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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.

Available Positions

  • Director of Philanthropy

    You are… • An ardent supporter of public media and the important role it plays in our community and our democracy • Inspired by KUOW’s mission, vision, and values. • A goal-driven philanthropic leader with a proven track-record of delivering big fundraising results • A “people person” adept at building relationships (internally and externally) • An analytical thinker who dives into data and KPIs to understand trends and optimize performance • A collaborator who’s not afraid to roll-up your sleeves and dive-in. • Passionate about providing coaching, mentoring, and training opportunities for your team We are… KUOW, 94.9 FM, Seattle’s NPR news station and the Puget Sound region’s #1 radio station for news. Our independent, nonprofit newsroom produces award-winning stories, podcasts and events. Each week, nearly a half-million listeners tune-in to our broadcast stream our content on KUOW.org and via smart speakers. As a self-sustaining service of the University of Washington, our mission is to create and serve a more informed public. Read our 2019 Annual report to learn more. The Opportunity… As Director, Philanthropy, you are responsible for growing KUOW’s major giving efforts (defined as those gifts $10,000+). Lead the vision, strategy, implementation and execution of all major fundraising from individuals, government agencies and foundations including planned giving and capital campaigns. You will lead a team of five talented, motivated Development Officers to achieve our annual revenue goal and also serve as a member of our Senior Leadership team helping guide KUOW for the next decade and beyond.

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  • Talk Show Producer 2, The Record

    KUOW has an outstanding opportunity for a Producer on our daily news program, The Record. Reporting to the Supervising Producer, this position will produce talk/web segments for KUOW's local midday show, “The Record with Bill Radke.” This position will pitch, plan, and execute daily and long-term coverage while seeking out new voices and developing local sources. Open Until Filled. AA/EOE. Do not apply to KUOW directly.

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  • KUOW News Director

    KUOW has an outstanding opportunity for a News Director to champion the vision, strategy and growth of our news team. The ideal candidate for this position is an inspiring, experienced and mission-driven team-builder who will lead our 30+ person newsroom into the next phase of excellence, finding new and innovative ways to serve our community and our mission. As the leader of the newsroom and a member of KUOW's leadership team, this individual will play a critical role in KUOW's strategic planning and long-term success. Open Until Filled. AA/EOE. Do not apply to KUOW directly.

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  • Senior Director, Digital Product

    KUOW invites you to create and lead a new division as Senior Director of Digital Product. You are an expert in leveraging digital technology for the public good. The work will be fast-paced and varied, starting with you building a team of product champions for content, philanthropy, sponsorship sales and marketing. You will be customer-centric, translating priorities into deliverables from external vendors and building customized solutions. Join us to inspire and lead a digital strategy that will advance KUOW’s mission.

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  • Editor

    You are an editor and news leader with a voracious hunger and deep curiosity about local news. You understand how to quickly edit breaking news that is accurate. You also thoughtfully and creatively edit enterprise features that deepen the community’s understanding of an issue. You are a self-starter. You like working with a team. You support your colleagues and provide honest feedback. You act to promote equity and inclusion and demonstrate cultural competency. You are someone with sound news judgment and an endless supply of great questions. You are a manager who supports and challenges your employees to do their greatest work. Open until filled. The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

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