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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

PRODUCER 3 – TALK SHOW

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

19909 (NE S SAG-AFTRA)

CLASS SERIES CONCEPT

Produce talk/web segments for KUOW’s daily news magazines. This is the second level in a two-level series; the preceding level is Producer 2 – 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, produce local news segments and assist in managing the editorial process for broadcast in KUOW’s daily news magazines. Coach and direct production team to deliver segments on a daily basis.

Seek out new voices to appear on air, develop local sources, and work with Supervising Producer to conceptualize and plan long-term and special coverage. Develop pitches and research topics.

Edit Producer and Host content for broadcast as assigned.

Interact with audience via social media platforms; may develop and write online posts and broadcast spots of program content.

Serve as a first-responder in breaking news situations that my require evening and weekend work.

TYPICAL WORK

Typical working titles: “Producer,” “Talk Show Producer” or “Producer 3 – Talk Show”;

Seek out new voices to appear on air, develop local sources;

Work with Supervising Producer to conceptualize and plan long-term and special coverage;

Edit Producer and Host content for broadcast as assigned;

Develop pitches and research topics;

Coach and direct production team to deliver segments on a daily basis;

Serve as a first-responder in breaking news situations that my require evening and weekend work;

Interact with audience via social media platforms;

May develop and write online posts and broadcast spots of program content;

As needed, perform the work of a Producer 2 – Talk Show, including

  • 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 introductions 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 three years of professional broadcast journalism experience of increasing responsibility with a background in talk programming and radio production or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Requires knowledge of professional broadcast and journalistic standards and practices.

CIVIL SERVICE EXEMPTION

Public information.

CLASS SPECIFICATION HISTORY

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