Program Manager, KUOW's RadioActive Youth Media

Contact Name: 
Lila Lakehart
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Job Location: 
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio, 4518 University Way NE (across from UW campus)
Position Description: 
RADIOACTIVE MENTOR KUOW’s RadioActive Youth Media program ( is seeking multiple Mentors to work in our introductory, advanced, and community radio storytelling workshops for young people. This is a Non-Permanent, Hourly position and hours will vary. Once hired, mentors will sign up to work in RadioActive workshops offered throughout the year. Mentors are paid for prep and training in addition to program hours. Hourly wage is $22-$26/hour depending on experience level. RadioActive Mentors mentor youth one-on-one or in small groups to produce multimedia content for KUOW’s broadcast and Web platforms, and support workshops and activities that introduce youth to storytelling, journalism, and multimedia production. Workshops take place both in person and online. Our ideal candidate is driven to provide opportunities for underserved youth to make their voices heard. They find joy in building relationships, sharing skills, and producing multimedia content, and are passionate about helping young people thrive in a safe and supportive space. Open until filled. CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS: • High school diploma. At least one year of journalism or media experience, preferably in audio, radio or podcasting. At least one year of experience working with young people. Volunteer experience is acceptable. Equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements. • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team that includes young people in lead roles. • Cultural competence and ability to work successfully with diverse groups of people, including people of color, LGBTQ people, financially insecure people, immigrants, religious minorities, and others whose perspectives are underrepresented in the media. PREFERENCE FOR CANDIDATES WITH: • At least 3-5 years of experience teaching or facilitating programs for teenagers and/or young adults. Must enjoy working with youth in an environment of discovery. • Previous experience in radio production with a knowledge of professional broadcast standards and practices. • Proficiency in Adobe Audition or an equivalent non-linear audio editing program. • Strong conflict negotiation and collaborative skills. • Previous race and social justice training. A willingness to engage in personal and organizational reflection, critical dialogue and growth around issues of race and other oppressions. • Track record of producing stories with impact. Passion and gift for storytelling. COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND RACIAL EQUITY KUOW and the University of Washington are equal opportunity employers. KUOW is dedicated to building a culturally diverse staff and creating a working environment that promotes racial equity and inclusiveness. We believe attracting and retaining diverse staff is crucial to serving our community and fulfilling our mission. Women, Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC), LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities and veterans are highly encouraged to apply.
Job Type: 
Target Audience: 
Undergraduate Students
Undergraduate Alumni
Graduate Alumni
Master in Teaching Alumni (certified teachers)
Graduate Students
Master in Teaching Students
Application Deadline Date: 
Friday, November 25, 2022