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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.

Want to learn more? We've got more information on what it's like to work at KUOW, along with answers to frequently asked questions, available here.

Available Positions

  • Supervising Producer

    You are an experienced team leader and news producer. 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. Open until filled. Do not apply directly to KUOW. AA/EOE.

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  • Arts Reporter

    KUOW has an outstanding and rare opportunity for an Arts Reporter (Reporter 1), covering the arts, the people making it and the impact it has on our local community. This reporter will be responsible for taking KUOW’s audience inside the world of creators, from large concert halls to the studios of new and emerging artists. They will delve into the way culture is expressed in our diverse region, including through music, craft, tradition, film, performance, and storytelling. They will tell stories exploring the intersection of arts, culture and underrepresented communities, as well as how emerging social trends are being expressed through art and music. The ideal candidate for this position is a dynamic conversationalist comfortable on both sides of the mic. They should be able to host lively, memorable discussions on-air and out in the community, in addition to producing compelling audio storytelling for radio and podcasts. Open until filled. Do not apply directly to KUOW. AA/EOE.

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  • Relationship Officer, Planned Giving

    KUOW has a critically important opportunity for a caring and compassionate people-oriented leader with experience nurturing essential relationships. Serving in the role of Relationship Officer, Planned Giving, you will build and develop a marketing and communication strategy for KUOW’s Sound Legacy Circle. In this role, you will be looking for expressed interest in and confirmation of KUOW’s inclusion in donors’ estate plans. Members of our legacy program are treasured relationships which require attentive and careful cultivation. Skillful intuitive communication skills are paramount, and something you value. Open until filled. Do not apply directly to KUOW. AA/EOE.

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  • Reporter (3 openings)

    We have an outstanding opportunity for a Reporter to identify and craft original stories across digital and broadcast platforms. This position will file feature-length stories and news spots for an assigned news beat, while cultivating sources and engaging audiences via social media and community engagement. Open until filled. Do not apply to KUOW directly. AA/EOE.

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  • Podcast Producer 3 (2 Openings)

    Outstanding opportunity for a Podcast Producer 3 to assist in the development and production of podcasts. Under the supervision of the Senior Editor, the Podcast Producer will coach and direct the production team to deliver sound-rich narrative podcast episodes. Assist the Senior Editor in managing the editorial process, as well as planning long-term and special coverage. Conceive new ideas, develop pitches and research topics. Open until filled. Do not apply directly to KUOW. AA/EOE.

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  • Campaign Strategy Manager

    KUOW has an exciting opportunity for a Campaign Strategy Manager to develop multi-channel holistic fundraising campaigns across the organization – finding better ways to engage existing and new donors in order to make KUOW an organization more donors love every day. The ideal candidate for this position is an excellent strategist, writer and communicator who can wear many hats to strategize and collaborate with diverse teams and is highly comfortable with digital fundraising and marketing tools. This position will lead fundraising projects with various teams and develop fundraising content for a wide variety of campaigns including: on-air, digital campaigns, social media campaigns, email fundraising campaigns, KUOW email newsletters, some marketing campaigns and major donor appeals, and much, much more. Open until filled. Do not apply directly to KUOW. AA/EOE.

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  • Membership Services Program Coordinator

    KUOW has an exciting opportunity for a Membership Services Program Coordinator to oversee the customer service experience and collaborate with diverse teams across the organization and externally to ensure donors are happy, feedback is relayed across channels, and account records are accurate. The ideal candidate for this position is a problem solver, excels at time management, loves to interact with customers/donors and has an eye for optimization. The ideal candidate is also an excellent writer and communicator who can collaborate with diverse teams and is highly comfortable with digital fundraising and communication tools. Application deadline 12/16/2021. Do not apply directly to KUOW. AA/EOE.

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  • Relationship Officer, Major Donors

    KUOW has an exciting opportunity for a fundraiser. Serving in the role of Relationship Officer, Major Donors, you will build meaningful relationships with a portfolio of very generous supporters of KUOW. As Relationship Officer, you will work with an exceedingly successful and ever-growing team to identify, nurture and secure donations from a portfolio of roughly 150+/- donors. This opportunity is ideal for ‘people persons’ who find fulfillment in genuine whole-hearted human connection. You will work to establish authentic relationships with your portfolio and with that, strive to establish a lifetime of loyalty and support so that KUOW has the financial resources needed to deliver the important news, information, and facts that our listeners depend on. The ideal candidate for this position is eager to do great work, charismatic and enjoys meeting new people and developing trusting relationships with them. Open Until Filled. AA/EOE. Do not apply to KUOW directly.

