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RadioActive Youth Media is where young people discover public radio journalism and gain access to the skills, community and institutional resources that spur their growth as media makers. Through their stories, listeners of all ages gain a deeper understanding of young people whose voices are rarely heard by the greater public.

RadioActive is hiring a Program Producer!

Work alongside Washington teens to make podcasts and radio stories. The ideal candidate for this position has experience in both youth development and media production, is passionate about providing opportunities for youth to amplify their stories and perspectives, and finds joy in building relationships and sharing skills. Salary range is $61,000-$67,000. Open December 1, 2021 until filled.

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RadioActive is proud to offer award-winning youth journalism and radio storytelling workshops throughout the year. Our approach is to provide interactive, collaborative workshops where participants learn the technical, social and emotional skills needed to amplify the stories that matter to them.

Our philosophy is that youth voices are powerful and not heard often enough.

Participants learn about journalism, audio recording, audio editing, interviewing, script writing and speaking on the air. They work with professional journalists at KUOW. They gain confidence and leadership skills in a supportive environment while collaborating with other participants to make radio stories and episodes for the RadioActive podcast on topics they choose. There is no experience necessary, and participants are paid for successfully completing the program.

Through our community workshops, RadioActive serves nearly 600 young people a year at more that 25 schools and community organizations. In these short-term programs, youth discover public radio journalism, learn basic radio storytelling skills, and share their voice.

We prioritize working with communities without ready access to media platforms and/or who are underserved by high-quality arts programs.

  • caption: RadioActive youth and mentors pose for a group photo on Zoom at the end of a successful "Pitch Day" on July 15, 2021.

    Summer 2022 Workshop Offerings

    The RadioActive team is making plans for summer 2022! We will update this page as more information becomes available. Applications for summer 2022 are not available yet. We hope to have more information out by February or March 2022.

    If you join our email list, you'll receive updated information as soon as it becomes available, and be reminded about upcoming application deadlines.

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  • caption: SoundBites: Audio Storytelling Activities for teens

    SoundBites: Self-Guided Audio Storytelling Activities

    We're excited to share 12 bite-sized audio storytelling activities for teens and pre-teens. These self-directed activities take about 30 minutes to complete, and can be done in any order either alone or with a partner.

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Meet the Current Youth Producers

KUOW's RadioActive Youth Media is proud to offer our 18th annual summer introductory workshop for teens. In our second all-virtual workshop, fifteen teens, aged 15-18, will spend four weeks learning about radio journalism and audio storytelling.

Meet the Producers