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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

PRODUCER/HOST – COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

11261 (E S SAG-AFTRA)

CLASS SERIES CONCEPT

Produce multimedia content for KUOW radio programming including broadcast audio, web content, video, podcasts and events and hosts or moderates discussions in the community. This is a single-class series.

BASIC FUNCTION

Responsible for creating multiplatform content found within the community and developing a community engagement “beat” that will get the community involved in coverage of the news and in conversation about the news. Lead KUOW Public Radio to join, enable, curate and listen to community conversations for the goal of better journalism.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under the supervision of and working with the Director of Community Engagement, identify and cultivate partners and stories within the community, with a commitment to amplifying underrepresented voices. Engage community members in person, on social media and via online interaction. Lead, co-host and/or moderate community discussions.

Pitch community engagement stories for on-air, online and/or face-to-face engagements, and produce original content for all platforms relating to engagement (on-air, online, in-person events).

Hosts and moderates events in the community and serves as an external personality of KUOW. Moderates and facilitates discussions in the community with various groups and KUOW staff.

Serve as a back-up on-air host, as needed.

TYPICAL WORK

Typical working title is “Producer/Host – Community Engagement”;

Work with the Director of Community Engagement to identify and cultivate partners and stories within the community, with a commitment to amplifying underrepresented voices;

Engage community members in person, on social media and via online interaction;

Be the liaison between community engagement and the newsroom/local content staff;

Pitch community engagement stories for on-air, online and/or face-to-face engagements;

Produce original content for all platforms relating to engagement (on-air, online, in-person events);

Lead and/or co-host community discussions;

Build new audience through on-air, online and in-person events;

Conduct outreach for and participate in community forums, panels, roundtables, and meetings;

Work with Social Media Producer to explore new social tools and engagement techniques;

Network with colleagues leading engagement efforts in other newsrooms around the Puget Sound region; and

Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, or a related field and five years' work experience or equivalent combination of education/experience.

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.