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OnLine Editor/Producer

Req #: 200953

Department: KUOW / PSPR

Job Location: Seattle Campus

Job Location Detail: U District

Posting Date: 12/21/2021

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $5,084 – $5,834 Monthly based on experience ($61,008- $70,008 Annually)

Union Position: Yes

Shift: First Shift

KUOW is adding an Online Editor/Producer to its growing newsroom. This editor/producer would work with reporters to turn their radio stories into web gold.

About you: You come from journalism, and you pride yourself in helping reporters with their leads, writing structure and nut grafs. You can anchor breaking news, and write breaking news if necessary, and you enjoy working with others on a team. You write fantastic headlines, and you consider the entire package of a story: How the headline plays off the image plays off the story plays off social. Dreamers encouraged to apply … we are a shop that encourages big ideas.


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.


Edit stories for, identify visuals, write compelling headlines.


  • Edit a range of stories submitted by reporters.
  • Work with radio reporters on presenting their stories online.
  • Identify or craft visual opportunities for stories.
  • Write effective headlines and engage in headline brainstorming.
  • Flesh out audio interviews into written stories.
  • Contribute content to social channels.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Position reports to the Online Managing Editor.




  • Bachelor’s degree and two years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


  • Experience either reporting or editing in a newsroom setting.
  • Self-starter who can troubleshoot problems.
  • Impeccable journalistic integrity and editorial judgment.
  • Ability to manage several projects concurrently.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team and to professionally represent the station.
  • Ability to direct breaking news on web.
  • Ability to work one weekend day a week as needed. Understand photo copyright law
  • Knowledge of the Puget Sound/Western Washington region

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral. The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the UW Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or


Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.