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Events Producer

Req #: 207790

Department: KUOW / PSPR

Job Location: Seattle Campus

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

Posting Date: 06/09/2022

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $5,000 - $5,500/month ($60,000 - $66,000 Annually); overtime eligible

Shift: First Shift

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. KUOW believes attracting and retaining diverse staff is crucial to serving our community and fulfilling our mission to create and serve a more informed public. Women, people of color, individuals with disabilities and veterans are highly encouraged to apply.

KUOW has an exciting opportunity for an Events Producer who will work with teams across the organization to produce large-scale live events out in the community, creating opportunities for engagement with our audience as well as new audiences. The ideal candidate for this position will bring strong journalism fundamentals, live events experience, and a passion and curiosity for reaching audiences where they are. This person will develop live events that expand conversations and connect our audience with our newsroom, podcasts, shows, and core programs. This position is on KUOW’s Marketing team and reports to the Events and Partnerships Manager.

Duties & Responsibilities

Producing Live Events

The Events Producer is responsible for producing engaging in-person and virtual events in collaboration with the Events & Partnerships Manager and in service of KUOW’s mission to create and serve a more informed public. Responsibilities include:

  • Support the Events and Partnerships Manager in producing content and audience driven KUOW in-person and virtual events with editorial staff, development staff, and podcast teams to engage diverse audience groups across the Puget Sound region.
  • Serve as liaison between KUOW’s newsroom, community engagement team, partner organizations, and various community groups.
  • Select, screen and book guests for in-person and virtual events, in support of KUOW’s editorial goals and commitment to diverse perspectives and voices.
  • Create production schedules, scripts and materials, updates events calendar.
  • Write event page and promo copy, including broadcast scripts, social posts, and attendee emails.
  • Responsible for maintaining high standards of journalistic integrity, accuracy, and timeliness for KUOW’s in-person and live event content.
  • Keeps up to date on current regional and topical news to help establish connections with the community at events.

Coordinating event logistics and at-event operational support

The Events Producer provides logistics and production support to KUOW’s virtual and live events platform, as part of the events team.

  • Coordinate logistics with the hosts, guests, venue, and other vendors; including catering; and travel arrangements, virtual coordination with Marketing team and outside partners.
  • Track event expenses.
  • Day-of event support, Front of house management and ticket sales; coordinates and transports event equipment, signage, and swag to venue.
  • Off-site visits with partners, venues, and vendors.

Other duties as assigned by Events and Partnerships Manager.

Supervision Received

  • Position reports to the Events and Partnerships Manager.

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor's degree in any field and one or more years working in journalism, live event production, and/or project management.
  • A driver’s license or ability to obtain a driver’s license and operate a vehicle.

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

Desired

  • Experience with cross-departmental coordination and managing short and long-term production deadlines.
  • Experience using Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Strong news judgment.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Familiarity w/digital and mobile content and ticket sale management systems.
  • Familiarity with data analysis.
  • Strong written communication skills with design skills a plus.
  • Proven ability to contribute to a positive, diverse, creative, high-performance culture.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

Working Conditions:

  • Hybrid office (combination of telework and onsite)
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evening and weekend hours depending on events schedule.

Physical Demands:

  • Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to move and transport heavy event equipment to event locations.
  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

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.

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 dso@uw.edu.

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

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