News Director

Seattle , WA

Application Deadline: Sunday, May 19, 2019


KNKX is seeking their next News Director. KNKX has served the Pacific Northwest since 1966, providing news and arts coverage for a rapidly expanding Puget Sound region.


The News Director oversees KNKX’s news-gathering efforts, providing timely, high-quality news and feature coverage. This includes daily news and ongoing enterprise coverage. The News Director also acts as the executive producer for KNKX’s weekly news-feature program, Sound Effect, and supervises KNKX’s news reporters, hosts and producers. This position reports to the Director of Content and works closely with that individual to ensure effective communication and coordination among the senior management team. Also works closely with the Digital Content Manager and the Director of Music Content on cross platform content and programming.



KNKX has offices in downtown Seattle, and in Tacoma, and is part of a vibrant and beautiful area that is rich in artistic, cultural, sports and outdoor activities. KNKX is an ambassador for jazz and blues, and a vital source of quality, noncommercial news, including NPR and regional coverage. KNKX is funded by a loyal community of listeners who raised over $7 million in 137 days in 2016 to save the station and transition it to an independent license. KNKX’s signal covers Western Washington reaching 375,000 listeners weekly. In addition, KNKX and its 24-hour jazz stream, Jazz24, reach 350,000 listeners every month online.



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Apply by May 19th.


KNKX is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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