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Where youth voice is expected and respected

KUOW, licensed to the University of Washington, is the Puget Sound Region’s NPR-affiliated public radio service delivering local, regional, national and international news, information and cultural programming. With an audience of over one million users each month, KUOW’s mission is to create and serve an informed public—one challenged and invigorated by an understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and cultures.

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 Radioactive Youth Media Senior Producer. Reporting to the Community Engagement Director, the Senior Producer administers and manages KUOW’s RadioActive Youth Media program to ensure its ongoing success in introducing youth to public radio journalism; provides editorial oversight for youth produced content on all of KUOW’s public facing platforms.



• Program administration and management: Responsible for ensuring RadioActive priorities and programs are implemented in a teamwork environment. Set goals and work tasks for team members, convene regular team meetings, and assess team progress towards goals. Exercise independent judgment and decision making in identifying and implementing RadioActive program priorities on an ongoing basis. Ensures RadioActive program activities conform to KUOW, University, ethical and legal standards. (20%)

• Editorial Direction: Oversees the editorial process and assigns youth-produced content for publication on all of KUOW’s public facing platforms (including broadcast, online, mobile, and social). Ensures that all RadioActive content meet KUOW’s editorial, ethical and technical standards. Recruits qualified editors to work with youth, ensures established youth development practices are followed, and provides functional oversight of their work with youth. (20%)

• Supervision: Supervises fulltime permanent staff and part-time temporary staff. Works with staff to set goals, provides professional development and assesses performance. Recruits diverse candidates to open positions and ensures hiring process follows all KUOW, UW and legal requirements. Supervises and provides ongoing mentorship for youth volunteers in Advanced Programs. (15%)

• Strategic leadership: Coordinates and facilitates yearly strategic planning sessions for the RadioActive program involving RadioActive staff, KUOW staff and youth participants in order to identify strategic orientation and priorities. On an ongoing basis, identifies areas for increased service, improved resource management and improved organizational performance. (5%)

• Financial management: Develops the annual RadioActive budget in compliance with KUOW policies and procedures and manages RadioActive spending throughout the year. Ensures correct payments to youth contributors. (5%)

• Curriculum Development: Draws on youth development and journalism knowledge in order to write curricula for RadioActive Intro to Journalism workshops. Ensures that workshops meet Youth Program Quality standards. (20%)

• Instruction: Presents and facilitates workshops for youth on journalism, storytelling and technical broadcast skills. (10%)

• Fundraising support: Provides case building narratives, documentation and statistics to staff responsible for RadioActive fundraising efforts. Produces live fundraising broadcast segments.  (2%)

• External relationships: Public presentations about RadioActive and KUOW. Identifies and builds collaboration opportunities in the youth development and public media sectors. (2%)

• Supports station-wide efforts to improve organizational diversity. (1%)

• Supervises RadioActive Program Producer, RadioActive Associate Producer, and hourly staff which may include minors.

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