Colorado Public Radio Seeks Government Reporter

Oct 27, 2016

Colorado Public Radio News seeks a Government Reporter to join an award-winning team of beat reporters.

The Government Reporter has a passion for tracking government at all levels and unearthing the unexpected stories of how national, state and local government impacts the Colorado community. This is the ultimate watchdog position. The Government Reporter will cover everything from elections to the legislative session to enterprise investigations. This person is a storyteller who finds the universal connections that demonstrate how government intersects with the lives of people across the state. They will produce daily news stories and enterprise features for radio, digital and social media platforms. This position requires paying attention to city and county agendas, government agencies, and covering the state legislative issues . Knowledge of investigative practices that include accessing documents and filing open records requests preferred. .

Colorado is a great place to live and work. Denver is known for its sunshine; incredible access to outdoor activities like skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and golf;  world-renowned art museums and thriving arts scene; terrific restaurants; and year-round events that appeal to everyone.

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  • Identification with the mission and purpose of Colorado Public Radio.
  • Minimum of 5 years journalism experience.
  • Broadcast experience required, public radio experience ideal.
  • High-level writing and editing skills, demonstrated ability to identify key developments and distill complex matters.
  • Able to work collaboratively, meet deadlines, juggle multiple tasks.

Position is based in Denver and requires working non-standard hours and some travel.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, three examples of reported stories, and three professional references to with "Government Reporter" in the subject line. Please include links to audio or video samples if you have them. No phone calls or drop ins please. Competitive salary and benefits.

Colorado Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer and encourages workplace diversity.

Colorado Public Radio News delivers insightful and impartial news from around the world, across the nation, and throughout Colorado, examining its relevance to our state and connecting it to our community. Listeners rely on CPR as a resource for emerging Colorado stories.