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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

PRODUCER 2 - TALK SHOW

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

19906 (NE S SAG-AFTRA)

CLASS SERIES CONCEPT

Produce talk/web segments for KUOW’s daily news magazines. This is the first level in a two-level series; the next level is Producer 3 – Talk Show.

BASIC FUNCTION

Produce multimedia content for KUOW radio programming with a focus on daily news talk shows including broadcast audio, web content, video, podcasts and events.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under the supervision of a Senior Managing Producer, contribute to production of KUOW daily news magazines. Track news, research topics and pitch segment ideas based on KUOW editorial priorities. Write host copy and interview questions, and publish online content, possibly including social media posts. Gather sound and produce interviews in the field as assigned.

Pre-interview and book guests, provide host with background research, and direct or call-screen the live program segments as assigned.

Write host copy and interview questions. Publish online content, possibly including social media posts.

TYPICAL WORK

Track news, research topics and pitch segment ideas based on KUOW editorial priorities;

Pre-interview and book guests, provide host with background research;

Write host copy and interview questions;

Publish online content, possibly including social media posts.

Gather sound and produce interviews in the field as assigned;

Direct or call-screen the live program segments as assigned; and

Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree and two years of professional broadcast journalism experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

CIVIL SERVICE EXEMPTION

Public information.

CLASS SPECIFICATION HISTORY

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