University of Washington, Bothell
Salary and benefits are compet
Alternate Work Shift
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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, 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 an Afternoon Board Operator.
Reporting to the Senior Announcer, the Afternoon Board Operator performs daily board shift including board operation and automation.
Duties & Responsibilities:
• Serves as both technical and on-air engineer for assigned shift, managing broadcast board operation and making on-air announcements such as weather, time, emergency alerts, etc. 65%
• Operate multiple computers using software such as AudioVault and NewsBoss for use in broadcast. 8%
• Monitors KUOW communications and newswires, NPR and other sources for updates to programs, breaking news and technical issues. 5%
• Monitors social feeds, changing traffic and weather and offers updates to News Host. 10%
• Provides production support including, but not limited to, screening and connecting public audience calls for on-air interviews; assisting with on-air fundraising preparation. 3%
• Backs up other shifts when needed. 2%
• Assists with Public Radio Program Distribution system using Content Depot, PRX, FTP, in conjunction with AudioVault and NewsBoss. 5%
• Performs other duties as assigned. 2%
• Bachelor’s degree in related field.
• A minimum of one year of professional broadcast experience with a background in production, engineering or on-air hosting.
• Audio engineering skills and a knowledge of professional broadcast standards and practices.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
• Familiarity with tracking news and weather over various platforms.
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.
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A regional, metropolitan university With more than 5,000 students and 45 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, the University of Washington Bothell is the fastest-growing four-year public university in the state of Washington. For more than 25 years, UW Bothell has fulfilled its mandate to provide access and opportunity to students from North King and Snohomish counties and across the state of Washington. UW Bothell: A national reputation For two years in a row (2014-15), the University of Washington Bothell has been ranked No. 1 in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest, according to Money magazine. In 2015, Money ranked UW Bothell No. 36 in its overall list of best colleges. Read the Money magazine story. Washington Monthly ranked UW Bothell no. 13 in the nation in the “best bang for the buck” category. UW Bothell is gaining a national reputation for its STEM program. Money magazine has listed UW Bothell third on its national list of “25 great, accessible colleges for aspiring scientists and engineers”