Colorado Matters Western Slope Producer

November 9, 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. 

This is not a remote position. Our Colorado Matters Western Slope Producer is expected to reside in the Grand Junction area upon starting. 

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Colorado Public Radio (CPR) is seeking a Colorado Matters Producer.

About the Position:

The Colorado Matters Producer identifies and showcases unique content that speaks to life in Colorado on the Western Slope. This position produces long-form interviews to air on Colorado Matters and is responsible for producing Western Slope-based short-form content that can air in the daily newscast, including content derived from long-form segments or content that is newscast-first or digital-first for CPR.org. 

This is not a remote position. Our Colorado Matters Western Slope Producer  is expected to reside in the Grand Junction area upon starting. 

About You

Our ideal candidate will have the following qualities:

You are a skilled audio producer with strong collaboration skills and the ability to work cohesively with a team. You’re a clear and concise communicator. You have an inquisitive nature with a talent for brainstorming ideas, workshopping them with a team, then taking the concept and producing it to completion with little guidance. You have a proven track record of editorial and creative ownership. It’s critical that you have excellent organizational skills and the ability to work well independently.  

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 3 - 5 years of producing experience broadly related to the position. This experience should include experience producing long-form interviews. 
  • A minimum of 3 years background in reporting, with print / digital writing experience. 
  • While not necessary, it would be beneficial if you have audio experience with Audition and prior experience working with field audio recording kits. 
  • While not necessary, it would be beneficial if you have knowledge of Colorado’s Western Slope and familiarity with the area. 

Education Equivalency

  • A fully relatable bachelor’s degree or associate’s degree may replace some of the required years of experience. . 

Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Colorado Public Radio, we are committed to building a diverse, inclusive, equitable and authentic workplace. If you're excited about this role, but your past experience doesn't perfectly align with every qualification in the job posting, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles with us.

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: Grade 17, $61,100 - $76,300

Structure Title: Producer, Colorado Matters

Starting Pay: based on education and experience.

Application Requirements:

Click here to apply. Please upload a resume and three professional references.

Incomplete Applications will not be considered.

Application deadline is December 9th, 2022. 

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.