News Director


News Director

Seattle, WA

KUOW is looking for an experienced journalist with a proven track record of managing a newsroom to be their next News Director.  The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing a 20+ person newsroom and leading bold new initiatives that continue to grow our position as one of the top news outlets in the region.  You must be a seasoned news professional who is excited about, and already engaged in, creating the future of journalism on all platforms.

KUOW is the Puget Sound Region’s NPR-affiliated public radio service for local, regional, national and international news, information and cultural programming.  They serve more than one million users monthly: on-air, online, live streaming and on demand.  KUOW operates four broadcast frequencies in Seattle and Western Washington State and produces discrete content services on an additional two HD channels. KUOW has the 6th-largest news room among individual stations in the public radio system. The mission of KUOW is to create and serve an informed public—one challenged and invigorated by an understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and cultures.  The station is licensed to the University of Washington, which is assisted in its operation and management by Puget Sound Public Radio, a private nonprofit corporation established in 1999 and governed by a community board.

Together the staff and management of KUOW have created the profile of the ideal candidate for the News Director position. They will consider candidates who most clearly demonstrate those skills and attributes. For a detailed listing, please visit the posting at



KUOW is being assisted in this search by Livingston Associates.  Inquiries are welcome with Livingston Associates. For consideration, please visit the job posting and apply online at

Apply by July 31, 2017


The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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  • Julie Anderson
    published this page in Job Board 2017-07-21 13:35:12 -0400