The Fundraising Producer is responsible for producing the audio content for all of the on-air fundraising efforts on the News Service and providing administrative support for all aspects of CPR pledge drives. This includes planning and managing a minimum of three pledge drives per year, recruiting and recording testimonials and participation in other membership and development initiatives.
Duties will include suggesting, identifying and implementing themes, premiums and goals, and creating talking points and direction for talent. Responsible for organizing messaging for the hosts and producers, including writing and scheduling scripts.
Must demonstrate an ability to passionately articulate the case for supporting public radio. Must possess coaching skills in directing hosts in pre-produced and live settings, and knowledge of broadcast operations, editing software (ProTools and Cool Edit Pro a plus) and field recording technologies. Requires national quality writing, interviewing and audio editing abilities, an outgoing personality, and excellent time-management, prioritizing and scheduling skills. Non-standard working hours are guaranteed.
Please send cover letter, resume, three professional references, and audio clips demonstrating production skills to firstname.lastname@example.org, with Fundraising Producer in the subject line. Competitive salary and benefits. No phone calls or drop-ins please. Colorado Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer and encourages workplace diversity.
The Membership Manager is responsible for managing all off- air fundraising efforts, to build overall membership in Colorado Public Radio. Responsible for providing detailed database analysis and strategic leadership in the area of individual fundraising. This includes using existing and new vehicles including, but not limited to direct mail, telemarketing, email and the Internet. Goals will be focused on adding to member growth and retention, and mining the database to determine opportunities for strategic growth in giving from individuals.
Responsibilities and duties include using comprehensive database analysis to determine key opportunities for targeted fundraising efforts. Creating strategic annual plans to meet revenue and membership goals, including developing, overseeing, and assessing fundraising activities for current, lapsed and new donors. Coordinating strategies for social media fundraising, and supervising and evaluating the membership team. Supervising and evaluating programs to set strategic growth goals for high-level giving. Providing accurate financial accounting and best practice procedures related to membership revenue. Providing standards of excellence in customer service, reflecting the values and professionalism of Colorado Public Radio.
Knowledge and competencies include identifying with the mission and purpose of Colorado Public Radio, and an ability to plan strategically with a global vision. Require SQL database expertise. Must possess proven analytical skills to uncover opportunities and greater efficiencies in fundraising, and utilizing direct mail, email, telemarketing and other broad means of communication. Must be able to work collaboratively toward mutual goals, and possess superior interpersonal and leadership skills. Excellent verbal, written, and listening skills a must. Requires proficency with computers and software including word processing, spreadsheets, and donor database systems. Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience required; public radio experience a plus.
Please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to email@example.com, with Membership Manager in the subject line. Competitive salary and benefits. No phone calls or drop-ins please. Colorado Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer and encourages workplace diversity.
Human Resources Generalist
The Human Resources Generalist will work collaboratively to help achieve Colorado Public Radio’s human resources strategic priorities. Will provide hands-on support across several areas, including: recruitment, onboarding, compensation, benefits, employee development, safety and research.
Duties include: Provide support in recruitment efforts, including working with Hiring Manager to create and place ads, act as a top line reviewer to eliminate non-qualifying candidates and draft correspondence. Coordinate all stages of the onboarding process. Establish and follow checklists and procedures to make the transition of becoming a CPR employee a productive and satisfying experience.
Update compensation structure using market research and best practices; update/rewrite job descriptions; review annual salary surveys and monitor market compensation and benefits.
Maintain personnel records and administration of evaluations, benefits and FMLA information. Keep payroll and HRIS systems up to date. Monitor and update evaluations.
Complete special projects including collecting, analyzing, and summarizing HR data and trends. Keep current with HR trends and practices through participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations.
Ideal candidate will posses a broad knowledge of principles and practices in Human Resource administration; an identification with CPR’s mission and vision; superior interpersonal and collaborative skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must manage confidential information with integrity and sensitivity. Must have knowledge of research tools and experience in their use.
Requires a bachelor's degree and two to four years of Human Resources experience, OR six or more years of experience in the HR field, OR any similar combination of education and experience. Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification preferred.
Please send comprehensive cover letter, resume, and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org with HR Generalist in subject line. Competitive salary and benefits. Open until filled. No phone calls or drop-ins please. Colorado Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer and encourages workplace diversity.
