Job Description:

Employment Requirement: Employment Requirement: Colorado Public Radio (CPR) strives to maintain a workplace that keeps employees mentally and physically safe. CPR requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious accommodation is timely requested and approved. All candidates offered a position at Colorado Public Radio will be required to comply with the COVID vaccine mandate and procedures prior to their first day of employment. 

Incumbent is expected to reside in Colorado.

Who We Are:

Denverite is an online news source dedicated to Denver’s curious and concerned. 

Colorado Public Radio (Denverite’s home) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that produces meaningful news, music, and cultural experiences to everyone in Colorado using the power of the human voice in all its forms. Roughly 95 percent of CPR’s funds come from the private support of listeners, businesses and foundations. For more information, visit www.cpr.org. In addition to Denverite, CPR is home to: 

  • CPR News delivers in-depth, insightful and impartial news and information from around the world, across the nation and throughout Colorado, examining its relevance to our state and connecting it to our community.
  • CPR Classical takes listeners on an in-depth exploration of thoughtfully curated music – with an emphasis on Colorado’s classical community – providing context to a broad range of meaningful and compelling works from past to present.
  • Indie 102.3 takes listeners inside the world of new and independent music – exposing them to up-and-coming artists and highlighting Colorado’s local music scene.
  • KRCC is a public radio station in Colorado Springs, Colorado, serving Southern Colorado. KRCC is operated by Colorado Public Radio in partnership with Colorado College.

Our values inspire, inform and guide our everyday actions. They serve as a set of expectations and a promise we make to ourselves, our partners and audiences.

• Creative • Curious • Ethical • Inclusive • Respectful

At Colorado Public Radio (Denverite’s home) we are committed to cultivating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workplace that helps us represent the voices of the communities within Colorado. We highly encourage individuals with unique contributions such as ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity, nation of origin, age, language, veteran status, color, religion, disability and sexual orientation to apply to our openings. CPR is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team.

Denverite is seeking a Reporter who will focus on City Council and transportation reporting with an emphasis on equity.  

About the Position:

The Denverite reporter will work on daily turn stories as well as deeper dives, producing an average of 5 stories per week. The focus for this position will be on covering Denver City Council and transportation issues with an emphasis on equity. The reporter will cover Denver in ways that reflect and represent the city’s diversity, including a focus on underrepresented communities. They will also work in conjunction with radio editors to produce spots and features for stories that are relevant to CPR.

About You:

Our ideal candidate will have the following qualities:

  • A fast metabolism for producing stories that reflect what's happening as well as enterprise journalism that can get conversations going about issues in their beat.
  • A creative storyteller who knows when to use voice.
  • Can come up with story ideas as well as respond quickly to the occasional assignment.
  • A collaborator who likes to work with other reporters on projects and to better their own work.
  • Able to develop a wide variety of sources from diverse communities.
  • Uses social media to connect with and engage audiences.
  • Interested in gaining new skills (e.g. audio).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 3 years of working experience working for a daily publication or in a newsroom. 
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively, meet deadlines, multitask and work in a fast-paced digital environment.
  • Must understand the fundamentals of fair and accurate reporting.
  • Ability to generate great story ideas that speak to varied, real, human experiences.
  • Social media skills are preferred.
  • Experience in local news, particularly with a digital news site is strongly preferred. 
  • Knowledge of the Denver metro area is also strongly preferred. 
  • Reporting in local government or transportation is preferred.
  • A valid driver’s license and clean driving record required.

Education Equivalency

  • None

Benefits:

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.

Position Information:

Position Type: Full-time

Hiring Range: $61,100 - $76,300

Structure Title: Reporter, News Delivery

Starting Pay: based on education and experience.

Organization: 
Job Location: 
Denver, CO
United States
Job Category: 
Reporting
Job Type: 
Full time
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Application Requirements:

Click here to apply. Please upload a cover letter, a resume, a sample of your writing, and three professional references with your application.

Incomplete Applications will not be considered.

Application Deadline: June 4th, 2022

At Colorado Public Radio we are committed to cultivating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workplace that helps us represent the voices of the communities within Colorado. We highly encourage candidates with unique contributions such as ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity, nation of origin, age, language, veteran status, color, religion, disability and sexual orientation to apply to our openings. CPR is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team. If you need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.

Minimum Salary: 
$61,100.00
Maximum Salary: 
$76,300.00
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