Arts & Culture Reporter

January 11, 2022

Employment Requirement: Colorado Public Radio (CPR) strives to maintain a workplace that keeps employees mentally and physically safe. CPR requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious accommodation is timely requested and approved. All candidates offered a position at Colorado Public Radio will be required to comply with the COVID vaccine mandate and procedures prior to their first day of employment. 

Incumbent is expected to reside in Colorado.

Who We Are:

Colorado Public Radio is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that produces meaningful news, music, and cultural experiences to everyone in Colorado using the power of the human voice in all its forms. Roughly 95 percent of CPR’s funds come from the private support of listeners, businesses and foundations. For more information, visit www.cpr.org.

  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Denverite is an online news source dedicated to Denver's curious and concerned.
  • 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.

Our values 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.

Creative • Curious • Ethical • Inclusive • Respectful

At Colorado Public Radio we are committed to cultivating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workplace that helps us represent the voices of the communities within Colorado. We highly encourage individuals with unique contributions such as ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity, nation of origin, age, language, veteran status, color, religion, disability and sexual orientation to apply to our openings. CPR is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team.

Colorado Public Radio (CPR) is seeking an Arts & Culture Reporter.

About the Position

If you are passionate about arts and culture - and how they tell the stories of a community, Colorado Public Radio News is looking for you. You are a curious, insightful reporter who knows how to deliver daily news while reporting enterprise stories. You are passionate about audio - or excited to learn. You are passionate about writing. CPR News is based in Denver, a culturally diverse arts city with community groups, street art and big cultural institutions. We also tell stories across the state. CPR is committed to an equitable, inclusive newsroom that understands the public service news mission extends into all communities. Come tell stories in one of the largest public media news organizations in the country.

About You

Our ideal candidate is a creative, innovative storyteller who is:

  • Able to develop a wide variety of sources from diverse communities.
  • Able to generate a wide range of stories across the arts & culture beat.
  • Able to utilize social media to connect with and engage audiences.
  • Enthusiastic interest in gaining new format skills (e.g. digital, audio).
  • Adaptable, collaborative, and solutions-oriented.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2-3 years professional journalism experience is required. Experience in public radio is desirable.
  • Must understand the fundamentals of fair and accurate reporting.
  • Social media skills required.
  • A valid driver’s license and clean driving record required.
  • Beat reporting in arts, entertainment, and culture journalism preferred.

Education Equivalency

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience or a combination of education and experience.

Benefits:

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.

Position Information:

Position Type: Full Time

Hiring Range: $55,000 - $65,000

Starting Pay: based on education and experience.

Application Requirements:

To apply, submit a cover letter that includes where you learned of the job opening, a resume, and three professional references to hr@cpr.org with “Arts & Culture Reporter in the subject line. Please also include 3-5 examples of best work in any format that demonstrates competency in beat reporting, creativity, and fundamental journalism skills.

Application Deadline: February 11, 2022

Incomplete Applications will not be considered.

At Colorado Public Radio we are committed to cultivating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workplace that helps us represent the voices of the communities within Colorado. We highly encourage candidates with unique contributions such as ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity, nation of origin, age, language, veteran status, color, religion, disability and sexual orientation to apply to our openings. CPR is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team. If you need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.