Employment Opportunities at Colorado Public Radio
The Colorado Public Radio Videographer/Photographer shoots, edits and processes video and photos primarily of performances and other activities in the CPR Performance Studio. In addition accompanies News and Music reporters in the field to shoot, edit and process video and photos of interviews, events and gathers stock photos and footage.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of modern professional video production procedures, practices, and techniques; principles of digital video capture using DSLR or similar cameras; professional digital audio recording, video switching, Adobe Creative Suite video, photo and audio editing software for Microsoft Windows. Also proper handling and troubleshooting of video production and post-production equipment. Broadcast experience is helpful.
It should be noted that this position involves non-standard hours as needed (nights and weekends) as well as occasional out-of-town travel. The position requires good judgement, creativity, communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively, meet deadlines, and juggle multiple tasks as well as adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to complete assigned tasks. A valid driver's license required.
Please send comprehensive cover letter, resume, three professional references, and a link to video examples or portfolio, to firstname.lastname@example.org, with Videographer in the subject line. No phone calls or drop-ins please. Colorado Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer and encourages workplace diversity.
Colorado Public Radio News is looking for someone to lead the news department into the digital world. This growing newsroom will launch a news website mid-summer and needs a leader who can build a team of three digital producers and work with broadcast reporters and editors to deliver a first-rate digital news experience.
We’re looking for someone who:
*is adept at writing for the web and social media
*has experience managing a digital news team to produce solid stories in text, photos and videos and curate the best material from other sites
*wants the chance to build from scratch a digital news team in a newsroom committed to supporting best practices and innovation
*knows how to smoothly integrate digital news into the workflow of a newsroom, and work with talented broadcast reporters, hosts and editors as they transition to including digital into their workflow
*would relish the challenge of leading the development of a web and social media presence for news, the interview program Colorado Matters, beats like education, government and health and the newly forming arts bureau with its own digital staff
*thrives in an environment where change and growth are the norm
*works well independently, but loves to collaborate
All of this in a place with fascinating news and ideas to cover. It’s also a great place to live – skiing, hiking, bike paths, art, music, plays, food, hot springs, Peyton Manning, microbreweries and lots of sunshine.
Please send comprehensive cover letter, resume, audio samples and three professional references to email@example.com with Digital Editor in the subject line. Competitive salary and benefits. Open until filled. No phone calls or drop-ins please. Colorado Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer and encourages workplace diversity.
Classical Host / Producer
The Classical Host / Producer is responsible for creating an engaging daily airshift that is personable, timely, topical about classical music and local cultural events, interactive with the audience and delivered with the highest public radio standards for editorial content and announcing. Colorado Public Radio’s goal is to more deeply engage its audience and satisfy its cultural curiosity. This position will play a key role in that effort on and off-air.
Essential duties and responsibilities include hosting a daily airshift either live or pre-recorded. Staying current on classical music news, events and issues locally, nationally and internationally. Bringing relevant and interesting information to the air as part of each shift and as part of ongoing teamwork with CPR Classical staff to strengthen the overall on-air sound. Staying current on Colorado cultural events tying them regularly into each show in a cohesive way. Initiating programming features, interviews and listener interactions for on-air work and CPR Classical, furthering CPR’s mission. Coordinating all features, interviews and production through the CPR Classical Program Director. Assisting in regularly contributing written classical content through CPR’s website and social media such as Facebook and Twitter, coordinated through the digital production staff. Be the “face” of CPR Classical in the community by periodically hosting station events, station sponsored events and live broadcasts. Participating in live and pre-recorded on-air fundraising as required.
Requires Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, and minimum five years on-air announcing experience, extensive knowledge of classical music and the recorded repertoire. Requires writing, interviewing and editorial skills comparable to NPR feature writing, and working knowledge of audio recording and production equipment (production boards, Flash mics, Adobe Audition and/or ProTools). General PC computer competency, and excellent personal and inter-office communication skills a must. Travel and non-standard working hours may be required. Knowledge of NexGen or comparable audio delivery software program, excellent speaking voice, and public speaking skills, ability to periodically address large audiences, and familiarity working with social media are pluses.
Please send comprehensive cover letter, resume, audio samples and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org with Classical Host / Producer in subject line. Competitive salary and benefits. Open until filled. No phone calls or drop-ins please. Colorado Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer and encourages workplace diversity.
Technical Operations Manager/Engineer
TOC manager responsibilites include ensuring daily operations in the program automation system, scheduling program recordings and coordinating daily radio network operations, including transmitter monitoring, satellite uplink monitoring and automation system database management. Engineer responsibilities include for maintaining audio equipment and wiring in studios and equipment room, including an audio routing system, and for maintaining and repairing CPR broadcast transmission systems and sites. Must keep current with the state of the art for computer, computer networks, software, broadcast, RF, production and distribution systems and equipment. The Technical Operations Manager and Engineer position is evenly divided between the Technical Operations Center and Engineering department and will eventually transition to a full time engineering position.
Position must adhere strictly to FCC rules and regulations and stations policies. Responsible for creating and modifying audio routing system triggers (macros), assisting in training staff on FCC and CPR requirements, serving as liaison for producers, management and clients. Responsible for monitoring CPR’s PRSS portal, booking and performing remote ISDN feeds and two-way interviews, monitoring NPR Squawk channel for program advisories, performing EAS tests, monitoring on-air and digital transmissions for quality, and creating and maintaining documentation for all procedures. Works closely with the New Media & Technology and Engineering departments to accomplish organizational strategic goals.
