Audio Projects Editor

August 12, 2021

The Audio Projects Editor works with teams in CPR News to identify, develop and execute longform audio projects - including audio documentaries, serialized projects and News potential podcasts. In addition, the editor will spend approximately half their time as a producer for Colorado Matters, CPR’s daily public affairs show.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Audio and projects:

  • Identifies stories that have potential to build into long-form audio projects.
  • Pitches long-form projects to News leadership and coordinates with News teams to develop the project.
  • Exercises the highest standards of audio storytelling in producing projects.
  • Looks for innovative ways for CPR News to serve its audiences, including on-demand projects.
  • Coordinates with Audio Innovations or strategy and production guidance.

Colorado Matters:

  • Produce taped and live interviews on subjects about the state, generating ideas and accepting assignments from EP.
  • Write web stories and social media engagement for interviews produced for CM.
  • Report feature stories and host shows and interviews as assigned. Work with producers and thoroughly review background and scripts to prepare and conduct thoughtful, respectful, fair and conversational interviews with single or multiple guests, live and taped.

Other duties include:

  • Work with CPR’s fundraising team during pledge drives and in pre-recording material.
  • Assist with backup editing when schedules allow.
  • Contribute to strategy discussions among News editing team.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Five-plus years of journalism experience.
  • Extensive experience in audio journalism, including daily production segments as well as long-form story editing.
  • Proven track record of delivering complex, multi-platform story projects on deadline.
  • Impeccable news judgment.
  • Ability to distill complex topics for an audio audience.
  • Adherence to CPR News ethics policies.

Position is based in CPR's downtown Denver newsroom.

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 "Audio Projects 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.

Salary Range:

$70,000-$80,000

Benefits Summary:

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.