CPR News is hiring a reporter and host. If you have a fast news metabolism, a drive to deliver for audiences across Colorado, and an interest in radio hosting, this is for you.


People across the state rely on CPR News to be present, authoritative and human on the radio and online. This reporter/host will be part of a small team that gets the day going to dig into news in the mornings, reporting and writing both for the radio and the website/newsletter. You’ll be given lots of opportunities to explore your curiosities and be the authoritative voice explaining news on all beats to Coloradans.


The reporter/host will also be trained and mentored in public radio hosting. CPR News has really great, experienced hosts for Morning Edition, All Things Considered, midday programming and weekends. All of these hosts will serve as guides to help this new reporter/host back up all of those shows as needed. Hosting days will not overlap with reporting days; we’ll make the schedule manageable!


This newsroom is dynamic, collaborative, creative and diverse. There are opportunities to collaborate with radio and online news experts, with the investigations team and the podcast team, with the daily talk show and on community outreach. We’re looking for our next great teammate, and we’re considering nontraditional applicants. 


Apply today for this position that provides a variety of work and unique on-the-job training opportunities to get you to the next level in your journalism career. We’ll look forward to talking to you about the position and your strengths and goals. 


Read the whole, formal job description here.


Why we’re hiring:


This is a new position that supports some of our biggest newsroom goals, which are to be present on the radio and online for audiences throughout the day. By filing news stories early in the day, and providing back-up for our existing group of hosts, this position allows us to be there for audiences regularly and more fully than we can be now.


When and where we’re hiring:


Ideally sometime in August. You’ll need to live in or relocate to your choice of one of CPR’s facilities: Denver metro, or Grand Junction.


Salary Range:

$50,000 - $65,000

Benefits Summary:

Colorado Public Radio is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package that reflects our culture of caring. Our employees have access to: 100 percent employer paid individual health, dental, life, and disability coverage; an outstanding paid family medical leave policy plus paid holidays and a very generous sick, vacation, and personal time off plan; voluntary offerings such as vision; a competitive retirement plan match with no waiting or vesting periods; flexible schedules; engagement and development opportunities; and a casual atmosphere.


How we are hiring:


To apply, send a cover letter that explains why you’re interested in the job and what you bring to it, noting where you learned of the job opening, along with a resume and three professional references, to [email protected] with "Reporter/Host" in the subject line.


Read the whole, formal job description here.

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