The Colorado Public Radio Videographer/Photographer shoots, edits and processes video and photos primarily of performances and other activities in the CPR Performance Studio. In addition accompanies News and Music reporters in the field to shoot, edit and process video and photos of interviews, events and gathers stock photos and footage.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of modern professional video production procedures, practices, and techniques; principles of digital video capture using DSLR or similar cameras; professional digital audio recording, video switching, Adobe Creative Suite video, photo and audio editing software for Microsoft Windows. Also proper handling and troubleshooting of video production and post-production equipment. Broadcast experience is helpful.
It should be noted that this position involves non-standard hours as needed (nights and weekends) as well as occasional out-of-town travel. The position requires good judgement, creativity, communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively, meet deadlines, and juggle multiple tasks as well as adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to complete assigned tasks. A valid driver's license required.
Please send comprehensive cover letter, resume, three professional references, and a link to video examples or portfolio, to email@example.com, with Videographer in the subject line. No phone calls or drop-ins please. Colorado Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer and encourages workplace diversity.
Digital News Editor
Colorado Public Radio News is looking for someone to lead the news department into the digital world. This growing newsroom will launch a news website mid-summer and needs a leader who can build a team of three digital producers and work with broadcast reporters and editors to deliver a first-rate digital news experience.
We’re looking for someone who:
*is adept at writing for the web and social media
*has experience managing a digital news team to produce solid stories in text, photos and videos and curate the best material from other sites
*wants the chance to build from scratch a digital news team in a newsroom committed to supporting best practices and innovation
*knows how to smoothly integrate digital news into the workflow of a newsroom, and work with talented broadcast reporters, hosts and editors as they transition to including digital into their workflow
*would relish the challenge of leading the development of a web and social media presence for news, the interview program Colorado Matters, beats like education, government and health and the newly forming arts bureau with its own digital staff
*thrives in an environment where change and growth are the norm
*works well independently, but loves to collaborate
All of this in a place with fascinating news and ideas to cover. It’s also a great place to live - skiing, hiking, bike paths, art, music, plays, food, hot springs, Peyton Manning, microbreweries and lots of sunshine.
Please send comprehensive cover letter, resume, audio samples and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org with Digital Editor in the subject line. Competitive salary and benefits. Open until filled. No phone calls or drop-ins please. Colorado Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer and encourages workplace diversity.
Classical Host / Producer
The Classical Host / Producer is responsible for creating an engaging daily airshift that is personable, timely, topical about classical music and local cultural events, interactive with the audience and delivered with the highest public radio standards for editorial content and announcing. Colorado Public Radio’s goal is to more deeply engage its audience and satisfy its cultural curiosity. This position will play a key role in that effort on and off-air.
Essential duties and responsibilities include hosting a daily airshift either live or pre-recorded. Staying current on classical music news, events and issues locally, nationally and internationally. Bringing relevant and interesting information to the air as part of each shift and as part of ongoing teamwork with CPR Classical staff to strengthen the overall on-air sound. Staying current on Colorado cultural events tying them regularly into each show in a cohesive way. Initiating programming features, interviews and listener interactions for on-air work and CPR Classical, furthering CPR’s mission. Coordinating all features, interviews and production through the CPR Classical Program Director. Assisting in regularly contributing written classical content through CPR’s website and social media such as Facebook and Twitter, coordinated through the digital production staff. Be the “face” of CPR Classical in the community by periodically hosting station events, station sponsored events and live broadcasts. Participating in live and pre-recorded on-air fundraising as required.
Requires Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, and minimum five years on-air announcing experience, extensive knowledge of classical music and the recorded repertoire. Requires writing, interviewing and editorial skills comparable to NPR feature writing, and working knowledge of audio recording and production equipment (production boards, Flash mics, Adobe Audition and/or ProTools). General PC computer competency, and excellent personal and inter-office communication skills a must. Travel and non-standard working hours may be required. Knowledge of NexGen or comparable audio delivery software program, excellent speaking voice, and public speaking skills, ability to periodically address large audiences, and familiarity working with social media are pluses.
Please send comprehensive cover letter, resume, audio samples and three professional references to email@example.com with Classical Host / Producer in subject line. Competitive salary and benefits. Open until filled. No phone calls or drop-ins please. Colorado Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer and encourages workplace diversity.
