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University of Washington

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University of Washington

Location Seattle, Washington, United States

Salary Not specified

Job type Employee

Category Administrative / Office,Arts / Entertainment / Media,Health Care,Management / Executive,Non-Profit / Fundraising

Job status N/A

Posted on Feb 12, 2018

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ONLINE MANAGING EDITOR Req #: ****** Department: KUOW / PSPR Job Location: Other Location Job Location Detail: U District Posting Date: 02/09/2018 Closing Info: Closes On 02/15/2018 Salary:

Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Shift: First Shift 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. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a Great College to Work For for four consecutive years.

KUOW is the Puget Sound Regions NPR-affiliated public radio service for local, regional, national and international news, information and cultural programming. We serve more than one million users monthly: on-air, online, live streaming and on demand. KUOW operates four broadcast frequencies in Seattle and Western Washington State and produces discrete content services on an additional two HD channels. The mission of KUOW is to create and serve an informed publicone challenged and invigorated by an understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and cultures.

The station is licensed to the University of Washington, which is assisted in its operation and management by Puget Sound Public Radio, a private nonprofit corporation established in 1999 and governed by a community board.

KUOWs intent is to be the finest possible provider of news from both within and beyond our region. By doing so, we hope to enable our audience to be better citizens of the world and participants in our local community. We intend to push hard with ever better local/regional coverage: deeper reporting, broader reach and inclusiveness, and to establish emotional connections that resonate and connect citizens. By helping the citizens of the Puget Sound enrich their personal truths, tempered through the perspectives of their fellow citizens, KUOW works to bind us together through common understanding rather than rend us. To help in this mission KUOW has an outstanding opportunity for an Online Managing Editor to lead the digital content strategy for KUOWs newsroom. As the visionary and steward for how we present our journalism for online and mobile audiences, the Online Managing Editor works with the News Director to make ******** the top of mind news source in the Puget Sound region and works with the News Director and Managing Producer to conceptualize a sophisticated digital strategy for KUOW content and then leads the team in executing that strategy.


Reports to the News Director with a dotted line to the Managing Producer

Works alongside the Editors and Assignment Editor in broadcast to develop and direct all digital manifestations of our regional news coverage, to include ********, social media, podcasts, streaming audio, and future mobile products.

Works with the News Director and Community Engagement Director to identify opportunities to engage with the KUOW audience in the community, online and over social media.

Participates in daily and long-term coverage planning meetings. Articulates and executes the digital coverage plan.

Tracks trends and innovation, collaborating with all newsroom staff to understand how to integrate new tools and practices in ways that advance KUOWs mission and brand.

Serves as primary digital advocate, continually presenting content makers with feedback and opportunities to grow our digital audience.

Responsible for making sure ******** is populated with fresh and new content daily.

Recruits, mentors, coaches and leads professional development for digital team.

Supervises online editors, web producers, social media producers and photojournalists; responsible for conducting annual reviews.

Requirements include:

- Bachelors degree in journalism, digital media, or a related field.

- 5-7 years of experience in digital media or journalism

- Experience managing a team; in particular, experience coaching and mentoring broadcast or print reporters in best practices for digital journalism

- Demonstrated impeccable news judgment

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational skills, and a demonstrated ability to multi-task

- Experience and success directing the development of multimedia content such as video, audio, and social media graphics

- Demonstrated understanding of mobile platforms and a deep understanding of audience behavior in the mobile space.

- Demonstrated understanding of and experience with content management systems, web development, and web design

- Knowledge of and a commitment to the mission of public radio journalism

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


- Public Media Experience

- Knowledge of and passion for the Puget Sound region

Conditions of Employment:

Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.

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.

Application Process:

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, Criminal Conviction History, 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.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at ************ / ************ (tty) or **********. Apply for this job


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