Audience Editor

November 2, 2021

Employment Requirement: Colorado Public Radio (CPR) strives to maintain a workplace that keeps employees mentally and physically safe. 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. If you need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.

About Our Job:

The Audience Editor, as part of the news digital team, ensures that the newsroom is serving all Coloradans with its digital products by understanding who Coloradans are, who is served by which stories, features, beats and projects, identifying the gaps between those and identifying opportunities to close those gaps and times when we must start anew. Edits and produces news stories every day. They pitch, edit, produce, publish and distribute digital news stories in collaboration with the news digital team and other editors in the newsroom to serve all Coloradans by delivering on documented beat priorities.

As a Audience Editor, You Will:

  • Pitch, edit, produce, publish and distribute digital news stories across multiple platforms including targeted social media in collaboration with the news digital team and other editors in the newsroom to serve all Coloradans by delivering on documented beat priorities.
  • Help achieve news digital team goals by researching, implementing and innovating digital news best practices. Contribute to news digital team strategy by participating in quarterly priority setting.
  • Serve and develop a diverse audience and ensure diversity in sourcing in collaboration with editors and reporters before, during and after the reporting and writing of individual stories, paying particular attention to underserved communities.
  • Lead audience-focused story meetings with small teams in the newsroom.
  • Imagine, test and improve upon digital news products using audience-focused processes.
  • Write email newsletters and alerts as part of the CPR News email team.
  • Participates in all assigned fund-raising and outreach activities, on air and off.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Strong professional journalism experience (5+ years) required.
  • Strong news judgment and outstanding writing and editing skills.
  • Demonstrated comfort with learning and using HTML, CSS and other languages as needed.
  • Experience with analytics tools like Google Analytics, Parse.ly, etc.
  • Experience sending email newsletters.
  • Confidence and communication skills needed to teach above skills to others, or provide minimal ongoing coaching as needed.
  • Demonstrated excellence in editing to AP style, crafting headlines, captions and copy for the web and in email newsletters, taking into account other factors like mobile displays, SEO and/or social platforms.
  • Audience development and social media skills and experience required.
  • Familiarity with data visualization or data analysis a bonus.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience producing major initiatives and projects highly desired.
  • Written and spoken Spanish fluency preferred

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, Exempt

Position Salary Range: $65,000 - $75,000

Starting Pay: based on experience and education

Application Requirements:

To apply, submit a cover letter that includes where you learned of the job opening, resume, and three professional references to hr@cpr.org with "Audience 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.

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. If you need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.