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Producer/Announcer

Posted: January 16, 2024

KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio is Seattle’s NPR news station. We are an independent, nonprofit news organization producing award-winning journalism, podcasts and events in service to the 3.9 million people in our coverage area. As a self-sustaining service of the University of Washington, our mission is to create and serve a more informed public.

KUOW has an outstanding opportunity for a Producer/Announcer. This exciting hybrid position allows you to work both as producer supporting our local broadcast shows and podcasts, and as an announcer. As an announcer, you will work on all aspects of live or automated board shifts - including combo board operation and newscasting. And as a producer, you’ll produce digital and broadcast audio content for KUOW local programs. This job may be right for you if you thrive when working closely with multiple teams, have technical and editing experience, and are skilled at providing honest feedback. This role is also expected to act to promote equity and inclusion, and demonstrate cultural competency. Sound like you? If so, we would love to meet you.

BASIC FUNCTION

Perform all aspects of live or automated board shift including combo board operation, announcing and newscasting. Produce digital and broadcast audio content for KUOW local programs and provide back up production support for other content teams as assigned.

Serve as announcer and board operator for assigned shifts.

This is a hybrid position that includes serving as an announcer and producer who supports local content teams as needed.

JOB DUTIES

• Provide production work for talk shows or other programs as assigned, including research, pre-interviews, script writing and mixes; may pitch segment ideas based on KUOW editorial priorities.
• produce, plan, write, edit and voice break content during shift both live and automated;
• Provide technical and production support tasks as assigned, including board operation, post-production and publishing across platforms / software (broadcast, podcast, CMS);
• Develop and write online posts and produce broadcast excerpts of program content;
• Monitor system and KUOW communications and news wires to provide programming updates;
• Assist with Public Radio Program Distribution system using Content Depot, PRX, in conjunction with Zetta and NewsBoss;
• Other duties as assigned:
o Backs up other shifts as needed;
o Perform other occasional on-air work including on-air fundraising.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Position reports to the Special Projects Editor

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None

Requirements include:


• Bachelor's degree and one year of professional broadcast journalism experience or equivalent combination of education/experience.
• Requires knowledge of professional broadcast and journalistic standards and practices.
 

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

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND RACIAL EQUITY

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

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