CPR News expansion continues thanks to a generous grant from the Jacques M. Littlefield Foundation to grow its environmental reporting. The Climate and Environment Editor will lead a team to generate radio features and newscast spots, and innovative digital and audio storytelling that covers developments around climate, weather, water and the environment. The ideal candidate will have experience generating engaging content across multiple platforms, be able to inspire the team’s reporters to even greater storytelling and play an important role on the News leadership team.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Manages and directs reporters to provide consistent content, making the best use of radio and digital-first material. Ensures all staff are evaluated following the principles established under CPR’s performance management process.
- Establishes with department managers compensation for staff (within established organizational compensation parameters with VP Human Resources for final review by Senior VP Programming).
- Assigns and edits radio features, newscast spots and digital content related to climate and the environment, paying attention to newsroom coverage standards and productivity goals.
- Develops stories using strategies of solutions journalism.
- Evaluates features and daily news spots after they air/publish, and works with reporters to improve their reporting techniques and storytelling as appropriate.
- Ensures reporters are focusing on significant topics that support the overall direction of CPR News and meet our standards for journalistic excellence.
- Sets and manages deadlines for this content, taking into account digital needs, and communicating fully with the newsroom. Also, coordinates with CPR News’ interview program, Colorado Matters, to arrange reporter contributions to the show.
- Prepares and shares beat area monthly coverage storytelling plans with editorial team, and suggests daily news items in daily editorial meetings.
- Will be responsible for Friday afternoon newscast editing shift.
Education & Experience Requirements
- Experience in climate reporting or editing.
- Identification with the mission and purpose of Colorado Public Radio.
- Minimum of five years of strong journalism experience with features editing, breaking news, meeting deadlines, and management experience strongly desired.
- Impeccable news judgment and outstanding writing and editing skills.
- Data reporting skills preferred.
- Demonstrable track record of managing beat coverage with focus on enterprise as well as breaking exclusive stories.
- Must be able to thrive in an environment that requires juggling multiple tasks and deadlines and have strong organizational skills.
Available to work during non-standard working hours. On call as needed and accountable for establishing backup on-call staff when unavailable. This job will include travel.
Position is based in CPR News headquarters in Denver metro area.
To apply, submit a cover letter that includes where you learned of the job opening, resume, three professional references and salary expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Climate and Environment Editor" 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.