KUOW Seeks Immigration Reporter

Oct 5, 2018

  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 a more informed public. Our vision is to broaden conversations and deepen understanding.

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 Immigration Reporter. Reporting to a KUOW Editor, the Immigration Reporter reports and produces immigration pieces for broadcast and web. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Identify and craft deeply reported audio and digital feature-length stories and news spots on the immigration beat. 50% 

• Present and discuss reporting on KUOW newscasts and talk shows. 25% 

• Actively engage with social media and source networks as a reporting and distribution tool. 10% 

• Work closely with editors and content producers in creating plans that articulate a vision and strategy for coverage of a beat. 15% 


• Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field and three years of professional journalism experience. 

• Background in news writing, radio production, and audio editing software. 

• Track record of producing stories with impact. 

• Self-starter with proven ability to meet deadlines and check facts. 

• Impeccable journalistic integrity and editorial judgment. 

• Ability to manage several projects concurrently. 

• Record of filing stories with NPR or other national radio producers. 

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team. 

• Ability to professionally represent the station. 

• Familiarity with and appreciation for public radio style programming. 

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


• Spanish language proficiency. 

• Public radio experience. 

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, 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 an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.