to develop and produce long and short form stories that reflect KUOW’s audio and online standards and editorial priorities; assign and edit news reports and interviews; work closely with newsroom staff on the development of feature and investigative news reports and series for web and broadcast and advise 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.
-Performs other duties as assigned.
Position reports to the News Director.
Reporters report to this position.
-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 and feature production.
-Ability to work independently under deadline pressure; and strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
-Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
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. Black, Indigenous, and people of color, women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans and people with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.
As a UW employee you will enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.
Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.