Managing Editor/ Accountability and Outreach

September 24, 2020

The Managing Editor will have a wide-ranging role to lead the efforts of CPR on several fronts: keeping equity, diversity and inclusion at the forefront of Colorado Public Radio’s coverage for all Coloradans, search for opportunities to make coverage more reflective of the diversity of our state, work with both newsroom leadership and reporting staff to answer audience questions about our coverage, monitor whether we are meeting equity benchmarks set for the news service, as well as for our broadcast audio and digital stories, seek out and foster partnerships to provide diverse, intriguing and thoughtful digital and audio content, and grow and facilitate our partnerships with other media in the region.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interviews and surveys marginalized communities in collaboration with other CPR departments throughout Colorado. Identifies communities not represented in our ratings data and designs targeted outreach programs for them.
  • Conducts regular audits of coverage to identify areas for growth and learning. Works with topic editors to develop individualized plans for inclusion. Directs any source tracking efforts; designs long-term accountability measures for source tracking.
  • Trains reporters and consults other editors on sourcing, reporting and developing relationships in marginalized communities. Brings in outside consulting when necessary.
  • Helps identify internal practices and issues that lead to bias or inequity and works with senior newsroom leaders to address them.
  • Works with newsroom leadership to incorporate solutions journalism strategies into coverage plans.
  • This position is an authority on style and ethics-related questions. The editor will help maintain and update CPR News’ in-house style guide, and will work directly with reporters and management when ethical issues arise.
  • Contribute to efforts that seek greater diversity in our recruitment; full participation with other senior editors in final hiring and promotion decisions; acting as a convener of discussions across News desks regarding coverage of race and identity; more inclusiveness in our coverage of people with different life experiences and perspectives; reviews of stories that involve sensitive subjects of race, ethnicity and identity; and along with other senior newsroom leaders, listening to staff concerns on these issues and working on solutions with others in the newsroom’s senior leadership.
  • Manage and administer CPR’s participation in NextGen Radio.

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Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Experienced editor with strong capabilities in audio and digital.
  • Proven leadership in diversity, equity and inclusion coverage and strategies.
  • Proven ability to lead innovation.
  • Experience in training journalists preferred.
  • Knowledge of Colorado and its news topics preferred.
  • Identification with the mission and purpose of Colorado Public Radio.
  • Must be able to thrive in an environment that requires juggling multiple tasks and deadlines and have strong organizational skills.

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

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 "Managing Editor/ Accountability and Outreach" 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