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 public affairs and politics, including interviews with politicians, candidates and subject matter experts.
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.
The public affairs producer must demonstrate an understanding of complex political topics such that they can construct nuanced interviews that hold politicians accountable.
Help the audience understand complex issues through clear, conversational, fun, and innovative segments.
Though, this position is designed to be focused on politics and public affairs, there is a “general assignment” component as needed and as assigned, which requires generating story ideas on any given subject, whether arts and culture, business, education, the economy, the environment, government and politics, lifestyle, or science and technology.
Minimum of five years of journalism experience preferred; public radio and/or print/digital experience ideal with a focus on both reporting and producing. Must have experience in public affairs coverage.
High-level writing and editing skills, especially on digital platforms with knowledge of AP style writing.
A track record of strong engagement through social media.
Demonstrated ability to identify key developments and distill complex matters.
Able to work collaboratively, meet deadlines, juggle multiple tasks and deadlines.
Position is based in Denver.
This position requires working non-standard hours from time to time and some travel.
To apply, submit a cover letter that includes where you learned of the job opening, resume, three professional references and salary expectations to [email protected] with "Public Affairs Producer/Reporter" 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. Competitive salary and benefits.
Colorado Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer and encourages workplace diversity
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Colorado Public Radio is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package that accurately reflects our culture of caring. Our employees enjoy: 100% employer paid 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 and deeply discounted transit passes; a competitive retirement plan match with no waiting or vesting periods; flexible schedules; engagement and development opportunities; and a casual atmosphere.
About Colorado Public Radio
Colorado Public Radio is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization that produces and curates in-depth and meaningful news and music, establishing thoughtful connections to Colorado for listeners seeking to be informed, enlightened and entertained. Roughly 95 percent of CPR’s funds come from the private support of listeners, businesses and foundations.