Colorado Public Radio Seeks Backup News Host/Reporter

Dec 17, 2015

Backup News Host / Reporter

Colorado Public Radio is looking for an experienced host / reporter who is the primary backup for morning and afternoon drive to join our growing newsroom.

The successful candidate will produce and voice on-air elements, including newscasts, feature story leads and tags, weather forecasts, promos and segues. A conversational, credible and polished on-air presence is a must.

Essential skills include strong news judgment and news writing and editing as well as a passion for news and desire to work collaboratively.

This position regularly reports and produces newscast stories as well as in-depth features and interviews. Responsibilities will also include live and recorded fundraising.

Colorado is a dynamic news state where in recent years we’ve covered the legalization of marijuana, gay marriage, oil and gas industry, arts and cultural issues and much more. The state is again expected to be hotly contested in the 2016 presidential race. All this in a growing, large newsroom with mountain views.

Experience and competencies:

  • Minimum of three years' experience in an on-air broadcast news role.
  • Public radio news hosting and fundraising experience preferred.
  • Strong news judgment, writing and delivery skills; great communicator with the ability to work collaboratively and independently.
  • Proficiency with audio editing software and automation software preferred.

To apply:

Send a cover letter, resume, three air checks of your broadcast hosting as well as three samples of your work including a hosted interview, a newscast story and/or news features and three references to with Backup News Host / Reporter in the subject line. Please include links to audio or video samples.

Colorado Public Radio offers a competitive salary and benefits. No phone calls or drop-ins please. This position will remain open until filled. Colorado Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer and encourages workplace diversity.