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Talk Show Producer 2, The Record

Req #: 186436

Job Location: Seattle Campus

Job Location Detail: U District

Posting Date: 01/15/2021

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $5084/month minimum salary

Union Position: Yes

Shift: First Shift

Notes: The University of Washington is following physical distancing directives from state and local governments as part of the collective effort to combat the spread of COVID-19. “Onsite work” in the interim will vary for units and for specific positions and will be discussed with candidates during the interview process.

KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio is Seattle’s NPR news station. We are an independent, nonprofit news organization producing award-winning journalism, podcasts and events in service to the 3.9 million people in our coverage area. As a self-sustaining service of the University of Washington, our mission is to create and serve a more informed public.

KUOW and the University of Washington are equal opportunity employers. KUOW is dedicated to building a culturally and ethnically 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.

We have an outstanding opportunity for a Talk Show Producer 2, The Record to produce multimedia content for KUOW radio programming with a focus on daily news talk shows including broadcast audio, web content, video, podcasts and events.


• Track news, research topics and pitch segment ideas based on KUOW editorial priorities;

• Pre-interview and book guests, provide host with background research;

• Write host copy and interview questions;

• Publish online content, possibly including social media posts.

• Gather sound and produce interviews as assigned;

• Direct or call-screen the live program segments as assigned;

• Perform other duties as assigned.


Position reports to the Supervising Producer, The Record.


• Bachelor’s degree and two years’ professional broadcast journalism experience.

• Background in talk radio or news magazine programming, call screening and live radio production.

• Excellent written and verbal skills, ability to write and produce effectively under deadline.

• Demonstrated high productivity and knowledge of professional broadcast and journalistic standards and practices.

• Knowledge of current events and Northwest issues.

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team, ability to professionally represent the station.

• Familiarity with and appreciation 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.

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.

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.