Requires adequate hearing to make audio quality determinations and adequate vision to monitor minute changes in computer logging equipment. Must be able to perform during pressure or crisis situations. Requires working non-standard hours and being on an on-call rotation. Must live within 30 minutes driving distance of Colorado Public Radio’s primary studios at 7409 S. Alton Court, Centennial, CO.
Knowledge & competencies include experience in managing staff, client relations, audio and broadcast systems, NexGen or other radio broadcast automation system, Logitek audio routing systems or other audio routing systems, and PRSS and Content Depot delivery systems. Must possess the ability to communicate and listen actively, think and act strategically, adapt to changing needs, and prioritize assigned tasks. Strong writing and oral communication skills required. (link to full job description)
Please send comprehensive cover letter, resume, salary history , and three professional references to email@example.com, with TOC Manager/Engineer in the subject line. Competitive salary and benefits. Open until filled. No phone calls or drop-ins please. Colorado Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer and encourages workplace diversity.
The CPR Producer/Reporter produces interviews for Colorado Matters (our daily news interview program focusing on Colorado’s people, issues and ideas), and generates field reports that usually serve as set-up pieces for Colorado Matters interviews. Also occasionally covers breaking news for the news magazines and newscasts and supplies material for the web. The Producer/Reporter finds guests, and covers primary content areas: Government, Environment, Education, Business and the Economy, Science and Technology, and Arts and Culture. This position identifies trends, developing stories and best guests, writes a script for the host and edits audio for air. Reports features or uses field tape in production of the interview or provides tape or wraps for newscasts. May occasionally fill in for host. Coordinates website and social media content with Senior Producer and web producers, including audio, story summaries, and extended interviews, and writes and produces content for the web. Works with Public Insight Editor to utilize the Public Insight Network to develop stories, find sources and potential guests for Colorado Matters and produces reports. Participates in all assigned fundraising and outreach activities, on air and off.
Requires minimum 3-5 years journalism experience: public radio experience ideal. High-level writing and editing skills, demonstrated ability to identify key developments and distill complex matters. Able to work collaboratively, meet deadlines, juggle multiple tasks and multiple deadlines. Position based in Denver, and requires working non-standard hours from time to time and some travel.
Please send cover letter, resume, three professional references, and audio clips demonstrating a range of reporting, from deadline to in-depth features or enterprise work, and examples of on-air fundraising if applicable, to firstname.lastname@example.org, with Producer/Reporter in the subject line. Application deadline is April 20, 2013. Competitive salary and benefits. No phone calls or drop-ins please. Colorado Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer and encourages workplace diversity.
The Colorado Public Radio Health Reporter (link to full job description) covers a wide range of health care and related issues in the state and region, including the healthcare industry, legislation and public policy, insurance and the uninsured, and public and environmental health. Files reports for news magazines, newscasts, website, and other CPR News programming, with an emphasis on in-depth coverage. Primary focus on state and local issues and how national issues and policies play out in the state. Identifies trends and developing stories, and pursues enterprise investigative work to uncover stories that no one else is reporting. Researches, writes, reports, edits, and voices a wide variety of stories and series. Provides soundbites, wraps and voicers for hourly newscasts, and occasionally produces interviews for Colorado Matters. Collaborates with News Department on optimal placement of material. Contributes to CPR News website, including audio, text, extended interviews, photos, etc. Contributes to CPR’s social media platforms. Works with Public Insight Editor to utilize the Network to find sources and potential guests for stories. Serves as a resource for the News Department on healthcare issues – identifying sources and opportunities for additional coverage, etc. Participates in all assigned fund-raising and outreach activities, on air and off.
Must be available to work during non-standard working hours and weekend on-call shifts, as needed. Requires extensive knowledge of the beat area (see above). Minimum 5 years journalism experience; public radio experience ideal. High-level writing and editing skills, demonstrated ability to identify key developments and distill complex matters. Able to work collaboratively, meet deadlines, juggle multiple tasks. Position is based in Denver with some travel as needed for reporting and professional development.
Please send comprehensive cover letter, resume, audio/work samples, and three professional references to email@example.com, with Health Reporter in the subject line. Competitive salary and benefits. Open until filled. No phone calls or drop-ins please. Colorado Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer and encourages workplace diversity.
Arts Bureau Employment Opportunities
Colorado Public Radio is seeking three positions for an arts news bureau and online arts hub. CPR seeks an arts bureau editor (link to full job description) and two full-time reporters, one specializing in broadcast reports (link to full job description) and the other in digital content (link to full job description)- all with the highest level journalistic skills and a passion for the arts.
This team will develop a comprehensive multi-media arts news bureau and significantly increase arts coverage of the Denver/Boulder metro area and across the state. Arts news will range from previews and in-depth stories about major cultural and arts organizations, to funding and sustainability of the arts, and connections to other topic areas such as education and state government. Reviews, interviews, audio and video performances, and events calendars will all be part of the online arts hub. Much of this coverage will be regularly featured on all three of CPR’s on-air services, CPR News, CPR Classical, and OpenAir, CPR’s new music service.
The arts bureau’s online hub is intended to become a one-stop multi-media destination for arts news, information, and performances in Colorado. The new editorial team will produce a wide range of content beyond CPR’s current radio focus, including text, images and video. The arts bureau will also work with individual contributors with expertise in various art forms, who will add reviews and a broad range of additional coverage on-air and online.
Please send comprehensive cover letter, resume, audio samples and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org, with Arts Bureau Editor, or Arts Reporter/Broadcast, or Arts Reporter/Digital in the subject line. Competitive salary and benefits. Open until filled. No phone calls or drop-ins please. Colorado Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer and encourages workplace diversity.