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Supervising Producer

Job ID: 58590
Job Views: 218
Location: Seattle, Washington, United States
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Job Category: Radio
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 06.29.2020

Job Description

Supervising Producer

You’re an experienced team leader and news producer. You have a deep curiosity about local news, and you’re always hungry for original stories, unique angles, and perspectives from underrepresented voices. You’re a team builder, who listens closely, offers direct feedback, and has a track record of mentoring other journalists. Sound like you? If so, we’d love to meet you. Competitive salary.

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 Supervising Producer, The Record.  Reporting to the Director of New Content and Innovation, the Supervising Producer is responsible for managing the editorial process and produces local news segments for broadcast in KUOW daily news magazines.


• Coaches and directs production team to deliver segments on a daily basis.
• Seeks out new voices to appear on air, develops local sources.
• Sets and tracks quantitative and qualitative targets for source diversity
• 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, 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.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
• Supervises team of three producers on The Record.

Requirements include:

• 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.

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