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Program Producer, RadioActive Youth Media

Req #: 199653

Department: KUOW / PSPR

Job Location: Seattle Campus

Job Location Detail: U District

Posting Date: 11/22/2021

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $5084 to $5580/month

Union Position: Yes

Shift: First shift

A program of KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio, RadioActive Youth Media is an award-winning radio journalism program for teens in the Seattle area and beyond. With the support of staff journalists, participants produce content for RadioActive that has won national Murrow, Gracie and PRNDI awards.

RadioActive is seeking a Program Producer (Producer 2) specializing in outreach and community programming to join our small team. The Program Producer will manage educational program development, operations, and delivery. They will build and maintain partnerships and programs to expand KUOW’s reach into the community. Through mobile and on-site programming, they will help introduce youth to storytelling, radio journalism and multimedia production.

Our ideal candidate is driven to provide opportunities for underserved youth to make their voices heard. They find joy in building relationships, sharing skills, and producing multimedia content, and are passionate about helping young people thrive in a safe and supportive space.

KUOW and the University of Washington are equal opportunity employers. KUOW is dedicated to building a culturally and ethnically 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.

KUOW staff enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the University of Washington to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years.


  • Prepare and facilitate workshops and activities that introduce youth to storytelling, journalism and broadcast and multimedia production. Collaborate with RadioActive’s program team on curriculum development and management. (30%)
  • Train and supervise temporary staff in order to delivery high quality programs. Ensure that workshops meet Youth Program Quality standards. (15%)
  • Manage RadioActive’s outreach strategy in order to expose the program to diverse audiences, prioritizing those whose perspectives are underrepresented in the media. Create and implement partnership agreements. Be an outward face of KUOW and RadioActive in the community. (15%)
  • Work with community stakeholders and interface with youth to recruit applicants. Oversee intro workshop admissions processes. (15%)
  • Oversee workshop site logistics and equipment management. (10%)
  • Work with KUOW staff to develop and maintain program promotional activities – audio, print, online, social media, and through collaborating organizations. (10%)
  • Other duties as assigned (5%)


  • Bachelor’s degree and two years of professional broadcast experience (preferably teaching or facilitating programs for teenagers and/or young adults) or equivalent combination of education/experience.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


  • Background in media production, communications, youth development, journalism desirable.
  • At least 3-5 years of experience teaching or facilitating programs for teenagers and/or young adults. Must enjoy working with youth in an environment of discovery.
  • Previous experience in radio production with a knowledge of professional broadcast standards and practices.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Audition or an equivalent non-linear audio editing program.
  • Track record of building community partnerships and relationships.
  • Solid organization skills, multi-tasking ability, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work successfully with diverse groups of people, including people of color, LGBTQ people, financially insecure people, immigrants, religious minorities, and others whose perspectives are underrepresented in the media. Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team that includes young people in lead roles.
  • Previous race and social justice training. A willingness to engage in personal and organizational reflection, critical dialogue and growth around issues of race and other oppressions.
  • Ability to learn new technologies fast.
  • Passion and gift for storytelling.
  • Must be able to work independently in offsite locations. Must be able to work a varied schedule when required, including some evenings and weekends.
  • A valid Washington State driver’s license.

We seek to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. Women, Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC), LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities and veterans are highly encouraged to apply.

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

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.


Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

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.

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