Job Description:

This individual is the primary backup on-air host for CPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. When they aren’t hosting, this person is a full time general assignment reporter for radio and They are expected to file daily stories, quick-turn features, as well as reporter debriefs and some enterprise material.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Primary backup host for CPR’s news magazines. This includes reporting, writing and editing newscasts and producing newscast material to ensure listeners have the most up-to-date information. Write and voice weather updates, promos, feature leads and tags and continuity breaks. Works closely with editors and reporters in this role.
  • Deliver on air material in a credible, conversational and polished manner.
  • Report stories for news magazines and newscast. This includes pitching story ideas, producing quick-turn features and debriefs on daily news developments. When not hosting, this position has the same productivity expectations as other reporters in the newsroom.
  • Write digital stories. This includes taking photos and participating in CPR’s social media activity.
  • Participate in assigned fundraising and outreach activities, on air and off.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Work non-standard hours at times including during early morning and evenings and occasional weekends.
  • Travel in Colorado required.

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Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Professional experience in journalism required.
  • Demonstrated strong news judgment, writing and delivery skills. Strong understanding of the fundamentals of journalism and fair and accurate reporting.
  • Public radio news hosting experience required.
  • Experience with audio production software.
  • Must understand and adhere to CPR News Ethics policy.
  • Social media skills and data analysis skills are preferred.
  • Familiarity with WordPress preferred.
  • Able to work collaboratively, meet deadlines, juggle multiple tasks.

Position is based in metro Denver.


Job Location: 
Centennial, CO
United States
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Job Type: 
Full time
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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

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