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Editor (Project/Temporary)

Req #: 188669

Department: KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio

Job Location: Seattle Campus

Posting Date: 03/25/2021

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $5,250.00 to $7,667.00/Month

Shift: First Shift

You are an editor with a voracious hunger and deep curiosity about local news. You understand how to quickly edit breaking news that is accurate. You also thoughtfully and creatively edit enterprise features that deepen the community’s understanding of an issue. You are a self-starter. You like working with a team. You support your colleagues and provide honest feedback. You act to promote equity and inclusion and demonstrate cultural competency. You are someone with sound news judgment and an endless supply of great questions.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND RACIAL EQUITY

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, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities and veterans are highly encouraged to apply.

BASIC FUNCTION

Works with reporters to develop and produce long and short form stories that reflect KUOW’s audio and online standards and editorial priorities.

Assigns and edits news reports and interviews; works closely with newsroom staff on the development of feature and investigative news reports and series.

Advises the News Director regarding staff evaluation and strategic planning.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assigns and edits news reports, series and interviews based on established editorial guidelines and technical standards. Assists News Director in advancing scope of KUOW editorial coverage.
  • Assists in the production of other news programming, such as special reports and/or remotes. Works with newsroom staff to evaluate tools necessary for coverage, including research, source and technical needs.
  • Articulates the station’s editorial policy. Works with the News Director to evaluate editorial guidelines.
  • Works with News Director to evaluate editorial needs and to shape future topics for news coverage.
  • Assists in training of newsroom staff. Works with the News Director to evaluate training needs.
  • Assists in on-air pledge drives if needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Position reports to the News Director.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Reporters report to this position.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Bachelor's degree and five years of professional broadcast journalism experience at a large market level. Equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements.
  • Extensive background in news writing, script editing, digital audio editing, and radio feature production.
  • Demonstrated record of filing stories with NPR or other national radio programs; ability to work independently under deadline pressure; and strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.

Preferred

Experience leading a successful news team; grooming and training rising talent; knowledge of public radio programming and familiarity with Pacific Northwest issues and cultures.

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.

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