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Reporter (3 openings)

Req #: 190752

Department: KUOW / PSPR

Job Location: Seattle Campus

Job Location Detail: U DISTRICT

Posting Date: 06/07/2021, updated 9/9/2021

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $5,500/month minimum salary

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.


KUOW has an outstanding opportunity for a Reporter to identify and craft original stories across digital and broadcast platforms. This position will file feature-length stories and news spots for an assigned news beat, while cultivating sources and engaging audiences via social media and community engagement.


  • Identify and craft deeply reported audio and digital stories.
  • Produce scoops.
  • Contribute news reports to daily newscasts and drivetimes.
  • Appear on KUOW talk shows and at live events to present and discuss reporting.
  • Actively engage with social media and source networks as a reporting and distribution tool.
  • Meet daily filing schedule that may require occasional evening and weekend work.
  • Work closely with editors and content producers in creating plans that articulate a vision and strategy for coverage of a beat.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Position reports to Assignment Editor.


  • Bachelor’s degree and three years of professional broadcast journalism experience including specific position requirements relating to news writing, radio production and audio editing; or equivalent combination of education/experience.
  • 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.

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

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.

Competitive salary plus outstanding University of Washington benefits.