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As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio is Seattle’s NPR news station. We are an independent, nonprofit news organization producing award-winning journalism, podcasts, and events in service to the 3.9 million people in our coverage area. As a self-sustaining service of the University of Washington, our mission is to create and serve a more informed public.
We have an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant News Director to serve as the 2nd leader of the newsroom staff and the key deputy in leading our news team into the next phase of growth and excellence. As the primary support of the KUOW News Director, they help lead our day-to-day and collaborative work. The Assistant News Director serves as a key leader in hiring our next team of journalists and in transitioning them into success at KUOW.
The Assistant News Director will take responsibility for supervising our Drivetime shows and staff while balancing the day-to-day priorities of the team, as directed by the News Director. They will also serve as the primary liaison for hiring and new staff onboarding.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
•Assists News Director in managing day to day news content assignments and production and ensures that such content is consistent with the mission, goals and editorial policies of the station. 40% •Supervises selected hosts, producers and contract staff and conducts annual performance evaluations. 20% •Assists News Director in managing spot and vacation schedules 5%. •Assists News Director in evaluating pitches and stories from freelancers, RadioActive producers, and others 5%. •Helps lead hiring and onboarding process for the newsroom.10% •Assists in collaborative projects across KUOW.10% •Assists in newsroom staff development, including identifying needs, mentorship and training opportunities. 10%
Position reports to the News Director
Supervision of selected hosts and producers
•Bachelor's degree in a related field and 4 years of journalism experience to include news and/or editorial supervisory experience •Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion •Demonstrated organizational and leadership abilities. •Knowledge of professional journalistic standards and practices
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
• Broadcast and digital journalism experience. • Public Media experience.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND RACIAL EQUITY
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. Women, Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC), LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities and veterans are highly encouraged to apply.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
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.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.