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KUOW’s mission is to create and serve a more informed public. Our vision is to broaden conversations and deepen understanding. KUOW is committed to acquiring a diversity of perspectives and voices to realize our aspirations.

We believe that attracting and retaining diverse staff is crucial to serving the communities where we work and live. We are dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in an anti-racist, multicultural environment that promotes racial equity and inclusivity.

If you share our values and our mission and vision speak to you, we invite you to join the KUOW team. Women, Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC), veterans and individuals with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

Available Positions

  • Director of Philanthropy

    You are… • An ardent supporter of public media and the important role it plays in our community and our democracy • Inspired by KUOW’s mission, vision, and values. • A goal-driven philanthropic leader with a proven track-record of delivering big fundraising results • A “people person” adept at building relationships (internally and externally) • An analytical thinker who dives into data and KPIs to understand trends and optimize performance • A collaborator who’s not afraid to roll-up your sleeves and dive-in. • Passionate about providing coaching, mentoring, and training opportunities for your team We are… KUOW, 94.9 FM, Seattle’s NPR news station and the Puget Sound region’s #1 radio station for news. Our independent, nonprofit newsroom produces award-winning stories, podcasts and events. Each week, nearly a half-million listeners tune-in to our broadcast stream our content on and via smart speakers. As a self-sustaining service of the University of Washington, our mission is to create and serve a more informed public. Read our 2019 Annual report to learn more. The Opportunity… As Director, Philanthropy, you are responsible for growing KUOW’s major giving efforts (defined as those gifts $10,000+). Lead the vision, strategy, implementation and execution of all major fundraising from individuals, government agencies and foundations including planned giving and capital campaigns. You will lead a team of five talented, motivated Development Officers to achieve our annual revenue goal and also serve as a member of our Senior Leadership team helping guide KUOW for the next decade and beyond.

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  • Talk Show Producer 2, The Record

    KUOW has an outstanding opportunity for a Producer on our daily news program, The Record. Reporting to the Supervising Producer, this position will produce talk/web segments for KUOW's local midday show, “The Record with Bill Radke.” This position will pitch, plan, and execute daily and long-term coverage while seeking out new voices and developing local sources. Open Until Filled. AA/EOE. Do not apply to KUOW directly.

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  • Creative Manager

    KUOW has an outstanding opportunity for a Creative Manager to lead the organization's visual strategies and design production, applying creative solutions to develop and design visual materials that enhance KUOW's storytelling. The ideal candidate for this position is a highly strategic visual storyteller, with experience developing creative strategies and graphics for many mediums. This person will lead KUOW in testing and implementing new visual strategies including but not limited to: art direction and video production for our YouTube platform, maintaining and enforcing brand standards across all visual mediums (digital graphics, print pieces, animation and video), providing creative strategy and leading design production for key marketing and fundraising initiatives, managing and reviewing creative work completed by in-house video producer and external agencies, leading visual strategy for live virtual and in-person events, and collaborating with editorial staff on visual story components such as interactive reporting pieces, videos, infographics, and more. Closes on 3/25/2021, AA/EOE. Do not apply to KUOW directly.

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  • KUOW News Director

    KUOW has an outstanding opportunity for a News Director to champion the vision, strategy and growth of our news team. The ideal candidate for this position is an inspiring, experienced and mission-driven team-builder who will lead our 30+ person newsroom into the next phase of excellence, finding new and innovative ways to serve our community and our mission. As the leader of the newsroom and a member of KUOW's leadership team, this individual will play a critical role in KUOW's strategic planning and long-term success. Open Until Filled. AA/EOE. Do not apply to KUOW directly.

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  • Traffic Coordinator

    KUOW is currently hiring for a Traffic Coordinator to support the day-to-day operations of KUOW’s Traffic Department. This position will coordinate all aspects of program continuity, ensuring that the planning, production, execution and reporting of underwriting and promotional messages runs smoothly, in support of revenue and marketing goals and in service of creating the best possible experience for our audience. The ideal candidate for this position is a flexible, detail-oriented individual who is quick to learn new systems and processes and has passion for our mission to create and serve a more informed public. Closes on 2/28/2021. AA/EOE. Do not apply to KUOW directly.

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