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

Payroll Title Producer Radio Executive
Typical Responsibilities

Leads program staff in the production of high quality in-depth news. Provides editorial and technical continuity among all segments of KUOW radio's news and informational programming.Manages editorial planning and coverage of news, public affairs and cultural issues as relevant to assigned program. Supervises production of daily talk program, performs as program host, does interviews as needed, and directs assigned production staff.Assigns and edits news reports and interviews by KUOW staff reporters and articulates station's editorial policies and guidelines. Works closely with reporting staff on the development of feature and investigative news reports and series. Participates in production of special reports and remotes. Works with reporting staff to evaluate tools necessary for news coverage, including research, source and technical needs. Develops priorities and strategic plans for news coverage in coordination with the News Director. Assists Program Director in managing and allocating program resources, and in the planning and implementation of program services. Represents station to external constituencies.

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

Senior Host, News Director, Senior Editor.

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 4:10:04 PM