Colorado Public Radio Seeks Wester Slope Regional Reporter

Apr 7, 2017

Colorado Public Radio News is expanding and has a brand new opportunity for a Western Slope Regional Reporter. The Western Slope Regional Reporter develops this geographic beat that is based in Grand Junction, CO and encompasses the western slope and mountain areas. This reporter covers major news developments in their region while also looking for the untold stories that define the place. They will also coordinate with the Denver-based beat reporters - education, environment, government, health, arts and business - to help expand our coverage of those beats on the Western Slope.  They will produce newscast items and daily and in-depth feature reports for radio, digital and social media platforms.

Colorado is a great place to live and work. 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 there is something to appeal to everyone.

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Knowledge and competencies:

  • Identification with the mission and purpose of Colorado Public Radio.
  • Minimum of 3 years journalism experience.
  • Broadcast experience preferred, 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 Grand Junction or near 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 "Western Slope Regional 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.