Job Description:

The Denverite arts and culture reporter covers the news, impact and trends in Denver’s arts, culture, entertainment and related scenes. The reporter files two to three digital stories a week and pitches in radio spots for CPR.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reporter must be able to build diverse sourcing to uncover the topics and trends that shape Denver’s arts community, from the smallest community group to large arts institutions.
  • Covers breaking and daily-turn news as well as enterprise and longform reporting. We want reporters who can break news - both in the immediate form and in deep, enterprise stories.
  • Willingness to experiment with new reporting, storytelling and engagement techniques.
  • Contributes to Denverite’s social media platforms and writes at least a newsletter a week.
  • Other duties as assigned, including non-arts-related stories on occasion.
  • Available to work during non-standard working hours and weekend on-call shifts, as needed.
  • Complies with CPR News’ ethics policy, including social media guidelines.

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Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Experience in arts, entertainment, culture or food journalism preferred.
  • Entry level professional experience in journalism required (applicable experience may include internships, fellowships, self-started media experience, and/or other non-traditional experience).
  • Demonstrated understanding of the fundamentals of journalism and fair and accurate reporting.
  • Finds and pitches variety of stories as well as completing assignments.
  • Must understand and adhere to CPR News Ethics policy.
  • Social media skills are desirable.
  • 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.
  • Ability to lift and carry recording equipment (up to 10 pounds).
  • A current driver’s license and/or access to reliable transportation required.
  • Access to a personal vehicle preferred.

Position is based in CPR's downtown Denver newsroom.

This position requires working non-standard hours and some travel.

Application Requirements:

To apply, submit a cover letter that includes where you learned of the job opening, resume, and three professional references to hr@cpr.org with "Arts 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.

Salary Range:

$42,000-$50,000

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.

Colorado Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer and encourages workplace diversity.

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Job Location: 
Denver, CO
United States
Job Category: 
Reporting
Deadline: 
Monday, May 10, 2021
Job Type: 
Full time
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To apply, submit a cover letter that includes where you learned of the job opening, resume, and three professional references to hr@cpr.org with "Arts 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.

Minimum Salary: 
$42,000
Maximum Salary: 
$50,000
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