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Podcast Producer

Req #: 205735

Department: KUOW / PSPR

Job Location: Remote/Hybrid, Seattle Campus

Job Location Detail: U District; open to hybrid work schedule (combination in-office + remote)

Posting Date: 04/21/2022

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $5,084 – $5,584/month based on experience ($61,008 - $67,008 Annually)

Union Position: Yes

Shift: First Shift


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.


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.


  • 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.



  • 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.


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 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 Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or


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