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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.