The CPR Producer/Reporter produces interviews for Colorado Matters (our daily news interview program focusing on Colorado’s people, issues and ideas), and generates field reports that usually serve as set-up pieces for Colorado Matters interviews. Also occasionally covers breaking news for the news magazines and newscasts and supplies material for the web. The Producer/Reporter finds guests, and covers primary content areas: Government, Environment, Education, Business and the Economy, Science and Technology, and Arts and Culture. This position identifies trends, developing stories and best guests, writes a script for the host and edits audio for air. Reports features or uses field tape in production of the interview or provides tape or wraps for newscasts. May occasionally fill in for host. Coordinates website and social media content with Senior Producer and web producers, including audio, story summaries, and extended interviews, and writes and produces content for the web. Works with Public Insight Editor to utilize the Public Insight Network to develop stories, find sources and potential guests for Colorado Matters and produces reports. Participates in all assigned fundraising and outreach activities, on air and off.
Requires minimum 3-5 years journalism experience: public radio experience ideal. High-level writing and editing skills, demonstrated ability to identify key developments and distill complex matters. Able to work collaboratively, meet deadlines, juggle multiple tasks and multiple deadlines. Position based in Denver, and requires working non-standard hours from time to time and some travel.
Please send cover letter, resume, three professional references, and audio clips demonstrating a range of reporting, from deadline to in-depth features or enterprise work, and examples of on-air fundraising if applicable, to firstname.lastname@example.org, with Producer/Reporter in the subject line. Application deadline is April 20, 2013. Competitive salary and benefits. No phone calls or drop-ins please. Colorado Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer and encourages workplace diversity.
The Colorado Public Radio Health Reporter (link to full job description) covers a wide range of health care and related issues in the state and region, including the healthcare industry, legislation and public policy, insurance and the uninsured, and public and environmental health. Files reports for news magazines, newscasts, website, and other CPR News programming, with an emphasis on in-depth coverage. Primary focus on state and local issues and how national issues and policies play out in the state. Identifies trends and developing stories, and pursues enterprise investigative work to uncover stories that no one else is reporting. Researches, writes, reports, edits, and voices a wide variety of stories and series. Provides soundbites, wraps and voicers for hourly newscasts, and occasionally produces interviews for Colorado Matters. Collaborates with News Department on optimal placement of material. Contributes to CPR News website, including audio, text, extended interviews, photos, etc. Contributes to CPR’s social media platforms. Works with Public Insight Editor to utilize the Network to find sources and potential guests for stories. Serves as a resource for the News Department on healthcare issues - identifying sources and opportunities for additional coverage, etc. Participates in all assigned fund-raising and outreach activities, on air and off.
Must be available to work during non-standard working hours and weekend on-call shifts, as needed. Requires extensive knowledge of the beat area (see above). Minimum 5 years journalism experience; public radio experience ideal. High-level writing and editing skills, demonstrated ability to identify key developments and distill complex matters. Able to work collaboratively, meet deadlines, juggle multiple tasks. Position is based in Denver with some travel as needed for reporting and professional development.
Please send comprehensive cover letter, resume, audio/work samples, and three professional references to email@example.com, with Health Reporter in the subject line. Competitive salary and benefits. Open until filled. No phone calls or drop-ins please. Colorado Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer and encourages workplace diversity.
Arts Bureau Employment Opportunities
Colorado Public Radio is seeking three positions for an arts news bureau and online arts hub. CPR seeks an arts bureau editor (link to full job description) and two full-time reporters, one specializing in broadcast reports (link to full job description) and the other in digital content (link to full job description)- all with the highest level journalistic skills and a passion for the arts.
This team will develop a comprehensive multi-media arts news bureau and significantly increase arts coverage of the Denver/Boulder metro area and across the state. Arts news will range from previews and in-depth stories about major cultural and arts organizations, to funding and sustainability of the arts, and connections to other topic areas such as education and state government. Reviews, interviews, audio and video performances, and events calendars will all be part of the online arts hub. Much of this coverage will be regularly featured on all three of CPR’s on-air services, CPR News, CPR Classical, and OpenAir, CPR’s new music service.
The arts bureau’s online hub is intended to become a one-stop multi-media destination for arts news, information, and performances in Colorado. The new editorial team will produce a wide range of content beyond CPR’s current radio focus, including text, images and video. The arts bureau will also work with individual contributors with expertise in various art forms, who will add reviews and a broad range of additional coverage on-air and online.
Please send comprehensive cover letter, resume, audio samples and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org, with Arts Bureau Editor, or Arts Reporter/Broadcast, or Arts Reporter/Digital in the subject line. Competitive salary and benefits. Open until filled. No phone calls or drop-ins please. Colorado Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer and encourages workplace diversity.
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