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Supervising Producer

Req #: 207791

Department: KUOW / PSPR

Job Location: Seattle Campus

Job Location Detail: U District

Posting Date: 06/03/2022

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $6,115 - $7,338/month ($73,380 - $88,056 annually) based on experience

Union Position: No

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.


Seattle Now, KUOW’s daily news podcast, is looking for a Supervising Producer. This is a unique opportunity to lead a talented team of journalists, and help grow this successful, relevant news show. We are looking for a collaborative leader and experienced news producer, who thrives in a daily news environment. You have a deep curiosity about local news, and you’re always hungry for original stories, unique angles, and perspectives from underrepresented voices. You’re a team builder, who listens closely, offers direct feedback, and has a track record of mentoring other journalists. Sound like you? If so, we would love to meet you.


Manage day-to-day production of KUOW’s daily news podcast, Seattle Now.


  • Lead the team’s daily editorial work to deliver five episodes a week, Monday through Friday.
  • Edit and help write scripts.
  • Provide final listen and sign-off on every episode.
  • Support team throughout the production chain, from pitching ideas to publishing shows.
  • Manage and approve staffing calendar and time off requests.
  • Support producers’ professional growth and development.
  • Seek out new voices and develop local guests for the show.
  • Lead in breaking news situations that may require evening and weekend work.
  • Supervise interactions with audience on social media.
  • Lead show communication with the KUOW newsroom and broadcast shows.
  • Represent Seattle Now to other internal KUOW departments.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Position reports to the Director of New Content and Innovation.


Supervises two producers.



  • Bachelor's degree and three years of professional broadcast or podcast journalism experience of increasing responsibility.
  • Background in talk programming, podcast and/or radio production.
  • Knowledge of professional broadcast and journalistic standards and practices.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to write and produce content on deadline.
  • Knowledge of news landscape in the Seattle metro area.
  • Demonstrated news judgment and news leadership experience.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to professionally represent the station.
  • Familiarity with and appreciation of public radio programming.


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


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