Job Description:

This person will employ a fast-paced, newsy approach to mornings at CPR News, kickstarting the day’s digital and on-air coverage, filing stories and newscast spots early and often. In breaking news situations, this reporter may be the first person assigned, and will be essential to the CPR News goals of being accurate and urgent. Daily stories and quick-turn features will accompany occasional reporter debriefs and some longer-term features, and the reporter will collaborate with Colorado Matters, appearing on the live 9 a.m. show themselves at times.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Report stories on a variety of topics for news magazines, newscasts and CPR’s websites (cpr.org, Denverite and krcc.org). Often that will mean taking assignments. We also expect this person will source up and pitch story ideas regularly. Produce quick-turn features and debriefs, and recommend Colorado Matters guests, on daily news developments.
  • Shift from one story to another as needed, publish accurately and quickly, then return to reporting in order to update or enrich a story. Periodically expand on daily news with follow-up stories in subsequent days.
  • Report and produce coverage that reflects a diversity of communities in Colorado. Work with audience editors to answer questions about the news relevant to people in those communities.
  • Participate in assigned fundraising and outreach activities, on air and off.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • This is a Sunday-Thursday shift, with weekdays typically starting at 6 a.m., and will include non-standard hours at times.
  • Travel in Colorado required.

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Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Professional experience in journalism required.
  • Demonstrated strong news judgment and writing skills. Strong understanding of the fundamentals of journalism and fair and accurate reporting.
  • Desire to be responsive to breaking news and passionate about informing people of pressing news development.
  • Experience with audio production software preferred.
  • Must understand and adhere to CPR News Ethics policy.
  • Able to work collaboratively, meet deadlines, juggle multiple tasks.

Position is based in CPR's downtown Denver newsroom.

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 "GA 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 "GA 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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