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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

SHOW HOST

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

11242 (E S SAG-AFTRA)

CLASS SERIES CONCEPT

Serve as primary on-air voice for a specific show providing daily news and magazine programming on KUOW radio. This is a single-class series.

BASIC FUNCTION

Serve as primary on-air voice for a daily newsmagazine. Research, write and deliver live and recorded interviews and reports in a credible, polished and conversational manner.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under the supervision of the Director of New Content and Innovation, propose, prepare and conduct interviews, originate reports; write and produce field segments; maintain current knowledge of local, national and international news; cultivate local, regional, national, and international sources. Develop and write online posts and articles.

Work jointly with Supervising Producer and Director of New Content and Innovation on programming ideas and long-range editorial planning. Provide input and feedback on selection of guests to ensure quality of interviewees.

Participate in regular review of program performance in consultation with Director of New Content and Innovation. ;

Serve as a “first-responder” in breaking news situations that may require early morning, evening and/or weekend work.

Serve as a public representative for KUOW, making public appearances on behalf of the station as assigned and interacting with the audience via social media platforms.

TYPICAL WORK

Typical working titles are “Host” or “Show Host”;

Propose, prepare and conduct interviews;

Originate reports; write and produce field segments;

Maintain current knowledge of local, national and international news;

Cultivate local, regional, national, and international sources;

Work jointly with Supervising Producer and Director of New Content and Innovation on programming ideas and long-range editorial planning;

Provide input and feedback on selection of guests to ensure quality of interviewees;

Participate in regular review of program performance in consultation with Director of New Content and Innovation;

Develop and write online posts and articles;

Serve as a “first-responder” in breaking news situations that may require early morning, evening and/or weekend work;

Interact with audience via social media platforms;

Serve as public representative for KUOW, making public appearances on behalf of the station as assigned;

Perform other occasional on-air work including hosting and on-air fundraising; and

Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree and five years professional broadcast experience or equivalent combination of education/experience, with a background in news and public affairs production management and on-air hosting, including specific position requirements relating to hosting, news writing, radio production and audio editing.

Requires knowledge of professional broadcast and journalistic standards and practices.

CLASS SERVICE EXEMPTION

Public information.

CLASS SPECIFICATION HISTORY

New to SAG-AFTRA 05-01-19 per PERC Case No. 129900-E-17.