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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.
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 (BIPOC), LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities and veterans are highly encouraged to apply.
We have an outstanding opportunity for a Senior podcasting role. If you’re excited to experiment with a broad range of creative ideas, the Podcast Producer 3 position is a great fit for you! Under the supervision of the Senior Editor, the Podcast Producer 3 will coach and direct the production team, in KUOW’s AudioShop to deliver sound-rich audio narratives, including riveting story and idea driven conversations". In close collaboration with the Senior Editor, you will help manage the editorial process, as well as plan long-term and special coverage. In this position you’ll also work alongside other teams and external communities to create audio podcasts that resonate with listeners—local and national.
We know that not everyone learns their audio chops the same way! So, if you read the requirements and think you’re a good fit, don’t hesitate. We are open to candidates from non-traditional public radio backgrounds.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Develops ideas for podcast series and original episodes;
Pre-interview guests and provides host with original research and reporting;
Write host introductions and interview questions;
Oversee studio recording sessions;
Mix audio pieces and prepare podcasts for publishing;
Gather sound, conduct interviews in the field as assigned;
Coach and direct production team to deliver sound-rich narrative podcast episodes
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree and three years of professional broadcast journalism experience of increasing responsibility or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Background in news writing, radio production, and audio editing software.
Track record of producing enterprise stories with impact
Self-starter with proven ability to meet deadlines and check facts.
Impeccable journalistic integrity and editorial judgment
Ability to manage several projects concurrently
Ability to work independently and as part of a team; ability to professionally represent the station; familiarity with and appreciation for public radio style programming.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
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.
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