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Req #: 181806

Department: KUOW / PSPR

Job Location: Seattle Campus

Job Location Detail: U District

Posting Date: 08/18/2020

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $5,250 to $7,874 monthly. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Shift: First Shift

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.


-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.

Requirements include:

-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.

As a University of Washington 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.

Application Process:

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Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or