Broadcast Sound Engineer (Part Time)

November 23, 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 News Production Broadcast Sound Engineer is responsible for providing technical support for CPR News and ensures that all audio produced by the newsroom meets Colorado Public Radio standards and deadlines. The News Production Broadcast Sound Engineer utilizes their advanced knowledge of audio production to carry-out field recordings, live broadcasts, feature mixing, sound design and technical training. Additionally, the News Production Broadcast Sound Engineer provides back-up for the rest of the News Production team by staying trained on Colorado Matters and News host Board Op / Producer daily production tasks. All other job-related duties may be assigned.

As a Broadcast Sound Engineer, You Will:

  • Acts as a back-up to the Board Op / Producer by staying trained on their daily production tasks:
    • Live Board Operation
    • Audio Quality Assurance
    • Staging Guests
    • Works closely with editors and newshosts to manage the airing of NPR and CPR News content
  • Performs the daily tasks associated with Colorado Matters daily production:
    • Live Board Operation
    • Staging Guests as the Technical Director
    • Show Assembly
    • Audio Quality Assurance
    • Web Audio Post-Production
    • News Magazine Edits
    • Field Recording
    • General Post-Production (music and feature mixing)
  • Provides support for CPR News by performing the following tasks:
    • Field Recording
    • Post-Production (music and feature mixing)
    • Sound Design
    • Onsite Event Planning and Execution
    • Studio Troubleshooting and Support
    • Audio Production Training

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • 3 - 5 years of experience broadly related to the position’s responsibilities
  • The position requires advanced knowledge of audio production and all related hardware and software.
  • This position requires a person that is highly organized, with strengths in time management and communication.
  • This position involves non-standard hours as needed, including evenings and weekends. Occasional travel is also required.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Capable of lifting heavy equipment.

Benefits:

Colorado Public Radio is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package that reflects our culture of caring. Our part-time employees have access to an outstanding paid family medical leave policy plus paid holidays and a very generous sick, vacation, and personal time off plan. 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: Part Time, Non-Exempt

Position Salary Range: $24.04 - $28.85

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 "Broadcast Sound Engineer" 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.