Science & Environment Producer

Full time

Cascade Public Media is looking for an experienced producer to craft video and multimedia stories about science and the environment in Seattle, Puget Sound and the Pacific Northwest. The producer will investigate industries that impact the environment; explore the impact of environmental damage on communities and public health; spotlight efforts to protect and restore our wild surroundings; and profile scientists, activists, regulators, athletes and others engaged with the outdoors. The ideal candidate will be an experienced field producer with a deep understanding of Northwest environmental issues, including urban sustainability and environmental justice. 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.

Qulaified applicants please apply here.



I.  Planning

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

II.  Content and program production

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

III.  Coordinate 

  1. Coordinate additional media acquisition and rights
  2. Organize and deliver relevant materials to Marketing & Communications and Digital publishing departments
  3. Collaborate with graphic design department to build animation and other assets
  4. Assist in training and supervising interns
  5. Secure releases
  6. Maintain social media presence and respond to audience feedback
  7. Assist in media management and maintaining media asset archives
  8. Other duties as assigned


  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or related field or equivalent experience strongly preferred
  2. Minimum of five years of video producing/multimedia/journalism experience; ability to produce text, video and digital content strongly preferred
  3. Demonstrates excellent content judgment; possess journalistic reporting skills; and facility with an array of multimedia storytelling tools and techniques
  4. Experience with Canon C100, C300, Canon 5D dSLR, Adobe CC/Premiere Pro strongly preferred
  5. Ability to both self-generate creative projects and work with restrictions to meet very specific project/initiative needs
  6. Production experience using social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter
  7. Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  8. Demonstrated ability to uphold high ethical standards of journalism
  9. Experience with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and investigative reporting techniques preferred
  10. Affinity for and experience covering science, environment, outdoor, social justice and adventure topics strongly preferred


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

Cascade Public Media is committed to building a team that represents a diversity of thought, experience and personal background.