General Assignment Reporter/Backup Host

Jan 22, 2017

  Colorado Public Radio is seeking a General Assignment Reporter/Backup Host to join its Daily News team. The General Assignment Reporter/Backup Host is the primary backup on-air host for CPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition. When they aren’t hosting, this person is a full time general assignment reporter and expected to take the lead on daily news filing quick turn features for radio and digital as well as reporter debriefs and newscast material.


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 with something to appeal to everyone.


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Knowledge and competencies:

  • Identification with the mission and purpose of Colorado Public Radio.
  • 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; excellent communicator who works collaboratively and independently while meeting deadlines.
  • Must have strong digital writing skills, comfortable with taking photographs and using social media platforms.
  • Proficiency with audio editing software and automation software preferred.


To apply, please send cover letter, resume, three examples of reported stories and two examples of on-air work (newscasts, breaks, interstitials preferred) if you have,   along with  three professional references to with "General Assignment Reporter/ Backup Host" 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.