Colorado Public Radio is seeking a Digital General Assignment Reporter to join its expanding newsroom. The General Assignment Reporter produces digital breaking news and enterprise stories, as well as news spots, two-ways, features and occasional interviews for Colorado Matters. This position covers primarily daily developments in Colorado and files stories initially for CPR.org, and then develops the stories as needed for newscasts, news magazines and other programming.
Covers stories across broad categories including breaking news, education, energy and environment, arts, health, business & the economy, criminal justice, science & technology, and human interest. Coordinates with editor and beat reporters on beat topics. At times assists beat reporters with coverage in their areas. This position identifies trends and developing stories, and pursues enterprise work as time and coverage permits to uncover stories that no one else is reporting.
Researches, writes, reports, edits, and voices a variety of stories every week. Provides soundbites, wraps and voicers for hourly newscasts, and occasional debriefs on Colorado Matters.
Coordinates, writes and produces digital content with an editor and digital team. This person is expected to take photographs and/or video on assignment, use social media while on assignment, and provide explainer material to digital ahead of major developments on a story. Reporter also uses social media to reach sources and communities in the course of reporting and in following-up on stories.
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CPR 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. Online, we pay special attention to the Colorado part of that equation.
Colorado is a great place to live and work. Denver is known for its sunshine, world-renowned art museums, thriving performing and fine arts scene, terrific restaurants and more. The nearby Rocky Mountains are an incredible playground for world-class skiing, hiking, biking, hunting and fishing. As a dynamic news state, CPR News has covered the legalization of marijuana, gay marriage, oil and gas industry, arts and cultural issues and much more. All this in a growing newsroom with mountain views.
Professional experience in digital journalism required.
Strong understanding of the fundamentals of journalism and fair and accurate reporting.
Must understand and adhere to CPR News Ethics policy.
Social media skills and data analysis skills are desirable.
Able to work collaboratively, meet deadlines, juggle multiple tasks.
Position is based in Denver.
This position requires working non-standard hours from time to time and some travel.
To apply, please email us your cover letter, resume, references and salary expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Digital General Assignment Reporter" in the subject line. Please also include links to samples of your work or projects you have led.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
No phone calls or drop ins please. Competitive salary and benefits.
Colorado Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer and encourages workplace diversity.