The Afternoon Editor manages our daily news operation in the afternoon and evening, identifying, assigning and implementing coverage for Colorado Public Radio News on-air and online. The editor works closely with hosts and reporters - and writes and edits news spots for the radio and web - to develop engaging, timely and relevant daily content; and works with newsroom leadership to set and execute overall coverage priorities for CPR's audience.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Identify, assign and edit daily content including digital stories, newscast material, quick-turn features and two-ways.
- Create content for radio newscasts and digital platforms as needed.
- Manage coverage of breaking news on Sundays and in the evening Monday-Thursday - understanding when to call in more resources.
- Proofread newsletters in the evenings for morning sends.
- Set and manage deadlines for content (immediate digital stories, quick turn features, two-ways, newscasts) in concert with on-air hosts. Set top coverage priorities for the daypart, in consultation with the news director and managing editors.
- Communicate thoroughly and in a timely way with other editors, including through daybooks and meetings.
- Help ensure CPR’s daily news coverage reflects the diversity of our state and shares voices of regular people.
- Work with newsroom leadership to set and execute overall coverage priorities, and manage the allocation of resources.
Education and Experience Requirements:
- Identification with the mission and purpose of Colorado Public Radio.
- Minimum of five years of journalism experience with features editing, breaking news, meeting deadlines, and management experience strongly desired.
- Impeccable news judgment and outstanding writing and editing skills.
- Demonstrable track record of managing daily breaking news with focus on enterprise as well as breaking exclusive stories.
- Demonstrated experience reporting or editing coverage of underrepresented communities.
- Must be able to thrive in an environment that requires juggling multiple tasks and deadlines and have strong organizational skills.
- Ability to support and manage staff from various backgrounds.
Non-standard working hours guaranteed. This is a Sunday-Thursday shift. On Sundays the shift is about 9am-5pm. On weekdays the shift starts midday. On call as needed and accountable for establishing backup on-call staff when unavailable.
Position is based in CPR's downtown Denver newsroom.
To apply, submit a cover letter that includes where you learned of the job opening, resume, and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Afternoon 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.
Colorado Public Radio is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package that reflects our culture of caring. Our employees have access to: 100 percent employer paid individual health, dental, life, and disability coverage; an outstanding paid family medical leave policy plus 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; and a casual atmosphere.
Colorado Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer and encourages workplace diversity.