Executive Producer

August 11, 2020

The executive producer is the chief audio evangelist within CPR News. This experienced, committed audio storytelling specialist will focus on the sound of CPR News’ on-air hosts, produce radio segments on a regular basis and in special coverage, train CPR News staff in the craft of audio, and strategize thoughtfully about what the radio audience wants and needs to hear each day on CPR News.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise, check in regularly and do airchecks with hosts.
  • Train new hosts for newsmagazine programs and develop systems for the emerging hosts’ development, in collaboration with the programming director.
  • Lead training for all CPR News staff in the craft of audio storytelling. That will include group sessions, listening feedback sessions, and one-on-one coaching, and can include work with trainers from outside CPR.
  • Produce live special coverage on CPR News, whether it be a midday breaking news situation or an evening election special.
  • Regularly produce two-ways and debriefs with newsmagazine hosts, working closely with morning and afternoon news editors, and the news director and other editors in the newsroom
  • Thoughtfully incorporate viewpoints and life experiences of people across the diversities that make up this state, helping achieve CPR’s mission to serve all Coloradans.
  • Think strategically about host breaks in the newsmagazines, to make CPR News’ on-air presence human, authoritative, present, and inclusive of various voices in our community.
  • Collect, review, and distribute if necessary any audience research and audio industry trends and insights, to make informed decisions about CPR News’ on-air offerings.

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Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Identification with the mission and purpose of Colorado Public Radio.
  • At least 4 years of experience in audio storytelling and production.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within the newsroom and across departments.
  • Demonstrated organizational and people skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience training other people in audio production and storytelling.
  • Experience in a newsroom.
  • Experience managing people.

Non-standard working hours guaranteed. On call as needed and accountable for establishing backup on-call staff when unavailable.

Non-standard working hours required at times. On call as needed.

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, three professional references and salary expectations to hr@cpr.org with "Executive Producer" 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. Competitive salary and benefits.

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