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KUOW’s mission is to create and serve a more informed public. Our vision is to broaden conversations and deepen understanding. KUOW is committed to acquiring a diversity of perspectives and voices to realize our aspirations.

We believe that attracting and retaining diverse staff is crucial to serving the communities where we work and live. We are dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in an anti-racist, multicultural environment that promotes racial equity and inclusivity.

If you share our values and our mission and vision speak to you, we invite you to join the KUOW team. Women, Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC), veterans and individuals with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

Want to learn more? We've got more information on what it's like to work at KUOW, along with answers to frequently asked questions, available here.

Available Positions

  • Arts Reporter

    KUOW has an outstanding and rare opportunity for an Arts Reporter (Reporter 1), covering the arts, the people making it and the impact it has on our local community. This reporter will be responsible for taking KUOW’s audience inside the world of creators, from large concert halls to the studios of new and emerging artists. They will delve into the way culture is expressed in our diverse region, including through music, craft, tradition, film, performance, and storytelling. They will tell stories exploring the intersection of arts, culture and underrepresented communities, as well as how emerging social trends are being expressed through art and music. The ideal candidate for this position is a dynamic conversationalist comfortable on both sides of the mic. They should be able to host lively, memorable discussions on-air and out in the community, in addition to producing compelling audio storytelling for radio and podcasts. Open until filled. Do not apply directly to KUOW. AA/EOE.

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  • Assistant News Director

    We have an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant News Director to serve as the 2nd leader of the newsroom staff and the key deputy in leading our news team into the next phase of growth and excellence. As the primary support of the KUOW News Director, they help lead our day-to-day and collaborative work. The Assistant News Director serves as a key leader in hiring our next team of journalists and in transitioning them into success at KUOW. The Assistant News Director will take responsibility for supervising our Drivetime shows and staff while balancing the day-to-day priorities of the team, as directed by the News Director. They will also serve as the primary liaison for hiring and new staff onboarding. Open until filled. Do not apply directly to KUOW. AA/EOE.

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  • Relationship Officer, Planned Giving

    KUOW has a critically important opportunity for a caring and compassionate people-oriented leader with experience nurturing essential relationships. Serving in the role of Relationship Officer, Planned Giving, you will build and develop a marketing and communication strategy for KUOW’s Sound Legacy Circle. In this role, you will be looking for expressed interest in and confirmation of KUOW’s inclusion in donors’ estate plans. Members of our legacy program are treasured relationships which require attentive and careful cultivation. Skillful intuitive communication skills are paramount, and something you value. Open until filled. Do not apply directly to KUOW. AA/EOE.

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  • Campaign Strategy Manager

    KUOW has an exciting opportunity for a Campaign Strategy Manager to develop multi-channel holistic fundraising campaigns across the organization – finding better ways to engage existing and new donors and making KUOW an organization more donors love. The ideal candidate for this position is an excellent strategist, writer and communicator who can wear many hats to strategize and collaborate with diverse teams and is highly comfortable with digital fundraising and marketing tools. This position will lead fundraising projects with various teams and develop fundraising content for a wide variety of campaigns including: on-air, digital,, social media, email fundraising, KUOW email newsletters, some marketing campaigns and major donor appeals, and much, much more. Open until filled. Do not apply directly to KUOW. AA/EOE.

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  • Podcast Producer

    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! Open until filled. Do not apply directly to KUOW. AA/EOE.

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  • Marketing Project Manager

    KUOW has an outstanding opportunity for a Marketing Project Manager reporting to the (Interim) Chief Marketing Officer. The Project Manager has responsibility for coordinating and advancing station-wide initiatives and marketing campaigns. They will define business requirements, establish SMART goals, identify KPIs, analyze data, document decisions and workflows, manage calendars and budgets to ensure projects are launched on time and on-budget. Projects may include technology infrastructure refreshes/changes; data and reporting infrastructure development; new program launches; marketing campaigns and events; vendor management; and business process analysis/improvements. Open until filled. Do not apply directly to KUOW. AA/EOE.

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  • Relationship Officer, Major Donors

    KUOW has an exciting opportunity for a fundraiser. Serving in the role of Relationship Officer, Major Donors, you will build meaningful relationships with a portfolio of very generous supporters of KUOW. As Relationship Officer, you will work with an exceedingly successful and ever-growing team to identify, nurture and secure donations from a portfolio of roughly 150+/- donors. This opportunity is ideal for ‘people persons’ who find fulfillment in genuine whole-hearted human connection. You will work to establish authentic relationships with your portfolio and with that, strive to establish a lifetime of loyalty and support so that KUOW has the financial resources needed to deliver the important news, information, and facts that our listeners depend on. The ideal candidate for this position is eager to do great work, charismatic and enjoys meeting new people and developing trusting relationships with them. Open Until Filled. AA/EOE. Do not apply to KUOW directly.

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  • Institutional Giving Officer

    KUOW is looking for an extraordinary researcher, writer, and connector to serve as our first-ever Institutional Giving Officer. The successful candidate will have successfully written winning proposals which led to 6-7 figure donations from corporations, foundations, and/or government organizations. In this role, you will identify, cultivate, and solicit multi-year commitments from institutions who share not just our values but our drive to have meaningful impact on the land we share. The job will be responsible for the creation and management of a well-coordinated, strategic development plan to cultivate and solicit support from institutions in our listening area and beyond, one which aligns with KUOW’s strategic plans. This position works to establish long-term partnerships, strengthen existing relationships, and initiate new connections with like-minded socially responsible organizations. Open until filled. Do not apply directly to KUOW. AA/EOE.

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  • Data Analyst, Digital Media Products (Project/Temporary)

    KUOW’s Digital Media Products division has an outstanding opportunity open for a Temporary (12 Month) Data Analyst. The Digital Media Products division is a new and exciting team at KUOW tasked with transforming KUOW into a digital media powerhouse. This role is critical for KUOW as we build our data chops to become a data-driven organization. This role will drive value by helping define and optimize data collection strategies and structure for all of KUOW’s digital properties and initiatives. We are hiring this position as temporary to help quickly get the department running. We expect the division will have a permanent need for a Data Analyst in the future and the occupant of this role will have the opportunity to apply for the job when posted. Open until filled. Do not apply directly to KUOW. AA/EOE.

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  • Digital Fundraising Officer

    KUOW is seeking the talents of a Digital Fundraising Officer to manage and oversee strategies and tactics to engage with KUOW listeners and members on digital platforms. The ideal candidate for this position has: a passion about driving meaningful results; a hunger to continue learning in the ever-changing digital world; the ability to think critically and solve problems; a passion for helping teammates succeed; and an earnest desire to change the world. Open until filled. Do not apply directly to KUOW. AA/EOE.

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