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Req #: 201607

Department: KUOW / PSPR

Job Location: Seattle Campus

Job Location Detail: U District

Posting Date: 01/13/2022

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $5,084 – $5,584 Monthly based on experience ($61,008- $67,008 Annually)

Union Position: Yes

KUOW has an outstanding opportunity for a Producer (Talk Show Producer 2) on our new daily news program, “Soundside.” Reporting to the Supervising Producer, this position pitches, plans, and executes daily and long-term coverage while seeking out new voices and developing local sources.

What sort of journalist are we looking for? You are a curious producer who looks at the world through sound. You have a deep curiosity about local news, and you’re always hungry for original stories, unique angles, and perspectives from underrepresented voices. You thrive working with a team, supporting your colleagues and providing honest feedback. You act to promote equity and inclusion and demonstrate cultural competency. Sound like you? If so, we would love to meet you.


Produce multimedia content for KUOW radio programming with a focus on daily news talk shows including broadcast audio, web content, video, podcasts and events.


• Track news, research topics and pitch segment ideas based on KUOW editorial priorities;

• Pre-interview and book guests, provide host with background research;

• Write host copy and interview questions;

• Publish online content, possibly including social media posts.

• Gather sound and produce interviews as assigned;

• Direct or call-screen the live program segments as assigned;

• Perform other duties as assigned.


Position reports to the Supervising Producer, Soundside.



Requirements include:

• Bachelor’s degree and two years of professional broadcast journalism experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Background in talk radio or news magazine programming, call screening and live radio production.

• 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.

• 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.


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.

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.