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KUOW is the Puget Sound Region's NPR-affiliated public radio service for local, regional, national and international news, information and cultural programming. We 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. The mission of KUOW is to create and serve an informed publicone 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.
KUOW's intent is to be the finest possible provider of news from both within and beyond our region. By doing so, we hope to enable our audience to be better citizens of the world and participants in our local community. We intend to push hard with ever better local/regional coverage: deeper reporting, broader reach and inclusiveness, and to establish emotional connections that resonate and connect citizens. By helping the citizens of the Puget Sound enrich their personal truths, tempered through the perspectives of their fellow citizens, KUOW works to bind us together through common understanding rather than rend us. To help in this mission KUOW has an outstanding opportunity for a Director of Community Engagement to strengthen and deepen KUOW relationships and relevance by connecting KUOW to people, resources and organizations within the Puget Sound region.
Reporting to the Chief Content Officer, the job duties include:
Develops engagement activities which heighten the visibility, presence and position of KUOW as an essential community resource and a convener of discussions on community-based solutions. 30%
Builds connections to KUOW by engaging community leaders, potential partners and collaborators to foster community building through long-term partnerships. Identifies and establishes partnerships that will reach new and underserved audiences through outreach programs, events and online activities. Positions KUOW as a catalyst for community dialogue and change through strategic outreach campaigns. 30%
Works with Senior Editorial Staff to foster engagement strategies within the content division. 10%
Works with the Chief Marketing Officer to create and manage a comprehensive engagement communications strategy with message continuity across KUOW departments and throughout the Puget Sound region. 5%
Develops engagement plans and evaluates proposed projects to assure they are aligned with, and support, the station's Strategic Business Plan.5%
Leverages KUOW programming to provide opportunities for communities in the Puget Sound to participate in KUOW-produced events and activities. 5%
Establishes a Community Engagement training program to reach new voices and partners in the community.5%
Supervises Community Engagement Producers and Event Manager.5%
Creates program performance measurements against specific outcomes and benchmarks to assess the effectiveness of outreach activities and programs. 2.5%
Performs other duties as assigned. 2.5%
Supervises full time employees, Events and Sponsorship Managers and Executive Producer, Community Engagement.
Bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, or a related field.
At least 3 years' experience in community building and outreach and/or experience organizing and overseeing event/forum activities
Demonstrated high-quality written and verbal communication skills including digital communications, knowledge of constructing questionnaires and using research tools
Marketing, public speaking and/or presentation experience
Demonstrated ability to identify key issues of small and large communities
Must be able to work independently and in a team and have the ability to work a varied schedule when required.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Familiarity with nonprofit environment or public radio programming highly desirable.
Conditions of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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