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University of Washington
Professional Staff Payroll Title Series Descriptor
Human Resources Compensation Office

Payroll Title Producer - Radio
Typical Responsibilities

Produces daily talk or "magazine" radio programming and contributes to editorial process for KUOW radio. Researches and identifies stories for broadcast based on mission, goals and priorities. Contacts and books guests. Provides hosts and interviewers with background research. Provides program production technical assistance. Directs or call-screens as assigned. Presents content suggestions for evaluation. Gathers, writes, produces and edits feature-length reports and occasional news spots or wraps as assigned by News Director. Performs all aspects of live or automated daily board shift including combo board operation, announcing, and newscasting.Helps train part-time production assistants and performs occasional on-air work.

Supervisory Responsibility

Direct supervision of staff is not required within this series.

Overtime Eligibility

FLSA overtime status is based on the position's duties and responsibilities, and whether or not the position's gross salary is less than the federal FLSA salary basis test or the Washington state salary basis test, whichever is higher. Please visit the Compensation website for current information on FLSA overtime eligibility.

Professional Staff Exemption

Public Information: Managerial or professional level positions having substantial responsibility for planning and directing the development and communication of information designed to keep the public informed of the institution's programs, accomplishments, and point of view. Individuals exercise discretion in determining content of written copy. Other duties may include creating ideas, laying out artwork, contacting media representatives, and representing the institution directly before the general public.

Sample Working Titles

Talk Show Producer, Reporter, Announcer.

Alternative Payroll Titles



This payroll title series is limited to positions at the KUOW radio station.

Payroll title descriptors provide a general idea of the type of work performed by jobs assigned to payroll titles in a series. Descriptors do not and are not intended to represent all possible positions in the payroll title series. Payroll title and grade assignments for a professional staff position are based on its position-specific job description (see Professional Staff Position Description form).

Descriptor version date: 5/3/2012 4:09:54 PM