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  • Institutional Giving Officer

    KUOW is looking for an extraordinary researcher, writer, and connector to serve as our first-ever Institutional Giving Officer. The successful candidate will have successfully written winning proposals which led to 6-7 figure donations from corporations, foundations, and/or government organizations. In this role, you will identify, cultivate, and solicit multi-year commitments from institutions who share not just our values but our drive to have meaningful impact on the land we share. The job will be responsible for the creation and management of a well-coordinated, strategic development plan to cultivate and solicit support from institutions in our listening area and beyond, one which aligns with KUOW’s strategic plans. This position works to establish long-term partnerships, strengthen existing relationships, and initiate new connections with like-minded socially responsible organizations. Open until filled. Do not apply directly to KUOW. AA/EOE.

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  • Product Manager, Digital Media Products

    We have an outstanding opportunity for a Product Manager, Digital Media Products to be responsible for building digital media solutions through the adoption and provision of digital technologies that support our strategic business plan and fulfill our mission. Working within KUOW’s new Digital Products division the Product Manager, Digital Media Products is responsible for understanding, identifying, and documenting business needs and developing creative solutions to transform KUOW into a digital media powerhouse. Open until filled. Do not apply directly to KUOW. AA/EOE.

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  • Editor

    You are an editor and news leader 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. You are a manager who supports and challenges your employees to do their greatest work. Open Until Filled. AA/EOE. Do not apply to KUOW directly.

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  • Project & Production Officer, Philanthropy

    KUOW is hiring for a new and critically important role, Project & Production Officer, Philanthropy. The optimal candidate for this role is supportive, intuitive, and a thoughtful collaborator. They have an inquisitive mind and top notch set of values, which include earning trust, being curious, having courage, and acting in service. The primary duty of KUOW’s Project & Production Officer, Philanthropy is to support the fundraising efforts of our Philanthropy team. The Officer serves as an ambassador with the other many units of KUOW, while producing intimate events for a small but mighty audience of highly valued supporters and donors. The Officer, using their design and marketing skills, will explore, identify, test, and implement enhancements to the way we go about our work in philanthropy. The goal is to lead us toward greater efficiency and productivity, while supporting each member of the team creatively. Along the way, you will build tools and resources that will improve our performance as a team. You may have a breadth of experience in any number of fields - marketing, fundraising, administration, teaching, real estate, finance. There is endless potential to succeed in this role, especially if you enjoy connecting, creating, and collaborating with a diverse universe of doers and thinkers. Open until filled. Do not apply directly to KUOW. AA/EOE.

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  • Program Producer, RadioActive Youth Media

    KUOW has an exciting opportunity for a RadioActive Youth Media Program Producer to lead our youth community programming – engaging young people from diverse communities to discover public radio journalism and gain the skills to create their own audio stories. The ideal candidate for this position has experience in both youth development and media production, is passionate about providing opportunities for underserved youth to make their voices heard, and finds joy in building relationships and sharing skills. They will build and maintain community partnerships and programs, manage educational program development and delivery, and help to create a safe and supportive space for young people at RadioActive. Open until filled. Do not apply to KUOW directly. AA/EOE.

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  • Digital Community Outreach Coordinator

    KUOW has an outstanding opportunity for a Digital Community Outreach Coordinator who will connect communities in the Puget Sound region to KUOW's newsroom and support KUOW in producing holistic, inclusive, and community-informed journalism. This position will develop digital engagement strategies to identify and cultivate stories or reporting topics from the community, analyze and engage with conversations happening in digital spaces, and build new audiences through digital engagements. The ideal candidate for this position is someone with deep knowledge and/or curiosity of the culture, challenges, industries, politics, and communities of Washington State. They should be highly comfortable using digital engagement tools and database systems, and love leveraging digital platforms to facilitate connections and build trust. Open until filled. Do not apply directly to KUOW. AA/EOE.

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  • Digital Fundraising Officer

    KUOW is seeking the talents of a Digital Fundraising Officer to manage and oversee strategies and tactics to engage with KUOW listeners and members on digital platforms. The ideal candidate for this position is passionate about driving meaningful results, a hunger to continue learning in the ever-changing digital world, the ability to think critically and solve problems, a passion for helping teammates succeed, and an earnest desire to change the world. Open until filled. Do not apply directly to KUOW. AA/EOE.

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