Under the supervision of the Senior Editor, the Podcast Producer will create sound-rich audio narratives that will help listeners better understand their world through perspectives that illuminate, intrigue and surprise. Ideal candidates are driven to present historically underrepresented voices, embrace the ambiguity that comes with the creative process and bring curiosity, positivity and honesty when it comes to feedback and brainstorming.
If you’re excited to experiment with a broad range of creative ideas, the Podcast Producer position is a great fit for you!
We know that not everyone hones their audio skills the same way, so, if you read the requirements and think you’re a good fit, don’t hesitate! We are open to candidates from non-traditional public radio backgrounds.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Work with Senior Editor and host to develop ideas for podcast series;
- Pre-interview guests and provide hosts with background research;
- Write host introductions and interview questions;
- Oversee studio recording sessions;
- Mix audio pieces and prepare podcasts for publishing;
- Gather sound, conduct interviews in the field as assigned; and
- Perform related duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree and two years of professional broadcast journalism experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- 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.
- Background in news writing, radio production, and audio editing software.
- Track record of producing enterprise stories with impact
- Impeccable journalistic integrity and editorial judgment
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team; ability to professionally represent the station; familiarity with and appreciation for public radio style programming.
Position reports to the Senior Editor.
$5,084 – $5,584/month ($61,008 - $67,008 Annually) based on experience.
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio is Seattle’s NPR news station. We are an independent, nonprofit news organization that produces award-winning journalism, innovative podcasts, engaging community events and more.
Our work is about truth. We were founded with the idea that everyone should have free access to honest, fact-checked information – as well as stories that broaden conversations and deepen understanding of the world around us. We work every day in service of our mission to create and serve a more informed public, because we believe an informed public is essential to a thriving community, a vibrant democracy, and a better future.
We are one of the nation's founding NPR member stations, broadcasting from the Puget Sound region continually since 1952. KUOW acknowledges that we occupy the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands of the Coast Salish people.
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. Black, Indigenous, and people of color, women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans and people with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.
LOCATION: Seattle, WA
Open until filled