Job Information

University of Utah Executive Producer, RadioWest in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 09/23/2021

Requisition Number PRN27767B

Job Title Producer/Director

Working Title Executive Producer, RadioWest

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Executive

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

40/week, but due to the unpredictability of news, this position must be available for some extended hours and weekend work

VP Area President

Department 00335 - KUER

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $60,000yr. - $72,000/yr. DOE

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

RadioWest , the flagship program of Utah’s most popular NPR affiliate station, is looking for an experienced producer to join the team and help organize the workflow and day-to-day editorial process.

Since 2001, RadioWest , hosted by Doug Fabrizio, has produced thousands of hour-long interview episodes, covering everything from local politics to religious issues to nationally recognized books and films. We’re a curious group of experienced journalists driven by the principles of good journalism and thoughtful storytelling — we also hope to have some fun along the way. We’re looking for a creative thinker, strong communicator and highly organized leader who can bring an idea into focus through collaborative conversations and deep research, and then help find the right stories and guests for the show.

Our production process is driven by the tastes, observations and interests of our small and talented staff, so we think it’s important to have a diverse group of people to work with. A more diverse group of people putting together the show makes us better at every stage of the editorial process, from story selection to editing.


Producers perform many tasks. Most importantly, they ask good questions and give and receive criticism well. We’re looking for an Executive Producer who can be both a producer and a leader — one who can pitch in when needed to help with audio editing, vet and book guests, research show ideas and assist with the work of getting a show on the air each week, and someone who can manage the team’s workflow and be able to step back from the weekly grind to ensure that RadioWest is reaching and connecting with its audience.

It is also important that our Executive Producer has strong critical thinking skills, as part of the job is evaluating and critiquing the shows on a regular basis and giving notes.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Journalism, a related field, or equivalency, plus three years of directly related experience required. You don’t necessarily have to have worked in radio specifically, but it will help. We’re looking for candidates who have demonstrated experience doing this kind of work.

Department Specific Qualifications

· At least three years in radio, podcast or TV production as well as managerial experience, with a track record of inspiring and motivating a team to do their best work.

· Strong communication and proven organizational skills, including overseeing team organization.

· Ability to think about big picture approaches to covering issues and ideas, while also executing the many small details and tasks involved in producing a weekly show.

· A proven ability to meet deadlines and balance multiple duties at the same time.

· Strong writing skills for both print and audio.

· Ability to collaborate, deliver and accept criticism.

· A positive attitude and can work well with others.

· A self-motivated, proactive, scrappy, creative, accountable and congenial attitude.

· Understanding of journalism and journalistic ethics.

· Audio editing skills (Adobe Audition – or the ability to learn them).


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.