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Act on your passion for public radio!

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

  • Supervising Producer

    You’re 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’d love to meet you. Competitive salary.

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  • 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 KUOW.org 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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  • Morning Edition Senior Producer

    You are an experienced producer with a voracious hunger and deep curiosity about local news—someone who understands how to quickly produce breaking news that is accurate and also book and produce local interviews that deepen the listener’s understanding of current events. You’re always ready to hop on the phone with a stranger or pursue the perfect guest with DMs, voicemails, LinkedIn messages, and email. You are a great writer. You are a self-starter. You like working with a team. You support your colleagues and provide honest feedback. You meet your deadlines. You always ask how the newscasts and local elements of Morning Edition could be even better and consider tactics to do just that. You consider how local content from the Morning Edition broadcast can be maximized for web, social media and KUOW podcasts.

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  • Marketing Communications Manager

    KUOW has an exciting opportunity for a Marketing Communications Manager to develop digital marketing content across the organization – finding better ways to engage existing and new audiences in order to make KUOW a brand more people love every day. The ideal candidate for this position is excellent writer and content creator, who can wear many hats to strategize and collaborate with diverse teams and is highly comfortable with digital marketing tools. This position will lead communications projects with various teams and develop content for a wide variety of projects including: podcast launches, digital advertising campaigns, social media campaigns, email marketing and fundraising campaigns, KUOW email newsletters, major donor appeals, press releases, and much, much more.

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  • Senior Director, Digital Product

    KUOW invites you to create and lead a new division as Senior Director of Digital Product. You are an expert in leveraging digital technology for the public good. The work will be fast-paced and varied, starting with you building a team of product champions for content, philanthropy, sponsorship sales and marketing. You will be customer-centric, translating priorities into deliverables from external vendors and building customized solutions. Join us to inspire and lead a digital strategy that will advance KUOW’s mission.

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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. The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

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