Race/Immigration Producer

KCTS 9 - Seattle, WA (30+ days ago)

Cascade Public Media is hiring a Race/Immigration Producer to craft video and multimedia stories about issues surrounding race and immigration in Seattle, Puget Sound and the Pacific Northwest. The ideal candidate approaches the work with a deep understanding of communities of color, immigrant and refugee communities, the historical and systemic roots of inequity, race- and immigration-related policy, and the civil rights and social justice movements. The producer will work with a team of seasoned journalists, video producers, social media wizards and web developers to make KCTS 9 public television and its sister organization Crosscut essential sources of news, analysis and perspective for the region.

Qualified applicants please apply here.

I. Planning

Conduct in-depth research/interviews to develop enterprising story ideas on various topics
Pitch video stories and multimedia projects that engage digital and broadcast audiences
Manage pre-production planning and logistics
Work with executive editor and/or senior producers to determine the content and focus of projects
Engage in ongoing survey of the digital and broadcast video landscape to inspire innovation

II. Content and program production

Produce journalistic, documentary-style videos that are informative and engaging
Work independently, as well as part of a team, to complete video/multimedia projects
Serve as primary or secondary photographer in the field
Collect and manage media assets for video/multimedia projects
Write video scripts and web articles
Record voice-over narration
Act as primary video editor or work with internal/external editors, depending on the project
Assist web editors with development additional web assets and publishing

III. Coordinate

Coordinate additional media acquisition and rights
Organize and deliver relevant materials to Marketing & Communications and Digital publishing departments
Collaborate with graphic design department to build animation and other assets
Assist in training and supervising interns
Secure releases
Maintain social media presence and respond to audience feedback
Assist in media management and maintaining media asset archives
Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice


Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or related field or equivalent experience strongly preferred
Minimum of five years of video producing/multimedia/journalism experience; ability to produce text, video and digital content strongly preferred
Demonstrates excellent content judgment; possess journalistic reporting skills; and facility with an array of multimedia storytelling tools and techniques
Experience with Canon C100, C300, Canon 5D dSLR, Adobe CC/Premiere Pro strongly preferred
Ability to both self-generate creative projects and work with restrictions to meet very specific project/initiative needs
Production experience using social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter
Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
Demonstrated ability to uphold high ethical standards of journalism
Fluency in a second language a plus


Ability to view data on a computer screen for long periods of time
Ability to sit or stand for extended periods
Ability to regularly type on a keyboard
Must have, or be able to obtain, a valid Washington State driver license
Ability to lift and carry 30 pounds unassisted
Ability to work some evenings, weekends, holidays and in inclement weather