Podcast Editor/Producer

October 20, 2021

Employment Requirement: Colorado Public Radio (CPR) strives to maintain a workplace that keeps employees mentally and physically safe. 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. 

Incumbent is expected to reside in Colorado.

Who We Are:

Colorado Public Radio is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that produces meaningful news, music, and cultural experiences to everyone in Colorado using the power of the human voice in all its forms. Roughly 95 percent of CPR’s funds come from the private support of listeners, businesses and foundations.

  • CPR News delivers in-depth, insightful and impartial news and information from around the world, across the nation and throughout Colorado, examining its relevance to our state and connecting it to our community.
  • CPR Classical takes listeners on an in-depth exploration of thoughtfully curated music – with an emphasis on Colorado’s classical community – providing context to a broad range of meaningful and compelling works from past to present.
  • Indie 102.3 takes listeners inside the world of new and independent music – exposing them to up-and-coming artists and highlighting Colorado’s local music scene.
  • Denverite is an online news source dedicated to Denver's curious and concerned.
  • KRCC is a public radio station in Colorado Springs, Colorado, serving Southern Colorado. KRCC is operated by Colorado Public Radio in partnership with Colorado College.

Our values inspire, inform and guide our everyday actions. They serve as a set of expectations and a promise we make to ourselves, our partners and audiences.

 • Creative       • Curious         • Ethical           • Inclusive        • Respectful

About Our Job:

The Podcast Editor / Producer leads the development of podcast episodes and pilots produced by the Audio Innovations Studio, from initial pitch to final product, working across all services to ensure the most effective and impactful content. The Editor / Producer will work with the Audio Innovations team to steer podcasts, documentaries and other audio products from reporting to story scripting and presentation, to powerful use of sound.

As a Podcast Editor/Producer, You Will:

  • Act as primary content editor and oversee producers on long-form audio projects. Guide longform storytelling -- including feedback on reporting plans, multiple script drafts and mixes, and final mixes.
  • Work closely with Audio Innovations Executive Producer and Audio Innovations team to ensure best practices, optimal decision making and use of resources in production and in planning stages. Work to book interviews with diverse voices for CPR’s reporting and storytelling. Collaborate with News editors and service leaders on editorial integrity of News and Music productions.
  • Pitch and produce stories and projects, including contributions to our existing shows and pilots in development. Work with outside talent and freelancers on developing new audio products as opportunities arise.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Minimum of two years developing and editing audio content with proven reach and impact, and an understanding of the production sensibilities of podcasting and how to incorporate longform storytelling approaches required.
  • Capable of handling all stages of the production process: pitching, planning, interview scripting, interview production, story structure, scripting, revising, mixing preferred.
  • Minimum of three years strong journalism and/or documentary experience, including project management required.
  • Demonstrated skill producing and mixing audio required.
  • Minimum of two years experience coordinating/collaborating with audio hosts, reporters, producers, sound designers required.

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.

Job Profile: Editor/Producer

Position Type: Full Time, Exempt

Position Salary Range: $75,000 - $85,000

Starting Pay: based on experience and education

Application Requirements:

To apply, submit a cover letter that includes where you learned of the job opening, resume, and three professional references to hr@cpr.org with "Podcast Editor/Producer" in the subject line. Please also include links to samples of your work or projects you have led.

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 individuals 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.