Supervising Producer

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.


• 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.