This position produces interviews and occasional radio features to be showcased on Colorado Matters and on digital and social media platforms, with a heavy emphasis on Southern Colorado. In addition, the position produces radio feature stories to air on KRCC or on the statewide CPR network.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Develops and produces thoughtful, hard-hitting content that lends itself toward long format live and recorded interviews for Colorado Matters.
- Identify opportunities for sound-rich, on-location conversations. Segment production includes identifying and pre-interviewing potential guests, writing and producing the radio script, editing any accompanying audio, and writing a digital story as assigned-- with social media engagement on the front and back end.
- Help direct with the hosts in the booth and on-location live interviews as logistics warrant.
- Help the audience understand complex issues through clear, conversational, fun, and innovative segments.
- Generates story ideas on any given subject, whether arts and culture, business, education, the economy, the environment, government and politics, lifestyle, or science and technology, again with a focus on Southern Colorado.
- Participates in daily Colorado Matters planning meetings and contributes to the daily flow of ideas that keep the show fresh, lively, accurate, and creative.
- General assignment reporting for the CPR news operation as assigned. This includes traditional radio feature reporting involving multiple voices and audio mixing.
- Participate in fundraising activities including recorded fundraising breaks and occasionally appearing on-air live to raise funds.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience Requirements:
- Professional experience (minimum 3 years) in journalism or related field required.
- Radio and/or digital/print and/or television news experience with a focus on producing long-form interviews and reporting is ideal.
- Demonstrated interest and ability to find and tell stories from various different communities.
- Strong understanding of the fundamentals of journalism and fair and accurate reporting.
- High-level writing and editing skills, especially on digital platforms with knowledge of AP style writing.
- Demonstrated ability to identify key developments and distill complex matters.
- Must understand and adhere to CPR News Ethics policy
- Social media skills and data analysis skills are desirable.
- Radio audio production skills are desirable but not necessary.
- Familiarity with WordPress or ability to learn required.
- Able to work collaboratively, supporting colleagues from various different perspectives and experiences, and able to meet deadlines and juggle multiple tasks.
Available to work during non-standard working hours and weekend on-call shifts, as needed. This job will include travel.
This position is based in Southern Colorado and requires residency in the Colorado Springs area.
To apply, submit a cover letter that includes where you learned of the job opening, resume, and three professional references to [email protected] with "Southern Colorado Producer/Reporter, Colorado Matters" in the subject line. Please also include links to samples of your work or projects you have led.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
No phone calls or drop ins please.
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.
Colorado Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer and encourages workplace diversity.