Job Description:

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. Black, Indigenous, and people of color, women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans and people with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

KUOW has 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. 


Identify and craft deeply reported audio and digital stories.

Produce scoops.

Contribute news reports to daily newscasts and drivetimes.

Appear on KUOW talk shows and at live events to present and discuss reporting.

Actively engage with social media and source networks as a reporting and distribution tool.

Meet daily filing schedule that may require occasional evening and weekend work.

Work closely with editors and content producers in creating plans that articulate a vision and strategy for coverage of a beat.

Perform other duties as assigned.


Position reports to Assignment Editor.

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree and three years of professional broadcast journalism experience including specific position requirements relating to news writing, radio production and audio editing; or equivalent combination of education/experience.
  • Impeccable journalistic integrity and editorial judgment.
  • Ability to manage several projects concurrently.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team and 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.

Job Location: 
Seattle, WA
United States
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Full time
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