Req #: 162105
Department: KUOW / PSPR
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 11/14/2018
Closing Info: Open Until Filled
Salary: Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Shift: First Shift
Based out of Seattle we serve over one million users every month in the Puget Sound Region with NPR programming and award-winning local news and cultural programming.
KUOW’s mission is to create and serve a more informed public. Our vision is to broaden conversations and deepen understanding. To help with this mission, KUOW has an outstanding opportunity for a Supervising Producer on our daily news program, The Record.
The Supervising Producer will manage a team of talented producers, oversee the daily editorial process, and produce local news segments for broadcast and web.
This position reports to the Director of New Content and Innovation.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Coaches and directs the production team to deliver segments on a daily basis.
• Seeks out new voices to appear on air, develops local sources.
• Conceptualizes and plans long-term and special coverage.
• Edits producer and host content for broadcast as assigned.
• Develops pitches and researches topics.
• Pre-interviews and books guests, provides hosts with background research.
• Writes host introductions and interview questions.
• First-responder in breaking news situations that my require evening and weekend work.
• Gathers sound and conducts interviews in the field as assigned.
• Directs or call-screens live program segments as assigned.
• Interacts with audience via social media platforms including Twitter and Facebook.
• May develop and write online posts and broadcast spots of program content.
• Supervises team of three producers, along with interns and volunteers.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
• Bachelor's degree and three years of professional broadcast journalism experience of increasing responsibility, with background in talk programming and 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.
• Demonstrated news judgment and ability to prioritize coverage.
• 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.