Public Affairs Producer/Reporter, Colorado Matters

March 9, 2020

This position produces interviews and occasional radio features to be showcased on Colorado Matters and on digital and social media platforms, with a heavy emphasis on public affairs and politics, including interviews with politicians, candidates and subject matter experts.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops and produces thoughtful, hard-hitting content that lends itself toward long format live and recorded interviews for Colorado Matters.
  • Identify opportunities for sound-rich, on-location conversations. Segment production includes identifying and pre-interviewing potential guests, writing and producing the radio script, editing any accompanying audio, and writing a digital story as assigned-- with social media engagement on the front and back end.
  • Help direct with the hosts in the booth and on-location live interviews.
  • The public affairs producer must demonstrate an understanding of complex political topics such that they can construct nuanced interviews that hold politicians accountable.
  • Help the audience understand complex issues through clear, conversational, fun, and innovative segments.
  • Though, this position is designed to be focused on politics and public affairs, there is a “general assignment” component as needed and as assigned, which requires generating story ideas on any given subject, whether arts and culture, business, education, the economy, the environment, government and politics, lifestyle, or science and technology.

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Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of five years of journalism experience preferred; public radio and/or print/digital experience ideal with a focus on both reporting and producing. Must have experience in public affairs coverage.
  • High-level writing and editing skills, especially on digital platforms with knowledge of AP style writing.
  • A track record of strong engagement through social media.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify key developments and distill complex matters.
  • Able to work collaboratively, meet deadlines, juggle multiple tasks and deadlines.

Position is based in Denver.

This position requires working non-standard hours from time to time and some travel.

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 "Public Affairs Producer/Reporter" 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