RadioActive Youth Media Program Producer

Req #: 163186

Department: KUOW / PSPR

Job Location: Seattle Campus

Posting Date: 12/19/2018

Closing Info: Closes On 01/20/2019

Salary: Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Shift: First Shift

Based out of Seattle KUOW serves over one million users every month in the Puget Sound Region with NPR programming and award-winning local news and cultural programming.

KUOW's mission is to create and serve a more informed public. Our vision is to broaden conversations and deepen understanding. To help with this mission, KUOW has an outstanding opportunity for a RadioActive Youth Media Program Producer.

Reporting to the RadioActive Program Manager, this position will introduce youth program participants to public radio storytelling, interviewing and writing techniques and provide instruction on basic production methods and equipment used to create original content for KUOW’s broadcast and web platforms.


  • Prepare and facilitate workshops and activities that introduce youth to storytelling, journalism, broadcast and multimedia production.
  • Guide participants in identifying areas of interest and in developing story ideas, assigning and editing original content.
  • Provide instruction on the use of audio and video equipment to attain basic level efficiency or greater.
  • In collaboration with the KUOW Newsroom, edits content that may be used for broadcast, edit online copy for web postings and ensures that KUOW editorial standards have been applied to online and broadcast content.
  • Work with the RadioActive Program Manager and KUOW Community Engagement department to review outreach opportunities that would expose the program to more diverse audiences.
  • Coordinate presentations and workshops at external venues.
  • Conduct flexible sessions to provide further development and production opportunities to RadioActive program alumni.
  • Work with KUOW staff to develop and maintain program promotional activities – audio, print, online and through collaborating organizations.
  • Supervision of volunteer participants and hourly staff, which may include minors.
  • Other duties as assigned such as on-air work during pledge drives.


  • Bachelor's degree in liberal arts or related field and two years of professional broadcast experience.
  • Background in radio production with a knowledge of professional broadcast standards and practices.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Must enjoy working with youth in an environment of discovery.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to professionally represent the station.


  • Experience working with youth highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of public radio programming.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.