News Director

Colorado Public Radio
Published
May 9, 2022
Location
Englewood, CO
Category
Job Type

Description

Employment Requirement: Colorado Public Radio (CPR) strives to maintain a workplace that keeps employees mentally and physically safe. CPR requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious accommodation is timely requested and approved. All candidates offered a position at Colorado Public Radio will be required to comply with the COVID vaccine mandate and procedures prior to their first day of employment.

Incumbent is expected to reside in Colorado.

Who We Are:

Colorado Public Radio is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that produces meaningful news, music, and cultural experiences to everyone in Colorado using the power of the human voice in all its forms. Roughly 95 percent of CPR’s funds come from the private support of listeners, businesses and foundations. For more information, visit www.cpr.org.

  • CPR News delivers in-depth, insightful and impartial news and information from around the world, across the nation and throughout Colorado, examining its relevance to our state and connecting it to our community.
  • CPR Classical takes listeners on an in-depth exploration of thoughtfully curated music – with an emphasis on Colorado’s classical community – providing context to a broad range of meaningful and compelling works from past to present.
  • Indie 102.3 takes listeners inside the world of new and independent music – exposing them to up-and-coming artists and highlighting Colorado’s local music scene.
  • Denverite is an online news source dedicated to Denver's curious and concerned.
  • KRCC is a public radio station in Colorado Springs, Colorado, serving Southern Colorado. KRCC is operated by Colorado Public Radio in partnership with Colorado College.

Our values inspire, inform and guide our everyday actions. They serve as a set of expectations and a promise we make to ourselves, our partners and audiences.

• Creative • Curious • Ethical • Inclusive • Respectful

At Colorado Public Radio we are committed to cultivating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workplace that helps us represent the voices of the communities within Colorado. We highly encourage individuals with unique contributions such as ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity, nation of origin, age, language, veteran status, color, religion, disability and sexual orientation to apply to our openings. CPR is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team.

Colorado Public Radio (CPR) is seeking a News Director.

About the Position:

Colorado Public Radio News, one of the largest public media newsrooms in the country, is looking for a News Director to join our senior News leadership team. You will direct an experienced, diverse staff focusing on our audio platforms while collaborating with the Managing Editor/Digital to ensure CPR News fulfills its public service journalism mission of delivering urgent news, in-depth enterprise and accountability journalism, and stories that just bring a smile to a listener’s face. As part of senior News leadership, you will serve as back-up to the Executive Editor when needed, help develop news and audience strategies and contribute to a challenging, equitable, inclusive work culture.

About You:

Our ideal candidate is an innovative, creative, collaborative, solutions-oriented newsroom manager with excellent news judgment and editing skills. You are a leader with the ability to see the big picture while juggling multiple priorities. You’re highly organized and able to remain calm under pressure.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Significant journalistic experience - 8 years minimum; some of which must be public radio or broadcast - is required. Knowledge of Colorado - people and places - and important issues that impact the state is ideal. 5+ years experience in a newsroom leadership role preferred.
  • Strong judgment and understanding of journalistic standards, practices and ethics required.
  • Excellent management skills and experience; substantial supervisory roles in a daily news organization is required.
  • Proven record of telling stories for diverse communities required.
  • Meticulous organizational skills; experience managing multi-platform news is required.

Education Equivalency:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience or a combination of education and experience.

Benefits:

Colorado Public Radio is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package that reflects our culture of caring. Our employees have access to: 100 percent employer paid individual health, dental, life, and disability coverage; an outstanding paid family medical leave policy plus paid holidays and a very generous sick, vacation, and personal time off plan; voluntary offerings such as vision; a competitive retirement plan match with no waiting or vesting periods; flexible schedules; engagement and development opportunities; and a casual atmosphere.

Position Information:

Position Type: Full Time

Hiring Range: $90,200 - $120,200

Structure Title: Director, News Delivery

Starting Pay: based on education and experience.

Application Requirements:

To apply, apply here. Submit a cover letter that includes where you learned of the job opening, a resume, and three professional references.

Application Deadline: May 8th, 2022

Incomplete Applications will not be considered.

At Colorado Public Radio we are committed to cultivating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workplace that helps us represent the voices of the communities within Colorado. We highly encourage candidates with unique contributions such as ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity, nation of origin, age, language, veteran status, color, religion, disability and sexual orientation to apply to our openings. CPR is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team. If you need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.

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