Application Deadline: Friday, Jul 09, 2021
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 believes attracting and retaining diverse staff is crucial to serving our community and fulfilling our mission to create and serve a more informed public. Women, Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC), LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities and veterans are highly encouraged to apply.
We have an outstanding opportunity for a Supervising Producer to manage editorial process and produce local news segments for broadcast in KUOW daily news magazines.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Coaches and directs production team to deliver segments on a daily basis.
• Seeks out new voices to appear on air, develops local sources.
• Conceptualizes and plans long-term and special coverage.
• Edits Producer and Host content for broadcast as assigned.
• Develops pitches and researches topics.
• Pre-interviews and books guests, provides hosts with background research.
• Writes host introductions and interview questions.
• First-responder in breaking news situations that my require evening and weekend work.
• Gathers sound, conducts interviews in the field as assigned.
• Directs or call-screens live program segments as assigned.
• Interacts with audience via social media platforms including Twitter and Facebook.
• May develop and write online posts and broadcast spots of program content.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
Position reports to the Director of New Content and Innovation.
Supervision team of three producers on The Record, along with interns and volunteers.
• Bachelor’s degree and three years of professional broadcast journalism experience of increasing responsibility, with background in talk programming and radio production. Equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements.
• Excellent written and verbal skills, ability to write and produce effectively under deadline.
• Demonstrated high productivity and knowledge of professional broadcast and journalistic standards and practices.
• Knowledge of current events and Northwest issues.
• Demonstrated news judgment and ability to prioritize coverage.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team, ability to professionally represent the station
• Familiarity with and appreciation of public radio programming.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.