Max Wycisk News Fellow

December 30, 2019

The CPR Max Wycisk News Fellowship is a year-long paid training in every aspect of public radio journalism - developing story ideas, reporting, writing, producing and editing, for both radio, and the website and social media.

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CPR will select three fellows who will spend time in all areas of the newsroom -- daily reporting for radio and digital platforms, producing for Colorado Matters, radio feature reporting, and working on podcasts and special projects. One of the fellows will be focused on covering the arts.

The News Fellows will learn to define, pitch and produce stories that meet public radio standards. Fellows will develop field recording skills, do basic photography, prepare thorough and balanced stories, identify guests for interviews, do thorough news research, meet news deadlines, prepare material for CPR’s digital and social media platforms and do on-air reporting.

The successful candidates are college graduates or post-graduates who have journalism experience, including the ability to identify good stories and report thoroughly and accurately.

Colorado residents and/or graduates of a Colorado college or university are preferred, but that is not required.

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Application Requirements:

Provide a cover letter describing why you want to learn about public radio journalism and why your journalism background suits you for the position. Please also provide a resume, three best reported pieces (excluding personal essays or opinion pieces), and three professional or academic references. All application materials should be e-mailed to with "News Fellow" in the subject line no later than midnight, January 24, 2020.

Late applications will not be considered.

No drop ins or phone calls please.

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.