|Date Posted||June 29, 2020|
|Job Status||Not Specified|
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.
KUOW strives to be the finest possible provider of news—both from within our region and beyond. To help in this mission, KUOW has an outstanding opportunity for a local Morning Edition Senior Producer. Reporting to the Morning Editor, the Senior Producer assists in managing editorial process and produces local news segments for broadcast in KUOW daily news magazines.
Duties & Responsibilities
• Working closely with the News Host, leads the editing and production function of the daily news magazine team. 30%
• Direct and coach production team in the delivery of news segments. 5%
• Responsible for monitoring sources such as wires and social media for breaking news. 20%
• Responsible for editing, rewriting, and reviewing content by reporters and producers for newscasts. 10%
• Seeks out new voices to appear on air, and develops local and national contacts for breaking news sources. Gather sound and conduct interviews. 13%
• Strategic planning for future coverage. 5%
• Conducts research, pre-interviews and books guests for News Host. Write News Host introductions and interview questions. 5%
• Serve as "first responder" in breaking news stories that may require extended working hours. 5%
• Works with host to develop and write online posts that are updated regularly. 5%
• Performs other duties as assigned. 2%
• Functional supervision of interns and volunteers
• Bachelor’s degree in journalism or similar field.
• Four years of professional journalism experience of increasing responsibility, preferably with background in writing for talk programming and radio production.
• Demonstrated news judgment and ability to prioritize coverage.
• Excellent written and verbal skills, ability to write and produce effectively under deadline.
• Demonstrated high productivity and knowledge of professional broadcast and journalistic standards and practices.
• Knowledge of current events and Northwest issues.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team, ability to professionally represent the station.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.