Classical Fellow

February 19, 2020

The CPR Classical Fellowship is a year-long paid training in every aspect of public radio production, including audio and visual content for both radio and web. The fellow will learn to write, speak and edit for radio, and gain knowledge in best practices for engaging new classical audiences on social media. Additional focus areas: fundamentals of music library management, music programming, theme and story development, coordinating Performance Studio recording sessions and on-air show preparation.

The successful candidate is a college graduate or postgraduate who is passionate and knowledgeable about music, including the ability to identify relevant music for CPR Classical’s audience and illuminate why it matters in a compelling, accurate way.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Production and Content Creation:
    • Edit audio segments for broadcast
    • Mix sound to enhance on-air feature content
    • Meet production deadlines
    • Develop story & theme ideas that resonate with a classical audience
    • Prepare content for our digital and social media platforms - written, visual and audio
  • Music and Broadcast:
    • Help coordinate classical music recording sessions in the CPR Performance Studio
    • Music library assistance
    • Musical discovery: identify new music recordings for on-air consideration
    • Help schedule music for broadcast
    • Other duties as assigned
    • Travel and non-standard working hours may be required

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Education and Experience Requirements:

  • A passion for music, particularly classical music
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Ability to identify relevant music for CPR Classical’s audience
  • Demonstrably strong writing skills
  • Proficient in use of social media, particularly Facebook and Instagram
  • General PC computer competency and familiarity with audio editing software

Application Requirements:

To apply, submit a cover letter describing your knowledge, voice and fluency in understanding of music, resume, and three professional or academic references to hr@cpr.org with "Classical Fellow" in the subject line.

Please also include links to audio samples of any work in voicing or broadcast. (Optional)

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The one-year Fellowship begins July 1, 2020 and includes salary and full benefits.

Colorado Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer and encourages workplace diversity.