Careers

Find your dream career with Colorado Public Radio

Colorado Public Radio is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1970. CPR’s news and music radio signals now reach over 90% of the population of Colorado, and its online content and podcasts reach a wide audience both in Colorado and across the nation. 

Our Vision

To inform, inspire and entertain all Coloradans.

Our Mission

To deliver meaningful news, music, and cultural experiences to everyone in Colorado using the power of the human voice in all its forms.

Our Values

Our values — Creative, Curious, Ethical, Inclusive and Respectful — inspire, inform and guide our everyday actions. They serve as a set of expectations and a promise we make to ourselves, our partners and audiences. Read more about these values here.

Working at Colorado Public Radio

Colorado Public Radio is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package that reflects our culture of caring. 

Our employees have access to

  • 100% employer-paid individual health, dental, life and disability coverage
  • An outstanding paid family medical leave policy plus 11 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
  • A casual atmosphere

There's a role for everyone at Colorado Public Radio

Content

The Content division comprises CPR's five "services": CPR News, KRCC, Denverite, CPR Classical and Indie 102.3. The reporters, editors, hosts and producers who create audio and digital content — as well as the production team that supports its creation — are part of this division.

  • CPR News: CPR News delivers in-depth, insightful and impartial news and information from around the world, across the nation and throughout Colorado, examining its relevance to our state and connecting it to our community. CPR News is headquartered in downtown Denver, with remote reporters in Grand Junction, Washington D.C. and Southern Colorado. Some of the production team works from CPR's headquarters in Centennial, Colorado.
  • KRCC: KRCC is a public radio station in Colorado Springs, Colorado, serving Southern Colorado. KRCC is operated by Colorado Public Radio in partnership with Colorado College. KRCC is headquartered at the Southern Colorado Public Media Center in downtown Colorado Springs.
  • Denverite: Denverite is an online news source dedicated to Denver's curious and concerned. Denverite's newsroom is co-located with CPR News in downtown Denver.
  • CPR Classical: CPR Classical takes listeners on an in-depth exploration of thoughtfully curated music — with an emphasis on Colorado’s classical community — providing context to a broad range of meaningful and compelling works from past to present. CPR Classical airs from CPR's headquarters, the Bridges Broadcast Center in Centennial, Colorado.
  • Indie 102.3: Indie 102.3 takes listeners inside the world of new and independent music – exposing them to up-and-coming artists and highlighting Colorado’s local music scene. Indie 102.3 airs from CPR's headquarters, the Bridges Broadcast Center in Centennial, Colorado.
  • Podcasts: CPR's Audio Innovations Studio is designed to drive a culture of innovation and experimentation within the public radio sphere. Producing a variety of podcasts, the team expands CPR’s range of content, exploring new methods of storytelling. Explore podcasts created by this team, as well as shows from CPR News, CPR Classical, Indie 102.3 and more.

Check out some of the recent awards we've won for our work.

Development

The Development division is responsible for ensuring the financial health of the organization and all its services. Within Development there are three teams:

  • Membership: The Membership team organizes on-air fundraising drives, digital fundraising efforts, and engagement with over 60,000 members and Evergreen Members.
  • Leadership Giving: Leadership Giving works with major gift donors, foundations and members of CPR's Legacy Circle.
  • Corporate Support: The Corporate Support team engages with local, statewide and national businesses that support CPR as sponsors.

The Development team is primarily located at the Bridges Broadcast Center in Centennial, Colorado, though some employees are fully remote and others are located in specific geographies, including Colorado Springs and Grand Junction.

Audience & Platforms

The Audience & Platforms division supports all things "audience," focusing on the best experiences for the audience, the ideal methods to reach the audience, and how to grow the audience. This division includes the Digital Platforms team, which supports CPR's websites, as well as other digital tools, and the Marketing team, which handles events, partnerships, graphic design and more. Some members of the Audience & Platforms team are fully remote, while others work from the Bridges Broadcast Center in Centennial, Colorado.

Finance & Operations

The Finance & Operations division oversees finance, information technology, engineering, facilities and administrative operations for the organization. Most roles on this team are based out of the Bridges Broadcast Center in Centennial, Colorado, with engineering roles statewide to work on CPR's many radio towers.

People & Culture

The People & Culture Department manages the full spectrum of HR functions and is the primary champion of aligning CPR’s culture with our core values. The primary role of the People & Culture Department is defining and implementing strategies that help attract, hire and retain top talent while building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. The People & Culture team plays a vital role in aligning CPR’s strategy, helping to enhance employee performance and strengthening capabilities to achieve organizational goals.

Job Opportunities

Student Development Services

Student Development Services is Colorado Public Radio's internship and fellowship program, managed by our People and Culture department. Through the Student Development Services program CPR will offer internship and fellowship opportunities to students and recent graduates that are tied to mentoring, networking and development experiences. The goal of Student Development Services is to positively impact career growth and support our commitment to serving diverse communities in Colorado. Click on the button above under Job Opportunities to find current internships and fellowships.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering for events, concerts and community activities hosted or promoted by Colorado Public Radio is a rewarding way to get involved in the community and support CPR’s mission. Members of our volunteer program serve as ambassadors of CPR at a variety of large and small-scale events. There are also volunteer opportunities that support the work of our Membership team.