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Morning Edition Senior Producer

Req #: 180141

Department: KUOW / PSPR

Job Location: Other Location

Posting Date: 06/25/2020

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $6,000/month minimum salary

Union Position: Yes

Shift: First Shift

KUOW, licensed to the University of Washington, is the Puget Sound Region’s NPR-affiliated public radio service delivering local, regional, national and international news, information and cultural programming. With an audience of over one million users each month, KUOW’s mission is to create and serve a more informed public. Our vision is to broaden conversations and deepen understanding.

KUOW strives to be the finest possible provider of news—both from within our region and beyond. To help in this mission, KUOW has an outstanding opportunity for a local Morning Edition Senior Producer. Reporting to the Morning Editor, the Senior Producer assists in managing editorial process and produces local news segments for broadcast in KUOW daily news magazines.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Working closely with the News Host, leads the editing and production function of the daily news magazine team. 30%
  • Direct and coach production team in the delivery of news segments. 5%
  • Responsible for monitoring sources such as wires and social media for breaking news. 20%
  • Responsible for editing, rewriting, and reviewing content by reporters and producers for newscasts. 10%
  • Seeks out new voices to appear on air, and develops local and national contacts for breaking news sources. Gather sound and conduct interviews. 13%
  • Strategic planning for future coverage. 5%
  • Conducts research, pre-interviews and books guests for News Host. Write News Host introductions and interview questions. 5%
  • Serve as "first responder" in breaking news stories that may require extended working hours. 5%
  • Works with host to develop and write online posts that are updated regularly. 5%
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 2%

Supervision Exercised

Functional supervision of interns and volunteers


  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or similar field.
  • Four years of professional journalism experience of increasing responsibility, preferably with background in writing for talk programming and radio production.
  • Demonstrated news judgment and ability to prioritize coverage.
  • 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.

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


  • Familiarity with and appreciation of public radio programming.

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.

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